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Wei Gu

Diamond sales rise, despite anti-corruption drive – Wei Gu

Diamond sales in China have gone up 14% last year, while all other luxury goods suffered from the ongoing anti-corruption campaign. WSJ´s Wei Gu analyzes with De Beers CEO Stephen Lussier, why diamonds keep on doing so well.

Ian Johnson

Progress for women, Li Yinhe and Ian Johson

Journalist Ian Johnson interviewed sexologist Li Yinhe for the New York Review of Books on her work on same-sex marriages, the Party, SM, orgies and the position of women in China. Li Yinhe believes the position of women has greatly improved since 1949.

Tom Doctoroff

Why Twitter – or WeChat – is not a strategy – Tom Doctoroff

Branding guru Tom Doctoroff takes on the social media hype in his latest book Twitter is Not a Strategy: Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing. Digital tools and big data have taken over old-style marketing, and Tom Doctoroff pleads for a end to the schism.

Paul French

Is price-fixing really an issue? – Paul French

A larger number of foreign companies have been accused of price-fixing. For all the wrong reasons, and based on little proof, argues author Paul French in Ethical Corporation. They include “Unilever, Qualcomm, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Chrysler, Microsoft, BMW, Nike, a whole bunch of Japanese car parts manufacturers and quite a few other corporations”.

Wei Gu

Half of China´s rich are preparing to leave – Wei Gu

Fifty percent of China´s rich are planning to leave the motherland within five years, shows a new study. WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu dives into the figures of the Barclay survey. It shows also that the world´s rich tend to be pretty mobile.

Zhang Lijia

Why are migrant kids still kicked out of schools – Zhang Lijia

The central government might be trying to heal some of the wrongs related to hukou´s, like migrant children not allowed to attend schools in cities. But reality is still harsh, tells author Zhang Lijia in the South China Morning Post, as her neighbor´s kid is forced to leave.

Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s rich are learning manners – Rupert Hoogewerf

Making money does not yet mean you know how to behave in an international setting of fellow rich, China´s multimillionaires have discovered. Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the China Rich List, sees a watershed in the community he studies, he tells Australian Financial Review.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Less spending, more super-rich – Rupert Hoogewerf

Spending might be down, under the pressure of an ongoing anti-corruption drive, but the number of super-rich in China is going up, according to Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun China rich list at AFP. Beijing is still leading before Shanghai and Guangdong.

Wei Gu

Play rules for foreign investors at China exchanges – Wei Gu

Foreign investors are getting slowly a bit of access to stock markets in China. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses pitfalls with Alan Wang of Value Partners. They should stick to the big names, and not follow the domestic hypes, they conclude.

Tom Doctoroff

Foreign ´experts´still galore in Chinese ads – Tom Doctoroff

The roles of the typical white foreign experts in Chinese commercials might be shifting, as the country becomes more confident, but the market has not yet dried up. This kind of reassurance of quality is still needed, says ad expert Tom Doctoroff in PRI.