Category Archives: intelligence

How China manages its growing bad loans – Sara Hsu

China’s bad loans are increasing, but the country’s financial authorities have been trying to crack down on this source of financial stability. How are those efforts faring now China is suffering from a relative drop in economic growth. Financial analyst Sara Hsu discusses the dilemma’s the authorities are facing especially now the trade war is ongoing.

How Trump’s trade war is backfiring – Sara Hsu

Trump’s trade war against China is backfiring, says financial analyst Sara Hsu at the China Focus. While ideologically the trade war makes sense, US consumers and companies pay a high price, she says.

Experts on the US-China trade war at the China Speakers Bureau

Who to turn for advice to now US president Donald Trump seems still running a trade war with China – and the rest of the world? A few experts at the China Speakers Bureau have started to make sense out of the erratic behavior of the leader of the world’s largest economy. Making sense out of what the world’s second-largest economy will do will only be slightly easier. A few speakers at our office might be able to help you out.

Jim Rogers to visit North Korea

Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea has invited the renowned investor Jim Rogers next month to visit his country, reports the Korea Herald.

How Tencent became a winner with WeChat – Matthew Brennan

China’s internet giant Tencent has become a winner, first by copying US competitors, but now it has become their inspirator, says Tencent-watcher Matthew Brennan to Leadersleague. “WeChat does not monetize data, but it is a growth lever for other businesses in the Tencent group. It’s a bit like iOS or Android in that regard,” says Brennan.

How to bargain at a China market – Ashley Dudarenok

Bargaining at Chinese markets is a show, explains marketing veteran Ashley Duranenok at her daily vlog, and she gives some basic rules. “Always stay in your role,” is a key one.

How the trade war between China and the US might evolve – Arthur Kroeber

Negotiators at both China and the White House are figuring out what kind of trade deal might be possible, while the trade war is still moving on. Leading economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, looks into the next moves for both parties for the South China Morning Post.

Luxury brands got it wrong on Douyin – Ashley Dudarenok

Luxury brands jumped on Douyin, a hip short video app that is popular among China’s young social media users, that has even been called the WeChat for luxury goods. Wrong, very wrong, says marketing veteran Ashley Dudarenok to the Jing Daily.

Xi’s road for China to become a global power – Arthur Kroeber

President Xi Jinping is effectively replacing former leader Deng Xiaoping as the thought leader of China’s development, and he is well on his road to set the road for the country as a global power, says economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, at Bloomberg.

What Tencent does better than Apple – Matthew Brennan

Zhang Xiaolong, the founder of Tencent’s WeChat, delivered a speech on how the future of the company looks like. Tencent watcher Matthew Brennan looks at the way Tencent is doing things different than Apple, and why their mini-programs might be a winner, in Technode.