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Sara Hsu

Why mostly foreign firms get fined – Sara Hsu

+-*Mercedes-Benz was the latest who humbly accepted a US$56 million fine for monopolistic behavior. Economic analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at China´s anti-monopoly laws, and why mostly foreign companies get fined.

Ian Johnson

Why dissidents matter less in China – Ian Johnson on Peter Hessler

+-*Journalist Ian Johnson describes his friend and colleague Peter Hessler for The New York Review of Books, and analyses his often controversial take on China. For example his take on dissidents in China. ” Hessler’s four books have sold 385,000 copies in the US, a figure that easily makes him the most influential popular writer on China in decades.”

William Bao Bean

China´s booming investment scene – William Bao Bean

+-*Investments are flooding into China´s innovative industries. But investing in China is a completely different game from the traditional VC approach, tells William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, in VentureCon Japan, according to E27. China is providing more finance, and more competition.

Rupert Hoogewerf

What are the philanthropists giving back? – Rupert Hoogewerf

+-*The Hurun 2015 Philanthropist List does not only look at who is giving, but also has a good look at what they are giving too. Founder Rupert Hoogewerf gives for Barrons an overview. China would be better off if they would invest more in socially responsible businesses, he says.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Jack Ma spends most on philanthropy – Rupert Hoogewerf

+-*In China, Alibaba´s executive chairman Jack Ma, is the most generous philanthropist, according to the l2015 Hurun Philanthropy List, writes Yibaba. His donations amounted to 14.5 billion yuan or 2.4 US dollar. The Hurun Philantropy List is produced by Rupert Hoogewerf´s China Rich List.

Joel Backaler

Reasons Chinese firms fail and succeed abroad – Joel Backaler

+-*Chinese companies are increasingly going abroad, for a large variety of reasons, and with an even larger variety of success and failure, says Joel Backaler in Knowledge CKGSB. The author of China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global looks at Huawei, Lenovo, Baidu, Xiaomi and TCL.

Kaiser Kuo

Reasons for Baidu to look abroad – Kaiser Kuo

+-*China´s internet giants are looking increasingly abroad, not only to find new markets, but also to find new technology and good engineers, says Kaiser Kuo, director international communication at China´s largest search engine Baidu. In Knowledge CKGSB.

Shaun Rein

How to break the lock-down mode – Shaun Rein

+-*China´s much needed anti-corruption drive has now put the country into a lock-down mode, and new projects have halted, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at CNBC. The cut in the reserve ratio ratio (RRR) this weekend is one way for a kickstart, although nobody know what will really work.

Wendell Minnick

S-400 extends China´s air defense – Wendell Minnick

+-*A recent purchase of the S-400 air defense system by China from Russia has extended its air defense, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News, although it does not allow it to dominate the region.

Paul Gillis

China´s stock markets: heading for a correction – Paul Gillis

+-*China´s capital streams have been turning to the stock markets, even when the economy is slowing down. A major correction seems inevitable, tells Beida accounting professor Paul Gillis at VOA. And while China´s stock markets are used to rough times, for the many newcomers it might be a nasty awakening.