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China Roundup: The Chinese economy and structural changes; Baidu Eye; and Apple’s New Problem

This week, figures from the HSBC/Markit PMI implied that the Chinese economy might finally be on the path to.

by Major Tian | Sep. 5 2014

The Role of Land Sales in Local Government Financing in China

Land sales contribute significantly to local government financing in China as well as provincial GDP targets. But this is both.

by Major Tian | Sep. 3 2014

China Roundup: China’s Economy May Need a Boost and Alibaba Triples Profits Ahead of IPO

This week, we contemplate whether China’s economy needs another stimulus given that the state of various economic indicators.

by Major Tian | Aug. 29 2014

Shaun Rein on How China Will Become an Innovative Economy

China is not known to be an innovative economy, but Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China, believes.

by Major Tian | Aug. 25 2014

China Roundup: The Xiaomi-Ouya Tie-up; Heinz’s Baby Cereal Recalled; and Amazon’s Shanghai FTZ Entry

This week, Heinz recalled infant cereal after authorities found lead contamination; Xiaomi tied up with Ouya; Japanese auto part companies.

by Major Tian | Aug. 22 2014

China Roundup: China Industrial Production Slows and the Alibaba-Alipay Relationship Restructured

This week, China industrial production figures revealed a slower growth from last year; Lenovo and Tencent reported profits while sportswear.

by Major Tian | Aug. 15 2014

China Roundup: The Tesla China trademark row; raid on Mercedes-Benz; and rules for WeChat

This week, Mercedes-Benz faced an anti-monopoly probe; the Tesla China trademark episode finally came to an end; WeChat.

by Major Tian | Aug. 8 2014

Can Amazon’s Fire Phone Replicate the Kindle’s Success?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is placing big bets on the new Fire Phone. But the first challenge is to get.

by Major Tian | Aug. 5 2014

China Roundup: China PMI index up; raids on Microsoft and Alibaba invests in Kabam

This week, China PMI index (Purchasing Managers Index) showed a slight improvement as did the Shanghai Composite Index; Microsoft likely.

by Major Tian | Aug. 1 2014

Facebook’s Social Experiment: A Marketer’s Perspective

Facebook’s social experiment has angered many. But the social network may have learnt a thing or two about.

by Major Tian | Jul. 29 2014

InnoSpring: Bridging China and Silicon Valley

InnoSpring CEO Xiao Wang discusses the role of the first US-China tech start-up accelerator in closing the gap.

by Major Tian | Jul. 23 2014

China Roundup: Chinese economy grew 7.5% in Q2; Alibaba delays IPO; and another bond market default on the horizon

The week that was: the Chinese economy clocked 7.5% growth; new home prices still in a tailspin; Shanxi-based.

by Major Tian | Jul. 18 2014

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