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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 […]

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 […]

Dr Andy Xie: Three ways the coronavirus could trigger a global financial crisis – and why central bankers are to blame

Dr Andy Xie

In his most recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie details how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could trigger a global financial crisis. Dr Xie talked about the most vulnerable industries: tourism-related companies, commercial real estate sector and residential property market. He also discussed how cutting interest rates will not help these sectors, but it will boost speculation. […]

Edith Yeung: Why I Invest in China

Venture Capitalist and tech executive Edith Yeung shares her insights on where China shows the most promise and why it still makes sense to invest in the country even amidst the fraught US-China tech relations. Edith believes that China is at the cutting edge of AI, e-commerce and mobile payments. She sat down for an […]

Dr Andy Xie Opined that the Bull Market Isn’t Coming Back Just Yet

Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie wrote an opinion piece for SCMP on why he believes the bull market isn’t coming back just yet. US Economy The markets are celebrating the pending agreement between China and the United States to end the trade war. This follows the US Federal Reserve signalling a pause in raising interest rates.The euphoria […]

Haiyan Wang on White House threatening new tariffs on Chinese goods

Haiyan Wang

Haiyan Wang, China business expert, was interviewed by CGTN recently on her insights on the White House’s threats to levy new tariffs on Chinese goods. Haiyan Wang says: “Long term wise, China and the US have to come to a strategic compromise; that maintaining the bilateral compromise is so critical to both China and to […]

Porter Erisman Shares Insights on e-Commerce Models in Asia

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman shared valuable insights on e-commerce models in Asia in his Tech in Asia interview. He elaborated on some of the points also in his latest book “Six Billion Shoppers”. Here are some of the inspiring points that he made: “Everywhere I went, whether it was India or Southeast Asia or Africa, I saw a common […]

Dr Andy Xie Spoke at 2017 India Investment Conference

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie spoke at the 2017 India Investment Conference hosted by CFA Society India,at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Searching for Alpha in a Divergent World’. Nearly 500 investment management professionals attended the conference, which focussed on the challenges faced by the Indian investment management industry. “India […]

Andy Xie: Insights on the Chinese Economy – Crisis & Hope

Andy Xie

Andy Xie, independent economist shared his insights on the Chinese economy in a recent interview with MarketWatch.  Dr Xie opined that China’s trajectory resembled the one that led to the Great Depression, when the expansion of credit, loose monetary policy and a widespread belief that asset prices would never fall contributed to rampant speculation that ended […]

Andy Xie Shared his Views on the Impact of the Panama Papers on Asia

Shanghai-based independent economist Andy Xie was interviewed by Karishma Vaswani for BBC Business regarding the possible impact of Panama Papers on Asia. Andy Xie was asked if he thinks the Panama Papers wil force more governments to become more transparent about tax and he said “In Asia it’s about how to hide your wealth that often hasn’t been […]

Anil K Gupta: Prospects for Emerging Markets Aren’t That Bad

Anil K Gupta, emerging market expert, opines that the prospects for emerging markets aren’t that bad and the reasons are: This means that, even in 2015, emerging markets will grow at twice the pace of developed markets. Even after factoring in currency depreciations, their share of the global economy continues to rise year after year. […]

Hurun, Rupert Hoogewerf – The Rise of Philanthropy in China

Rupert Hoogewerf (Hurun), Chairman and Chief Researcher of the Hurun Report, best known for its annual China Rich List, shared his insights on the rise of philanthropy in China. Rupert Hoogewerf (Hurun) Mention the name Rupert Hoogewerf in China and it’s likely to be met with a blank expression. But say the word “Hurun” and […]

David Clive Price: The Master Key To China

David Clive Price, author of The Master Key To China and The Master Key To Asia, shared that employing a ‘bamboo mindset’ is the key to consistently grow market share in foreign markets. David Clive Price is an intercultural business strategist with over 30 years experience as a strategic advisor, executive mentor and speechwriter to […]

Andy Xie: Iron Ore Demand is Still Low

Dr Andy Xie, renowned Chinese economist, considers that the China iron ore import number does not show real demand strength. Here is his recent interview with Bloomberg. “It’s totally wrong to just look at the China import number to measure demand strength — a lot of people were talking about that, I saw — that’s […]