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Shaun Rein

Fashion brands: caught between global and local aspirations – Shaun Rein

Western fashion brands have a hard time succeeding in China. Getting local was the old mantra, but as globetrotting Chinese find a difference between localized products and their global appeal, they also have a problem, says branding expert Shaun Rein to Reuters.

Victor Shih

Appetite for government VC´s might be costly – Victor Shih

The central government is encouraging its downstream agencies to engage more in sponsored venture capital deals to stimulate innovation. That is not a guarantee for success, says financial expert Victor Shih in Bloomberg and might cost the tax payers a lot of money.

William Bao Bean

BitMex helps Chinese investors to go global – William Bao Bean

Former Citi-group banker Arthur Hayes started BitMex, a bitcoin exchange. Bound to be a success, says VC and innovation expert William Bao Bean to Bloomberg, as Chinese are looking for ways to invest their capital outside China, where growth it slowing down.

Rupert Hoogewerf

IT-firms galore in wealth creation – Rupert Hoogewerf

The Rupert Hoogewerf´s Hurun China IT List illustrated over the years where money in generated in China´s economy. IT-tycoons are super wealth creators, says Hoogewerf to the China Daily, not only for themselves, but for many others too.

Kaiser Kuo

30 Years of change in China – Kaiser Kuo

This summer journalist and internet expert Kaiser Kuo left his position at Baidu, to return to the US and works as a host of the Sinica podcast at China-focused media startup SupChina. At CCTV he looks back at almost 30 years of change, he experienced. The 1980s saw still most profound change, he tells. Then the software, the mentality changed profoundly. Later it was mostly the hardware of the country that adjusted to those earlier changes.

Shaun Rein

China´s innovation curve – Shaun Rein

Being perceived as a bull in China does not bother him, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in the China Daily. His on-the-ground observations and research are a solid foundation, for example for what he calls China innovation curve.

Kaiser Kuo

Facebook makes more chance than Google in China – Kaiser Kuo

Western internet companies have a troublesome history in China, but – says internet veteran Kaiser Kuo in the Technology Review – Facebook has a bigger chance to reenter China than Google. “Google is not trusted.”

Ben Cavender

Smart move: Wanda hires Disney exec – Ben Cavender

The battle between Wanda and Disney got a new twist as the Chinese company hired Andrew Kam, former managing director of Disneyland Hong Kong. A smart move, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily.

Uber did not lose in China, it was a draw – William Bao Bean

Preparing for the online world war from China – William Bao Bean

The internet in China has been dominated by four huge players, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and Sina Weibo. After crushing their domestic competitors, they are now ready for the online world war, says VC William Bao Bean at Next16 the German audience about startups. “You’re under-funded, too slow and don’t work hard enough.”

Ian Johnson

Religion: personal salvation or saving the world? – Ian Johnson

Journalist Ian Johnson, author of the upcoming The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao interviews Prasenjit Duara, a leading thinker on religion in Asia and (in this section) personal salvation and efforts to save the world, for the New York Times.