For a while, London was in the running to get the Tiktok international headquarters, but under the Tiktok-Oracle deal the UK’s capital seems to have lost that opportunity, says China internet watcher Matthew Brennan to CNBC. That seems another setback for the UK now the country is already suffering under the corona crisis and Brexit.Read More →

“Chief Insight Officer” Tom Doctoroff explains change and consistency of China’s consumers in a fast digitalizing world at China Connect Paris 2018. “Basic motivations remain the same.” Doctoroff is author of What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism, and China’s Modern Consumer.Read More →

Business consultant and One Belt, One Road (OBOR) expert Andy Mok will be visiting Paris in the last weeks of August. Are you interested in having him as a speaker to explore the latest developments or China´s outbound investment? Do get in touch or fill in our speakers´request form.Read More →

China´s central government is pushing offshore RMB bonds as a tool to support Chinese firms to go abroad. Financial analyst Sara Hsu looks at the current state of offshore RMB bonds, and expects a massive expansion, she writes in the Diplomat.Read More →

Lower barriers to capital accounts, make it easier to trade in China´s currency, the Renminbi. Offshore trading centers expand, at the country builds up it financial leverage. Financial analyst Sara Hsu has a look at the expanding RMB clearance banks in the Diplomat. After Hong Kong, London, Frankfurt and Seoul, Paris and Luxembourg followed.Read More →

Paris and Europe in general are losing track as hot spots for buying luxury goods, as the crisis hits China’s middle class, and consumers move from luxury goods to lifestyle, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in WSJ. “Why buying expensive goods, if you cannot have clean water and air?”Read More →

China displayed for the first time its first unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), the Pterodactyl UAV, at the Paris Air Show last week. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick explains in Defense News how China’s new toys can change the power balance by circumventing current embargoes and other regulations.Read More →

Chinese tourists not only boom in numbers, they are much harder to understand, as their wishes diversify. China hospitality expert Roy Graff discusses at the China Weekly Hangout the place of governments, travel agents and the tourists themselves.Read More →

Wall Street Journal’s wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with luxury goods veteran Francis Gouten the current slowdown in luxury good sales, and how brands should refocus. Since only a wealthy 3 percent of the Chinese buyers have a passport, Milan and Paris should focus on them, not the large masses. Without giving discounts.Read More →