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Ben Cavender

The hypermarkets are dead, consumer trends – Ben Cavender

+-*Brands and the origins of brands have come a key consumer trend, retail analyst Ben Cavender told a fruit conference in Shanghai, according to The hypermarkets and first-tier cities are out, he said.

Ben Cavender

Walt Disney tries to regain its China market – Ben Cavender

+-*Walt Disney is not only opening an entertainment park in Shanghai, but also on Wednesday the biggest retail operation ever, wit 2,000 products on 860 square meters. The company is trying to win the China market, that was dominated by counterfeits, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily.

Wendell Minnick

US-China clash in South China Sea “unlikely” – Wendell Minnick

+-*China is flexing it maritime muscles in the South China Sea, and military analysts different on how dangerous the situation can get. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick thinks a clash between China and the US is unlikely, but cannot be excluded, writes Asia one.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Charity not high on China Richs`agenda – Rupert Hoogewerf

+-*Billionaire Bill Gates has tried in vain to engage his Chinese counterparts to spend more on charity. China Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf explains in Knowledge CKGSB why China´s wealthy give no priority to philanthropy.

Sara Hsu

Growth over reforms? – Sara Hsu

+-*President Xi Jinping entered his tenure with a clear commitment to reform. But slacking economic growth might jeopardize that promise, writes analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. One main reason: central and local governments have very different interests.

Mark Schaub

Why lawyers should think twice before moving to China – Mark Schaub

+-*Moving to China still seems attractive for many professionals, including lawyers. Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub explains to the Law Gazette the barriers you might meet twice, and why you could consider the move very well. And that does not only is true for lawyers.

Tom Doctoroff

Making Shanghai to my home – Tom Doctoroff

+-*Tom Doctoroff, CEO, Asia Pacific at JWT, made it into the New York Times with his renovated lanehouse in Shanghai. Making China or Shanghai to your home is not easy for expats. “The experience of buying this home and renovating it, Mr. Doctoroff says, has helped him understand his adopted homeland far more than a decade as an expat living and working in Shanghai did.”

Roy Graff

Are you ready for Chinese tourists? – Roy Graff

+-*Chinese are changing the tourist industry in the west profoundly, says Roy Graff of ChinaContact in IBT. Getting your online presence is one key element: ““The issue is that if you have a global Twitter or Facebook marketing plan, you need a separate plan for their Chinese equivalents.”

Rupert Hoogewerf

Taking 6,500 employees to Paris, not that stunning – Rupert Hoogewerf

+-*The world looked up surprised when the Tiens Group took 6,500 of its employees to Paris and the Cote-d´Azur, but for China rich-list founder Rupert Hoogewerf says in IBT that this move fits into a tradition. More surprising is that an international company like Tiens has stayed so long under the Western radar.

Paul Gillis

The end of VIE´s – Paul Gillis

+-*China has announced new rules that reduce restrictions on foreign investments, for example in the internet. The traditional way to avoid those restrictions, VIE´s via Cayman islands and others, will be phased out fast, writes accounting professor Paul Gillis at his weblog.