Starbucks sold its stake in its South-Korean joint venture, worth in total over US$2 billion. The best they can do, is reinvest their capital in expansion in China, says business analyst Shaun Rein to Reuters. “Using the sale of its South Korean operations will equip it with more cash that it can deploy to China,” Rein said.
Rocker and political analyst Kaiser Kuo looks at how China – often wrongly – is perceived in the West in an interview with Australian broadcaster ABC. While the country has gone in less than a generation through a massive upgrade of its hardware, the software is often lagging behind, he says.
Setting up solid eco-systems to facilitate your business, is what China’s companies do right when they go global and other multinationals can learn from them, says strategic advisor Ashley Dudarenok on her vlog. Especially European companies have a rather poor starting position, she adds.
When China’s authorities cracked down on Jack Ma’s Alibaba, it was only the start of ongoing efforts to control tech companies and manage their data streams, says Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein to WRAL. “Now Chinese people are quite concerned about data privacy because Alibaba and Tencent have so much data – even more data than the government,” he adds.
China-lawyer Mark Schaub looks back at how negotiations in China have changed compared to 25 years ago. Now, deals are made much easier, and lawyers no longer attend negotiations on basic deals. Business partners can solve often their problems without a large delegation of lawyers on both sides, he tells on his vlog.