CFR-scholar Ian Johnson discusses the way the West lost its interest in China and missed the wide-ranging intellectual debate in China. He reacts on contributions by David Ownby and Xiang Biao who plead for the inclusion of China’s intellectuals into the global debate, instead of ignoring them, at the Berlin Contemporary China Net (BCCN). You can find the full debate here.Read More →

Marketing expert Ashley Dudarenok explains the young digital natives of Gen Z in China 2021 in terms of marketing. How do they spend their budgets? In spending they Gen Z’s are the most wealthy generation in China, she tells at her vlog, although in a population of 1.4 billion, it is dangerous to talk too much in generalizations. Read More →

Investors worldwide have been watching developments at Evergrande, China’s second largest real estate company,  as it struggled to repay its gargantuan debts. But while the problems are serious, financial analyst Sara Hsu does not expect a full collapse of the giant, she tells the commercial observer.Read More →

China has been successful in its zero-contamination strategy against Covid-19 domestically but will have to keep its borders closed as long as the virus is raving around in the rest of the world. Leading virus expert  Zhong Nanshan suggested this weekend in state-media border control might relax when 80 to 85 percent of the 1.4 billion Chinese citizens are vaccinated, expected at the end of this year and diverts from the current zero-transmission policy.Read More →

China’s National Day is the start of its October Golden Week. Business analyst Ashley Dudarenok dives in her vlog into the history and the economic motives behind that weeklong season of travel and celebrations, and its disruptive effects on retail, logistics, and other industries.Read More →

Geopolitics tensions, domestic problems, and a range of political crackdowns: China got its fair share of troubles over the past months, but super-investor Jim Rogers remains confident about his investments in China, he tells at the Money Levels Show.Read More →

China has issued a wide range of new rules on cybersecurity, data exchange, and consumer protection that will define the development of smart cars, says China-lawyer Mark Schaub in an extensive analysis of the recent regulations, at Lexocology.Read More →

After provincial authorities started to limit operations of cryptocurrencies earlier this year, last week a full ban was issued by 10 ministries. Financial analyst Winston Wenyan Ma explains Bloomberg what the central government is doing to cryptocurrencies, the relation with the upcoming digital currency and its possible fallout on a global level.Read More →

Marketing expert Ashley Dudarenok looks at the recent Autumn festival, China’s second-largest holiday. How did it develop and how does it affect tourism, eating, and drinking, from her digital vlog. 80 million people have been traveling domestically this year, she says, and comparable to America’s Thanksgiving festival.Read More →