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Winston Ma: Digital War – How China’s Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain, & Cyberspace

Winston Ma

Mr. Winston Ma spoke at the virtual program hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations recently, where he explored how China’s innovation ecosystem drives next generation unicorns and its young netizens participate in the evolving digital economy, and what emerging markets can learn from China as they dive headlong into the mobile-first economy. Watch […]

Why Astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao Sees Many Reasons for Optimism

Dr Leroy Chiao

In a recent Asia Society interview, Dr Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, shared why he saw many reasons for optimism despite the pandemic. Watch the interview below: Dr Leroy Chiao 焦立中 worked at NASA for 15 years before he left the agency in 2005.  A veteran of four space missions, Dr. Chiao most recently served as […]

Matthew Brennan, Author of “Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China’s ByteDance” Discusses China’s Growing Influence in Global Tech

Matthew Brennan

Apps like WeChat are leading a wave of innovation in China and the world, quickly bringing China closer to the goal of becoming a technological superpower. In a recent podcast interview, Matthew Brennan discusses about the future of Chinese mobile technology and innovation. Matthew is a speaker and writer focusing on Chinese mobile technology and innovation. […]

Arnold Ma: Understanding China’s ‘She-Economy’ in 2021

Arnold Ma

In a recent livestreamed chat, Arnold Ma, China marketing expert, spoke with Bessie Lee, Former CEO, WPP China and currently CEO and Founder, Withinlink on how brands can harness the “She power” in China. The “She-economy” in China is huge. 80% of China’s biggest e-commerce platform Tmall’s top new brands in 2020 focused on female Chinese consumers’ […]

Edith Yeung Discusses How Europe can become more competitive

Edith Yeung

On 4GAMECHANGERS TV SPECIAL’s 4Pioneers Day, Edith Yeung, Founder of Race Capital shares her insights on how Austria & Europe can become more competitive. How can Europe becoming a place for new companies that play a role worldwide. What is missing in Europe (in terms of investments, infrastructure, culture, etc.) that is available in the […]

Arnold Ma Interviewed by CGTN on Warner and Tencent Music Joint Venture

Arnold Ma

In a recent interview with CGTN, Arnold Ma shared his insight into the newly announced joint venture between Warner and Tencent Music. Read more about it here. Arnold Ma is a speaker, writer, podcast host, and the founder of Qumin, the UK’s first Chinese Digital Creative Agency.  Born in China, which at the time was still known as […]

Dr Andy Xie: Why the GameStop stock frenzy is likely to end in financial crisis

Andy Xie

In his recent SCMP article, renowned Chinese economist Dr Andy Xie shared insights on the GameStop stock frenzy. The drama unfolding around GameStop is a tale of the internet levelling the playing field between at-home retail investors and Wall Street. The US stock market may become as retail dominated, and as volatile, as the Chinese […]

Dr Andy Xie: How property-hungry Chinese millennials and shadow banking could fuel a financial crisis

Dr Andy Xie

Millennials in China are borrowing heavily to invest in property, counting on the government to keep property prices buoyant. However, the rise of shadow banking means the government lacks the levers it has historically pulled to prevent a debt crisis. Dr Andy Xie worries that these trends will fuel a financial crisis. One critical element […]

Dambisa Moyo -Long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity on corporate boards and emerging markets

Dambisa Moyo

Economist and author Dambisa Moyo, interviewed by Bloomberg on the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity on corporate boards and emerging markets. Watch the video below to learn more: Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance […]

Arnold Ma interviewed by CGTN on the impact of a TikTok and WeChat ban on users

Arnold Ma

Arnold Ma, China marketing expert, was interviewed by CGTN on the impact of a TikTok and WeChat ban on users. Arnold talks about the new deal with Oracle and Walmart and why he believes this will not impact the users. And on the other hand, he discusses why WeChat ban will have a big impact […]

Edith Yeung: Venture Capital Industry’s Reaction to Covid-19

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung, Venture Capitalist, discussed the venture capital industry’s reaction to Covid-19, and how are the start-ups are doing, in her recent interview. She observed that there were still investment money around, while layoff and downsizing at many technology companies and startups were unavoidable. Edith Yeung is a venture capitalist, technology executive, and a China Internet […]

Dr Andy Xie SCMP Article: The real economic reforms China needs to become less dependent on exports

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie discussed China’s slowing economy and the need to implement reforms to become less dependent on exports. To find a way out of China’s political economy dilemma, there needs to be a massive rise in efficiency. If China shifts from small township urbanisation to megacity development, the money can […]

Peggy Liu: Imagining the World Post Lockdown

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, who is internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with China, shares her insights on how the world post-lockdown will look like in her recent online interview. Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, a non-profit organization creating a livable China. As one of the leaders […]

Ashley Dudarenok Interview by BBC World News about China Being the World’s Largest Market for Live Streaming Sales

Ashley Dudarenok

Ashley Dudarenok , China marketing expert, was interviewed by BBC World News on how China becomes the world’s largest market for live streaming sales. In 2019, livestreaming sales in China reached an US$ 61 billion, according to iiMedia. A number now expected to more than double to $129 billion in 2020. Once concentrated mainly on Taobao […]

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 […]

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 […]


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