Consumer confidence is back on track, and investors see China again as a safe haven, argues business analyst Shaun Rein on Bloomberg TV. Consumers are spending money again, after the government made small, but significant moves to shore up confidence.
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More than 100 million Chinese will travel abroad next year, creating huge investments opportunities. WSJ’s Wei Gu discusses those chances with fund manager Jim Rogers, who picked shares from airline and hotel companies, to bet on this massive development.
Can Detroit learn from the way China pulled its economy out of misery, wonders lecturer Michael Justin Lee in ChinaUSFocus. “There actually was no great secret to the success of China’s SEZs. The government butts out to incent private capital in. That’s pretty much it.”
Is e-learning a good way to deal with China’s shortage of qualified teachers? One of the questions in the debate on the future of online education, moderated by WSJ’s Wei Gu, with Yat Siu, chief executive of Outblaze, and her WSJ colleague Jake Lee.
Location makes a difference for successful industries, but government can help, argues NYU economist Heleen Mees against New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. In Post-Syndicate, she explains why China’s growth model makes sense, and uses the trade explosion province of Yunnan as an illustration.
Chinese investors were among the more daring, but have become more conservative over the past two years. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses the change with Jennifer Zeng, Partner at Bain & Co., as wealth management products take over from stocks and real estate.
Battling a slowdown in Apple’s China sales by doubling the number of outlets might just not be enough, tells retail analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg. Apple is facing “serious political headwinds”.
Real estate and stocks might still top the investments of China’s rich, alternative investments like art, jewelry, fine wine and watches are gaining ground, according to Rupert Hoogewerf, in a new report of the Hurun Rich list, released this week, writes the Global Times.
Most wealthy Chinese have already bought themselves a foreign passport and properties, but now the higher middle-class is moving part of their assets abroad, tells WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. And although Chinese restricts exporting capital abroad, Chinese find enough loopholes.