Some investors have been suggesting that the latest political changes in China have made India an easier place to invest. VC veteran William Bao Bean, with major experience in both countries, disagrees, he tells in the South China Morning Post. He believes the government’s efforts to break the duopoly of Tencent and Alibaba makes China for him even more attractive.Read More →

China’s authorities have been cracking down on education, tutoring and foreign teachers, scaring foreign firms and teachers. China lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes an earlier webinar under Chatham rules. No reason to panic, he says at his vlog. “It makes completely sense what the government is currently doing. If there is a demand, there will be a way to carry on.”Read More →

Fashion firm Shein makes inroads into the global market with a smart approach to please its consumers: an unbelievable speed focusing on social media, says e-commerce expert Matthew Brennan to Drapers’ Online. Brennan says that once an item is trending, Shein simultaneously increases social media activity for these products to boost sales further. (currency in British pounds)Read More →

Former US president Trump tried to get US companies to return from China, but reshoring has been marginal compared to other logistic disruptions, says financial analyst Sara Hsu in an interview with the China Business Review.   “The focus has shifted away from reshoring to rightshoring,” she adds.Read More →

China’s government is trying to control its tech sector and VIE’s (Variable Interest Entities) are high on their agenda. But outside the China business, very few people know what VIE’s are and China lawyer Mark Schaub reposted his vlog on what VIE’s actually are, even though they are a key feature in China’s tech sector.Read More →

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.Read More →