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William Bao Bean

Crisis has little effect on startups – William Bao Bean

The recent downturn in the financial markets is not going to have too much impact on the booming scene of startups in China, says ChinaAccelerator managing director William Bao Bean in the Business Standard. Although the second half of 2015 would have been anyway tougher.

For Xi Jinping, the markets are only secondary – Arthur Kroeber

One of the reasons financial markets went out of control, is because president Xi Jinping is mostly focused on politics and geopolitical ambitions, says political analyst Arthur Kroeber in the Washington Post.

Victor Shih

How Xi Jinping let financial regulators run out of control – Victor Shih

The central government wrongly used the upswing in stock markets as a proxy for real reforms, says associate professor Victor Shih in the Washington Post. Until those shares came down and created mayhem in China and globally. “”In dictatorships, when things are going well, nobody wants to end the party.”

Arthur Kroeber

How the government messed up financial markets – Arthur Kroeber

The government has really messed up almost anything they did on the financial markets, says financial analyst Arthur Kroeber on NPR. Internal divisions between different factions did not help to make sound financial decisions.

Shaun Rein at CNN

All is well, apart from the stock markets – Shaun Rein

China´s central bank decided on Tuesday evening to step in with a few minor measures. Too little, too late to have any effect on the stock markets, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Money Control. But since the real economy is doing pretty well, he sees little reason for real worry.

William Bao Bean

Trend: China going global – William Bao Bean

The trend for the coming five years is China going global, says William Bao Bean, managing director of Chinaccelerator, the first and longest running startup accelerator program in China in E27. “These innovations are best targeted at other mobile-first markets in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, and not US and Western Europe,”

Sara Hsu

China stops manipulating the yuan and gets flak from Washington – Sara Hsu

Financial analyst Sara Hsu strongly disagrees with former US ambassador to the UN John Bolt as he accuses China it manipulated its currency by the recent devaluation. China is just doing what politicians in Washington have asked them to do, Hsu argues in PressTV. “They wanted China to become more market oriented.”

Rupert Hoogewerf

More Chinese billionaires than ever – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Hurun Global Chinese Rich List 2015 is out and counts more billionaires than ever. And at least six of them come from Xiamen, notes Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf. Over 1,577 people with a fortune of 2 billion yuan (US$320 million) are listed according to WCT and WhatsonXiamen. And 18% are women.

Sara Hsu

Time to take insider trading serious – Sara Hsu

The China Security Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has, again, announced it will act harshly in the case of insider trading. Rightfully so, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. But it is not enough.

Arthur Kroeber

There is no good time for a devaluation – Arthur Kroeber

Dust might have settled down on the recent surprise devaluation of the Yuan by the time President Xi Jinping will meet his counterpart in the US, says financial analyst Arthur Kroeber in Bloomberg. Relations with the IMF have been defining the moment for this long-expected move.

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