• October 16, 2017

    Moving to a cash- and cardless society &...

    China has all but abolished cash and bank cards, and the rest of the world might be following fast. CBS talks to economist Andy Mok. China had no good...
  • September 28, 2017

    Tencent and Alibaba: China’s two i...

    China is not having one internet apart from the rest of the world, but two, tells internet expert Matthew Brennan. Both Tencent and Alibaba have their...
  • September 26, 2017

    22 years of connecting Asia – Will...

    VC-veteran William Bao Bean tells about his 22-year adventure of connecting tech, banking and the internet in Asia, at Haymarkt HQ, and answers questi...
  • September 19, 2017

    Try to solve a problem, not sell your pr...

    Try to solve a problem, do not focus too much on your own product, tells Chinaccelerator managing director William Bao Bean at a CNBC tech talk panel ...
  • September 18, 2017

    China’s war against poverty –...

    China has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and president Xi Jinping vowed to give the last millions of poor also a better life. Economics pr...

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Xi Jinping’s China dream: a more assertive role – Ian Johnson

China’s leadership is gathering this week in Beijing to prepare another five-year plan, and affirm president Xi Jinping for another five-year term. Journalist Ian Johnson looks for the New York Times at the new role China is playing in the world. “His China could become a model for digitally driven authoritarianism around the world.”

One Belt, One Road: too big to succeed? – Sara Hsu

China’s close to one trillion US dollar investment program One Belt, One Road (OBOR) is facing serious pitfalls that could stop it from succeeding, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Huffington Post. Insufficient due diligence is just one of a range of potential barriers, she writes.

Moving to a cash- and cardless society – Andy Mok

China has all but abolished cash and bank cards, and the rest of the world might be following fast. CBS talks to economist Andy Mok. China had no good working banking system, and moved fast to mobile payment, but the rest of the world might follow soon.

How WeChat started to promote WeBank – Matthew Brennan

E-commerce expert Matthew Brennan discovered how WeChat silently started to promote Tencent’s WeBank, a potentially major move in pushing internet banking ahead of the traditional banks in China, he writes on his website China Channel. The old banks will have to run for their money.

China’s rich control US$2.6 trillion – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s growth might have reduced, and investing abroad more difficult, but China’s annual Hurun rich list has been growing faster than ever, says its chief researcher and founder Rupert Hoogewerf to the South China Morning Post. China’s rich now control US$2.6 trillion, he adds.

Xu Jiayin of Evergrande, China’s latest richest man – Rupert Hoogewerf

The annual Hurun Rich list has identified Xu Jiayin, chairman of the China Evergrande Group as China’s richest man, beating more familiar names like Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Wang Jianlin of the Wanda Group. Hurun’s chairman Rupert Hoogewerf reports more drastic changes, he tells Reuters.

Travel trends for Chinese consumers – Ben Cavender

The autumn Golden Week is over and business analyst Ben Cavender looks at the trends among high-spending Chinese travellers. Unique places, convenience and safety top the agenda’s of Chinese tourists, he tells in CNBC.

How change damaged the position of Chinese women – Zhang Lijia

China’s shift from a planned to a market has lifted millions out of poverty, but for many women the deal has been a bad one, says Beijing-based journalist Zhang Lijia, author of Lotus: A Novel on prostitution in China at Sea Globe.

Conservative resistance against liberalization of the yuan – Victor Shih

Retiring central banker Zhou Xiaochuan called this week for the liberalization of China’s currency, the Yuan. But conservative forces might find this step from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) a step too far, says financial expert Victor Shih to Bloomberg.

China: struggling for its position in the world – Tom Doctoroff

China gains economic and financial power, but is still struggling to find its place in the world, writes China veteran Tom Doctoroff in the Huffington Post.”So China’s road to becoming a “soft” superpower will be long and rocky indeed,” he says.

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