Category Archives: innovation

How Haier reinvented itself four times – Bill Fischer

Haier is not only for years the largest white-good manufacturer, not only in China, but worldwide. IMD professor Bill Fischer explains how the first Chinese company to go global did so by unconditional focussing on their customers, in Strategy Business. How Haier reinvented itself four times in 30 years.

China´s booming investment scene – William Bao Bean

Investments are flooding into China´s innovative industries. But investing in China is a completely different game from the traditional VC approach, tells William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, in VentureCon Japan, according to E27. China is providing more finance, and more competition.

Reasons for Baidu to look abroad – Kaiser Kuo

China´s internet giants are looking increasingly abroad, not only to find new markets, but also to find new technology and good engineers, says Kaiser Kuo, director international communication at China´s largest search engine Baidu. In Knowledge CKGSB.

Sea-plane might support China´s territorial claims – Wendell Minnick

A new sea-plane might fit nicely into China´s territorial claims in the South China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Up to now, China did not have airplanes able to go to the disputed islands.

Why the Apple watch will be a hit in China – Shaun Rein

Apple´s latest iPhone has been a huge success in China, after the company had more problems entering the China market earlier. But the Apple Watch is going to be a success, expects business analyst Shaun Rein, according to Bloomberg.

Is China a Copycat – Shaun Rein

China veteran Shaun Rein is on a book tour for his latest one The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. A report from the Business of Design Week 2014 at StylebyAsia.com. “Rein is born to be on stage, his speech is just enjoyable and enthralling.”

Baidu´s smartbike coming to you – Kaiser Kuo

Baidu is about to release a new feature into the internet of things: a smartbike. Baidu director communication Kaiser Kuo explains the features in investors.com. First release will be in China, but “there’s no reason necessarily we would leave it only in China.”

Silicon Valley should not underestimate China´s innovation – Shaun Rein

China is in the middle of a shift from the world´s factory to a base of innovation, argues author Shaun Rein of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. Silicon Valley and US firms in general should pay attention to that shift, he tells in the Mercury News.

Review: Shaun Rein´s “End of Copycat China” – Financial Times

Raving reviews are coming in from Shaun Rein´s The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia, this time from the Financial Times. “An intriguing book, with many interesting anecdotes, mini-case studies, and interviews.”

Developing an anti-stealth radar – Wendell Minnick

An anti-stealth radar, able to spot intruding stealth fighters, is yet another military industry where China is making inroads, reports defense analyst Wendell Minnick from the Zhuhai China Airshow for Defense News.