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Prof George Yip: Trade amid tense relations between China and the U.S.

Prof George Yip

Prof George Yip, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northeastern University, talked about trade amid tense relations between China and the U.S in his recent CGTN America interview. Watch Prof Yip’s interview here: Prof George Yip is the Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean for Executive Programmes at Imperial College Business School. He has held several academic […]

Dr Andy Xie: How the US Federal Reserve created a financial opioid crisis in the West

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent article in SCMP, Dr Andy Xie opined that how the US Federal Reserve created a financial opioid crisis in the West. Nowadays it is popular on both the left and right to blame China for the US’ woes. The Fed is even more at fault. It gave the West a painkiller. The […]

Michele Wucker: Is COVID-19 a ‘gray rhino’ event?

Michele Wucker

TEDTalk speaker and bestselling author Michele Wucker answers an important question—Was COVID-19 a gray rhino event? Michele discussed her gray rhino theory with respect to the COVID pandemic, and what gray rhino events we should anticipate in the future, in her recent virtual chat. An award-winning global thought leader with experience in strategy, immigration policy, […]

Harry G. Broadman: COVID’s Pandemic Is Not The End Of Globalization, It Will Even Spur Newer Global Supply Chains

Harry G. Broadman

Economist Harry G. Broadman, in his recent Forbes article, opined that the COVID pandemic Is not the end of globalization, it will even spur newer global supply chains. In other words, like other crises, COVID generates both business risks and opportunities. Thus, as we make our way through this particular economic disruption, enterprises whose leaders […]

Edith Yeung: Difficult times are often the best ones for early-stage private markets

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung, general partner at Race Capital, an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund, said the most volatile, difficult times are often the best ones for early-stage private markets. Here are some highlights from the article citing her interview: She cited as an example the 2008 financial crisis, which produced many “unicorns” during the tough […]

Huang Hung: How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response

Huang Hung

In conversation with TED’s head of curation Helen Walters, writer and publisher Huang Hung sheds light on how Chinese and American cultural values shaped their responses to the outbreak — and provides perspective on why everyone needs to come together to end the pandemic. Huang Hung talks about how the reaction and adherence to the […]

Prof Nouriel Roubini Warned of a Prolonged Downturn and Sluggish Recovery from the Coronavirus

Nouriel Roubini

Economist Prof Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus in his recent BBC interview. Professor Roubini also said any recovery will be in the shape of what economists call a “U”, or even “something closer to an L” – what he calls a “Greater Depression.” — “These jobs […]

Ashley Galina Dudarenok: Tencent Ecosystem Opportunities Post Coronavirus

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

China marketing expert, Ashley Galina Dudarenok spoke with Markus Kuhlo from Tencent about opportunities after coronavirus. Some of the pressing questions they discussed are: How’s Tencent going global with its cloud services? Is Europe ready for the New Retail? How does it really feel working for one of China’s largest tech giants? Watch Digital China […]

Arnold Ma: A Glimpse of the Future from China: Next Gen Social Media

Arnold Ma

Qumin founder Arnold Ma shares insights on the next generation of social media at the Europe Influencer Summit. Social OS, social commerce, live streaming, short-form videos, AI-powered social feeds and search. It’s time to get to grips with the everyday features that Chinese youths cannot live without, features China social commerce expert Arnold Ma likes […]

Ashley Galina Dudarenok on Bloomberg – How Coronavirus Impacts China’s Ecommerce

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

Ashley Galina Dudarenok was interviewed by Bloomberg on how coronavirus is impacting China’s e-commerce. Are the Chinese citizens spending money after the lockdown? Is there really “revenge spending” as retailers hoped? Which e-commerce platforms in China are winning the game? Ashley shares her observations in the interview. Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a China marketing expert with […]

Lijia Zhang: The coronavirus pandemic is nature’s wake-up call to humans who have lost their Way

Lijia Zhang

In her recent opinion piece for SCMP, renowned author and speaker Lijia Zhang shared insights on the coronavirus pandemic, sustainable development and more. Here are a few highlights: The Tao-te Ching says: “Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law […]

Dr Leroy Chiao, Former NASA Astronaut on Social Isolation

Dr Leroy Chiao

With social distancing quickly becoming the norm across the globe, former NASA astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao shares his tips on how to make the most out of being isolated for long stretches of time. Watch his Forbes interview below to learn more Read the rest of the article here. Dr Leroy Chiao 焦立中 worked at NASA […]

Dr Andy Xie: How the greedy ruling elite failed us, by putting profit before pandemic preparedness

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist opined that the ruling elite has failed us, by putting profit before pandemic preparedness. The ruling class has been ignoring expert warnings of a pandemic, which resulted in the difficult situation the world is now facing. Ay attempts to align supply chains to health care […]

Dr Shirley Yu interviewed by BBC on the CoronaVirus Impact to the Chinese Economy

Dr Shirley Yu

Dr Shirley Yu interviewed by BBC on the CoronaVirus Impact to the Chinese Economy in early Feb 2020, shortly after China shut down Wuhan due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr Shirley Yu (于泽), is a former CCTV 9 anchor, an experienced moderator and author. She holds a PhD in Economics from Peking Univeristy and started her career […]

Arnold Ma: China economy picking up again after the Coronavirus crisis

Arnold Ma

China has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The whole country was locked down for a few weeks since late Jan 2020. With the virus under control, China gradually relaxed the lockdown measures and the citizens are going back to work and going out to shop again. According to Arnold Ma, as of 21 […]

Arnold Ma: China 2020 – Trends for the new decade

Arnold Ma

In a recent fireside chat, Arnold Ma, Founder of Qumin discussed with his colleagues what marketers looking to China should watch out for in 2020. The 3 major pillars they discussed, in particular, are people, technology and how these affect marketing. Arnold was joined by Qumin co-founder Thomas Nixon and Qumin marketing manager Louisa Loehrig […]