Is China becoming an innovative force? Arthur Kroeber belongs to the bears in this debate, he tells Reuters, as the academic climate in the country is too much constrained. Not only lack of intellectual property protection and a failing educational system holds innovation back.Read More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr China’s government is placing its bets on increasing domestic spending by consumers, tells Arther Kroeber in The Guardian. But the inflation seems to be undermining the confidence among those consumers. The 11.7% rise in food costs reflected growing demand, a shrinking pool of youngRead More →

Kaiser Kuo “No comment.” Few of our speakers have been quoted so often by the mainstream media saying nothing. Kaiser Kuo easily made it into the top-position of most-sought speakers for April as he was – and still is – unable to say anything about a possible cooperation between hisRead More →

Wendell Minnick by Fantake via Flickr Shaun Rein regained the first position again from Kaiser Kuo in a very busy media month. Mostly we have no complaints on how our top-speakers perform, but this March shows we are in the top-season for business in China.Fastest rising star this month isRead More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr For years China has been talking about refocusing its economy on domestic consumption, tells Arthur Kroeber in the New York Times. Now, real change is happening, although we should not expect too much too fast. The New York Times: “For years and years they’veRead More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr While China’s rank as the second economy in the world means little in material terms, it has an important psychological effect on its international affairs, tells Arthur Kroeber in the Wall Street Journal: But Arthur Kroeber, managing director of GaveKal Dragonomics Research in Beijing,Read More →

Kaiser Kuo in 2008 via Wikipedia Huge changes in this month’s list of most-sought speakers, compared to October. Kaiser Kuo gained the top position and certainly made the biggest move this month. As he took his position as director international communication at China’s largest search engine Baidu, we feared heRead More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr As the world’s economic forces prepare to gather for the G20 in Seoul, the debate is not focusing on what real issues, says Arthur Kroeber in The Guardian. Lack of trust and failing economic systems are key for both China and the US. “Appreciation wouldRead More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr The real or imaginary boycott on rare earth export to Japan has kept many politicians, diplomats and media busy. But according to economic analyst Arthur Kroeber the issue is not what it seems, he tells Marktplace at Public Radio. China cannot win that battle,Read More →

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr As China’s leadership gathers in Beijing to set its economic course for the coming five years, including its economic imbalance, Arthur Kroeber has a critical look at the country’s achievements in the BBC. “I think the leadership may be looking at the recent performanceRead More →