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Sara Hsu

Auto industry booms in a slowing economy – Sara Hsu

The Beijing Auto Show was an exceptional bright spot during an economic slowdown that is worrying many, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.”We can expect China’s auto industry to keep moving.”

Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber: between the bull and the bear

The Economist reviews economist Arthur Kroeber´s book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, where he explores the options for China between collapse and success. “Between these extremes lies a wide expanse of “muddle-through” alternatives.”

William Bao Bean

Shanghai should not fund faulty investments – William Bao Bean

Shanghai introduced in January a compensation scheme for investors who lost money on their investments, hoping to trigger more innovations. By doing that China´s second-largest city funds faulty investment deals, tells VC veteran William Bao Bean the BBC.

Shaun Rein

Outbound investments are going to continue – Shaun Rein

While economic growth has come down dramatically, it is very unlikely Chinese companies will reduce their investments in Europe and America, says business analyst Shaun Rein to the VOA. Foreign investments will be a key strategy for 2016.

Kaiser Kuo

Expanding China´s information horizon – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo is leaving China after twenty years, and internet giant Baidu after six year. On May 4 he will get an award of the Asia Society Northern California, where he will settle down to work professionally on his Sinica Podcast. For Asia Society Kaiser looks back, on the internet and foreign correspondents.

Sara Hsu

China has to change its steel policies – Sara Hsu

A dramatic reduction of global steel demand has sent the steel producers into disarray. China, good for half of the production, has upset the rest of the world by financing its export. A better policy would be keeping steel in store, until demand picks up again, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Shaun Rein

Why Chinese companies go after American brands – Shaun Rein

Lexmark was the latest American company, finding itself in Chinese hands. Chinese companies use acquisition to embark on their global journey, and they have a special appetite for American brands, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Marketplace.

Wang Haiyan

Mega trends for change in the next decade – Wang Haiyan

More globalization and technology is going to drive mega change in the coming decade, tells Wang Haiyan, managing partner of the China India Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advisory organization, at Wealth Management. “And global market shocks from China, like the one we saw last summer, will only increase.”

Arthur Kroeber

Can China avoid Japan´s mistakes? – Arthur Kroeber

China is ahead of a range of challenging decisions, writes economist Arthur Kroeber in BloombergView. There is a real danger China will enter economic stagnation just like Japan did in the past, and Kroeber is not sure China´s leadership can avoid the same mistakes Japan made.

Andy Mok

The two faces of China´s economy – Andy Mok

China is a country of two economic speeds, writes business analyst Andy Mok at LinkedIn. While parts of the economy is doing bad, especially the new economy is booming like never before. “The new economy is firing on all cylinders.”