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The organization of disorder at Haier – Bill Fischer

White goods producer Haier has an amazing story of change, where its CEO Zhang Ruimin reinvented the company, three times, tells IMD-professor Bill Fischer in CKGSB Knowledge. Fischer is co-author of Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier Has Changed the Way Big Companies Transform.

Helen Wang

China leads innovation in mobile – Helen Wang

In China social commerce has become the backbone of e-commerce, writes author Helen Wang in Forbes. Chinese internet companies offer services, their Western competitors only dream of. “China will lead innovation in mobile commerce”.

Sara Hsu

New policy: registering real estate – Sara Hsu

The newly established Bureau of Real Estate Registration might signal a new track for the central government to control its unruly real estate sector, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. “The real estate registration system will increase transparency in property rights, which is certainly an improvement over the murkiness of today’s diverse and localized registration platforms.”

Wendell Minnick

China challenges US surveillance practices – Wendell Minnick

When a Chinese J-11 fighter challenged a US Navy P-8 Poseidon on Aug. 19 near Hainan Island, it triggered off a debate on the way the US performs its surveillance strategy, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Howard French

Why China is not competing with the west for Africa – Howard French

China and the West are heavily competing about access to Africa, if we may believe many media reports. But that is a gross simplifications of what is really going on, says author Howard French, China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africain the Mail&Guardian.

Sara Hsu

Land sales: burden for rural residents – Sara Hsu

When the Hu-Wen government abolished the agricultural tax, everybody sang high praise. But it robbed local governments from their only source of income, apart from land sales and its corrupt practices. The National Audit Office is now trying to correct some of those wrongdoings, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in Triple Crisis.

Sara Hsu

Online shopping: potential and concerns – Sara Hsu

Chinese consumers bought US$176.1 billion worth of goods online in the first half of 2014, almost 10% of all retail sales. Great potential, admits financial analyst Sara Hsu in The Diplomat, although there are also major barriers for its development.

Ben Cavender

Dairy tie-up Fonterra-Beingmate win-win – Ben Cavender

The 2013 Fonterra milk scandal has not diminished the aspirations of the New Zealand firm to play a role in China´s dairy industry. This week Fonterra bought 20% stake in Beingmate, a smart move, says retail analyst Ben Cavender to Reuters.

Shaun Rein

How China becomes an innovative country – Shaun Rein

Innovation and China have not been an obvious combination of the past few decades. US vice-president Joe Biden even challenged us to name any innovation from China. Business analyst Shaun Rein takes Biden on in his upcoming book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

Ben Cavender

Fast food chains struggle for the Chinese customer – Ben Cavender

When US fast food chains entered the China market, they mostly kept rigorously to their American diet. But now they are struggling to gain share of the US$100 billion market by experimenting frantically with tastes and flavors, tells retail analyst Ben Cavender in CNNMoney.