Even if China does all right when all its customers have a problem, it still has a problem and has a tough 2022 ahead, says super investor Jim Rogers in an analysis of Xi Jinping’s speech at the World Economic Forum, for state broadcaster CGTN. Read More →

China watcher Kaiser Kuo tries to make sense out of China, in a world where polarized views on the second economy in the world often lead to exchanges of opinion and less analysis of facts, he told at the end of 2021 at the Europa Forum in Luzern, Switzerland.Read More →

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has proposed over Christmas rules for Chinese firms who want to apply for an IPO at overseas stock markets. But those new rules lack much-needed clarity, says financial expert Winston Wenyan Ma at CNBC. “Domestic companies need to comply with relevant provisions in the areas of foreign investment, cybersecurity and data security, a draft said, without much elaboration,” writes CNBC.Read More →

The US and China continue to lead the Hurun global unicorn list for 2021, says chief researcher of the report, Rupert Hoogewerf, although China is slightly behind the US, according to the Free Malaysia Today. “With its flagship TikTok closing in on 3 billion daily users, [ByteDance] has now grown to become a serious challenger to Facebook,” the report said.Read More →

Many brands got into hot water in China after the government started to crack down on online influencers and other celebrities. There is a way to avoid those influences and the risks they pose, says branding expert Arnold Ma in the Jing Daily. Also, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and gamification should be avoided at this moment, Ma adds.Read More →