From a cash country, where transactions were done by moving plastic bags with money between bank branches, China has turned into a leading force in fintech or financiel technology. Mobile payment are standard. Bitcoins and blockchain technology found in China early adopters. Social media have – more than anywhere in the world – adopted payment systems to facilitate online trade.
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Innovation and China seemed have been at odds for a long time. But the country known for its copy-cats has made huge strides forward, and innovation has become a key feature in the country´s development. Not surprising, also speakers at the China Speakers Bureau reflect that important development.
Twenty years ago Chinese academics sent their first online message and since then the internet has changed China beyond recognition. Despite efforts by the government to keep freedom of speech in check, China´s internet users are freer than even. A few of our speakers are key experts in this field.
Now China´s downturn hits certain industries, Chinese entrepreneurs use their creativity to change horses. The Globe and Mail describes how a former steel trader refocused his firm on medicinal liquor. Former Tudou founder Marc van der Chijs comments on how this fits into the Chinese style of doing business.
China-investor Marc van der Chijs visited Shanghai for a board meeting of Dianrong, a financial internet firm, and summarized a few observations on his weblog. Company valuations are going through the roof and how they start to buy R&D outside China.
When China entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs moved to Vancouver two years ago, he had already a history of Chinese start-ups under hit belt, including China´s largest video hosting firm Tudou. As VC he remains active in China from Canada, he tells LearnChineseBusiness.com, but misses the daily business vibe of the country.
China is not short of amazing success stories, especially when it comes to the internet. VC Marc van der Chijs is board member if Dianrong.com and tells how the company raised US$500,000 in two minutes for a new financial product.
In China the financial authorities have come close to a ban of the Bitcoin, and the news in general has been negative. But China entrepreneur and Bitcoin enthusiast Marc van de Chijs explains on his weblog why the crypto-currency is likely to keep on shaking the financial markets.
OKCoin, claiming to be China´s largest Bitcoin exchange, got a first round of VC funding of US$10 million, writes VC Marc van der Chijs in Coindesk.com. Target: growth outside China.
Tudou founder Marc van der Chijs is having a small party. Ten years after he started China´s video sharing firm Tudou (now merged with former competitor Youku), the company turned profitable. A bit longer than we expected, he writes on his weblog.