Has China become an imperial force in Africa? Author Howard French of China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa discusses the question how China jumped into a power vacuum in Africa and took the opportunities left by others. The use of the word “empire” has triggered off a debate, and French explains at ChinaFile how he sees Sino-African relations.Read More →

Author Howard French of China’s Second Continent discusses at CNN how China´s Africa relations are developing, and how the US can react. Ebola might slightly derail a current conference in Washington, but trade and economic relations will remain high on the international agenda.Read More →

Fierce competition between shopping malls and growing appeal of e-commerce makes it important China´s shopping malls differentiate from each others. WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Mark Israel, CEO of Value Retail China what those malls can do.Read More →

Alibaba´s Jack Ma was only the latest of a string of Chinese millionaires investing into football in their country. Football is a game changer, only in the early phase of commercializatin, say WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu and Roy Lu of Starline Inc., a Sino-U.S. sports entertainment agency.Read More →

WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses the turning point in China´s real estate market with JP Morgan economist Zhu Haibin. While weak demand and oversupply leads to an adjustment, no price collapse is expected like in the US real estate crisis.Read More →

China is hitting US tech interests now on an almost daily basis, and this battle is likely to continue in the coming months, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at Bloomberg TV. While the Edward Snowden disclosures might have set off these measures, the indictment of five Chinese for cyber espionage was the trigger.Read More →

In the China-Africa debate, the voices of both the Chinese and Africans are often ignored. Former foreign correspondent Howard French wants to change that in this book, China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, he tells the Huffington Post.Read More →

China´s women are the driving force in the country´s e-commerce, explains WSJ´s wealth editor Wei Gu. 75% of the online consumers are already women, and they are good for 90% of the revenue. One of the reasons: women earn better than men.Read More →