Category Archives: intelligence

The march of WeChat, mobile and e-commerce – Sam Flemming

Sam Flemming, CEO of Kantar Media CIC, is taking the pulse of the latest changes in his ten years in the industry. WeChat, mobile and e-commerce continued to explode in 2015, he writes for Ad Age. From six observations, his take on WeChat.

The complex maritime relations between China and the US – Wendell Minnick

The edgy relations between China and the US at sea have been tested over the past few months, and at last week´s International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) defense analyst Wendell Minnick heard how crisis management tools between the countries have performed, he writes in Defense News.

US-China clash in South China Sea “unlikely” – Wendell Minnick

China is flexing it maritime muscles in the South China Sea, and military analysts different on how dangerous the situation can get. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick thinks a clash between China and the US is unlikely, but cannot be excluded, writes Asia one.

Baidu rebuilds Nepal virtually – Kaiser Kuo

Baidu, China´s largest search engine, has launched an initiative to rebuild Nepal virtually, in 360 degrees using the many existing pictures of destroyed sites. Communication director Kaiser Kuo explains on his Facebook page how it works, and how tourists´pictures will be used.

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.

Apple´s capitulation to China gives Obama a problem – Ben Cavender

China´s proposal to IT vendors to give access to their devices to fight terror has raised the tensions in the industry. Apple seems to have agreed to share its source code with China, and that might cause Obama a headache, says business analyst Ben Cavender in Quartz.

Defining the Chinese dream – Shaun Rein

Author Shaun Rein of The End of Copycat China explores at Richard Heffner’s Open Mind a fast changing China. Twenty years ago Chinese had trouble to meet their basic needs, but now – as wealth has exploded – they start to redefine what is important in life, their Chinese dream, as president Xi Jinping calls it.

China: learning how to shoot down US stealth fighters – Wendell Minnick

The F-22 Raptor fighter based at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam is one of the largest threats for China´s security, its military find. So, the country it not only developing radar systems to see it, but want to learn to take it out of the air, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick at Defense News.

Japan documents intrusion by Chinese military aircraft – Wendell Minnick

The Japanese ministry of defense (MoD) has launched a website documenting intrusions by Chinese military aircraft in the East China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. China´s activities have increased rapidly, the website says.

Baidu tracks migration during CNY – Kaiser Kuo

China´s leading search engine Baidu launched just before Chinese New Year a heatmap, showing how the millions of Chinese make their way home and back. Director international communication Kaiser Kuo show some of the findings and patterns Baidu discovered to the Wall Street Journal.