Category Archives: innovation

On innovation “Chinese won’t deliver” – Tom Doctoroff

Innovation is lagging, says most China experts, although the subject is high on the political agenda. Author Tom Doctoroff of “What Chinese Want” is equally harsh in Forbes. The Chinese won’t deliver on innovation.

Suzhou “still no Silicon Valley” – William Bao Bean

China has put innovation high on its political agenda and the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) has drawn thousands of start-ups. But that makes it not yet a Silicon Valley, warns venture capitalist William Bao Bean with Singtel Innov8 in Marketplace.

Why China is not set to become an innovative country – Bill Dodson

A KPMG report on China’s innovative strengths went viral an suggests the country’s disruptive power will change the world. China veteran Bill Dodson advises on his weblog the researchers to have a closer look and disagrees with their optimistic take.

Apple is under-performing – Shaun Rein

Apple’s recent success in China might have gained it a lot of admirers. But the company could have done much better and could have turned China into its largest market, retail analyst Shaun Rein tells in the Pandodaily.

Alibaba, the winner in China’s economy – Ben Cavender

Economists differ very much on the future of China’s short term economic direction, upwards or downwards. But in every case, e-commerce giant Alibaba is going to be a winner, predicts consumer analyst Ben Cavender in Bloomberg.

Creativity needs political reform – Tom Doctoroff

Why is China lacking creativity and a developed service sector, Adweek asks advertisement guru Tom Doctoroff, author of “What Chinese Want. The current lack of political reform is draining the country’s creative resources, Tom Doctoroff argues.

China’s innovation is lagging – Bill Fischer

China’s innovating power is not really moving forward, tells IMD-professor and author Bill Fischer in the Shanghai Daily. “You need also the ability to commercialize ideas as well.” Bill Fischer:…

Even Chinese do not want “made in China” – Bill Dodson

Chinese brands are associated with cheap, chintzy and unaccountable, even for the Chinese writes China veteran Bill Dodson, author of the upcoming book “China Fast Forward”, on his weblog. Chinese brands are looking for a clean Western image.

Will Russia sell China its Su-35? – Reuben F. Johnson

Here is the dilemma. Russia is eager to sell the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) its fighter planes Su-35, but fears China might reverse-engineer its airplane. Defense specialist Reuben F. Johnson explains in Jane’s how the negotiations develop

Life start-ups tougher in China than in Silicon Valley – Marc van der Chijs

Compared to Silicon Valley, foreign entrepreneurs setting up start-ups have a tougher life in China, says Shanghai-based serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs in ZDNetasia. Having good partners and network connections is key, he adds.