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Rupert Hoogewerf

Women execs in China, UK and US beat inequality – Rupert Hoogewerf

The number of leading women executives rises, says Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the China Rich list, especially in China, the UK and the US, where inequality between men and women has been dropping, he tells in the Shanghai Daily.

Paul Gillis

SEC kills ´nuclear option´ for US-listed Chinese firms – Paul Gillis

Chinese and US stock regulators have been at loggerheads on the rules US-listed Chinese companies have to follow. In that struggle, the SEC has caved in, according to a WSJ story, and accounting professor Paul Gillis complaints on his weblog that the effort to let those Chinese firms comply with US law has gone awry.

Joel Backaler

How Geely bought Volvo – Joel Backaler

In his book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global author Joel Backaler describes how Geely bought Volvo. An example of how China´s business leaders to things differently. From an excerpt at his weblog.

Sara Hsu

Reform needed to bolster economy – Sara Hsu

China´s financial authorities have been balancing to keep up with capital flows, massively outward in January. But to bolster services and consumer demand more structural reforms are needed, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Why Paris is the best shopping city for Chinese – Rupert Hoogewerf

Many cities try to lure massive spending Chinese tourists, but Paris is year after year the winner, also when it comes to what they spend per capita. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains the magic of France´s capital in the Jakarta Post, and the challenges for competitors.

Wendell Minnick

China´s weak military spots – Wendell Minnick

China´s expanding military power got much media coverage over the past years. But defense analyst Wendell Minnick got a just released report on a less covered subject: why is China´s military build-up less strong than anticipated. From Defense News.

Wei Gu and Rupert Hoogewerf

Feeling good, the new trend among rich – Rupert Hoogewerf/Wei Gu

The habits of China´s rich change fast, as they look for a a healthier lifestyle, both physical and mental. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun rich list, the changing trends among China´s wealthy.

Mark Schaub

Foreign IT vendors fear new banking rules, and they are right – Mark Schaub

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRS) brought out last month new regulations to make online banking more safe. But foreign banking institutions and IT vendors fear exclusion from the China market, and they might be correct, writes Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub in China Law Insight. His take-away.

Sara Hsu

China´s declining coal industry – Sara Hsu

A declining economic growth and stiff anti-pollution measures hit especially the coal industry in China hard, as prices fall in an industry suffering from overcapacity, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. The trend will continue. although “the transition to a diminished reliance on coal is difficult.”

Zhang Lijia

CCTV New Year Gala needs to be depoliticized – Zhang Lijia

Author Zhang Lijia looked – at the request of Al Jazeera – back at the history of the famous CCTV New Year gala, attracting each year hundreds of million viewers, with a major impacts on China´s citizens. Her main advice: “de-politicization of the show. The most important thing is to let people to have some fun as they deserve on the special occasion.”