Airbnb has a chance in China, unlike many other US companies in the past, argued Beida business professor Jeffrey Towson earlier in the Guardian. On his weblog he gives the US company six additional advises, including marrying into Tencent and Alibaba. Also, Airbnb’s real threat it the travel company Ctrip.Read More →

Uber was the last American firm failing to enter China. But it has not stopped newcomers to enter this tough market. Airbnb is the latest arrival and Peking University business professor Jeffrey Towson gives the US firm some tips on how to win access at his LinkedIn page.Read More →

Chinese platforms are going global: Ctrip, Didi, Alibaba, Baidu, UnionPay. Global platforms try to enter China: Airbnbn, Uber, Google, Facebook. Peking University business professor Jeffrey Towson welcomes us to the US-China platform war, and explores on his LinkedIn page the battle field.Read More →

Online markets are fast moving to mobile. The US$1.7bn purchase of Skyscanner by leading travel booking service Ctrip illustrates that move, says Jeffrey Towson, business professor at the Peking University in the Financial Times. “What they need next is a hotel network,” adds Towson.Read More →

While competition can be fierce in China, another feature is even more remarkable. Competitors team up, like Ctrip and the Baidu-supported Qunar have swapped shares. Baidu communication director Kaiser Kuo explains in the New York Times why the companies together can serve better the travel market.Read More →

China’s universities might be churning out millions of engineers, real innovative enterprises are led by US-educated returnees, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. He disagrees with Washington Post columnist Vivek Wadhwa who fears China’s education.Read More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Domestic consumption is growing and Shaun Rein tells at CNBC what companies investors should be looking at in the short term. While both McDonalds and Yum! are doing well, Shaun Rein prefers Yum! since they cater for different consumer markets with different price points,Read More →

Shaun Rein   by Fantake via Flickr Chinese brands might have been competing on prices and distribution in 2005, in 2010 they are moving up in the value chain and worry Western brands, writes Shaun Rein in Forbes. Quality and image-building have entered China’s board rooms. Look at Google. Our researchRead More →

Ashley is a China marketing expert with 12 years of professional experience in China. Ashley is fluent in Mandarin, Russian, German and English. She travels from Hong Kong.Read More →