Category Archives: investments

China firms going international: friend or foe? – Joel Backaler

Chinese companies going abroad are mostly new kids at the block for domestic and international companies. How to look at them, was a question consultant Joel Backaler, author of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global often got. His third installment of his post-Europe trip.

China plans sweeping foreign investment reforms – Xu Ping

At the end of last year, China promised drastic reforms for aid foreign investments. Xu Ping, lawyer at King&Wood Mallesons calls those plans “sweeping” in a review of the “2014 Draft” that has been released, although many restrictions remain in place.

Hong Kong needs to strengthen its accounting rules – Paul Gillis

Fishy listings from Chinese firms have become a problem for the Hong Kong stock exchange. Hong Kong needs to strengthen its rules to get their act together, says accounting professor Paul Gillis at Its new 2012 rules might not be enough. Chinese companies have to be forced to tell the whole story.

Why do Chinese companies want to go international? – Joel Backaler

Since the Chinese domestic market is so huge, why to Chinese companies bother to go international. Author Joel Backaler of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global gave last month 14 presentations seven European cities. And this was the most asked question.

China´s emerging outbound financial investments – Sara Hsu

China´s financial outbound investment is tiny, compared to other capital streams. But financial analyst Sara Hsu expects a boost, following real estate and manufacturing, she writes in the Diplomat. Also here, fast growth is high on the political agenda.

Premier Li in anti-recession mode – Sara Hsu

Europe talks already about a triple-dip, a third financial crisis, as China´s premier Li Keqiang visited the continent with a global anti-recession business trip, offering deals to Germany, Italy and Russia. Financial analyst Sara Hsu. “Bolstering growth is needed in those countries… It won´t be Li´s last tour.”

Chinese investors turn to Tokyo real estate – Wei Gu

Relations between China and Japan might be tense, Chinese companies and individuals spend increasingly their capital in the real estate of Tokyo, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in her column at the Wall Street Journal.

Why China needs Europe now – Shaun Rein

Premier Li Keqiang will visit Germany this week with the largest business delegation ever. Business analyst Shaun Rein explains why China has a rather weak economy, and needs Europe for support. With some advise on German business how to treat Chinese competitors.

William Bao Bean joins China Accelerator

William Bao Bean has joined SOS Ventures as an Investment Partner, Asia and takes over as Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, the first and longest running startup accelerator program in China based out of Shanghai and run by SOS Ventures.

China´s finance, between bears and bulls – Sara Hsu

Last year China promised it would not bail out its unruly financial sector. It still did. It promised swiping financial reforms. They did not materialize. Financial analyst Sara Hsu discusses the current state of China´s finance and what the government should do. Asking questions are Chao Pan and Fons Tuinstra.