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Li Cunxin’s Touching Story at BBC

Success never comes easily. Here is the touching story of Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer, presented by the BBC… They put us through this really vigorous, sometimes cruel audition process where they tested your flexibility, measured your proportions and tested your intelligence to see if you were a fast learner. They checked back through three […]

Helen Wang: Chinese Business – The Barbie Case Study

Doing business in China is never easy. China business speaker Helen Wang shares for Forbes what Mattel has learnt after its embarrassing closure of its flagship store, the House of Barbie, in Shanghai two years ago. Appealing to the “tiger mums” and also getting the pricing right are crucial. See Helen’s insights below… Its newly […]

Andy Xie’s Prediction of 2014 Global Economy

Andy Xie‘s prediction of 2014 global economy in CaixinOnline: Breaking Out Is Hard The world’s major economies understand the structural changes they need to make to ensure growth, but it’s easier to wait for someone else to act first The global economy is unlikely to accelerate in 2014. The hope that the U.S. economy is […]

Frank Richter – Why the US should grant Edward Snowden amnesty

Frank-Jurgen Richter wrote an article in Business Times about the whistleblower Edward Snowden. Full article below (also in pdf). Why the US should grant Edward Snowden amnesty By Frank-Jürgen Richter Business Times, December 31, 2013 As we say goodbye to 2013 and look forward to all that is to come in the New Year, I […]

Frank Richter Opines that We Should be More Optimistic Despite the Chaos

Dr Frank Richter opines that we should be more optimistic despite all the chaos. Below is his recent article in Khaleej Times explaining why: May we be more optimistic! Tit-for-tat actions have not created solutions for centuries By Frank-Jürgen Richter Khaleej Times, November 25, 2013 Two years ago, writing in these columns, I was mildly […]

Joe Zhang: Why Microcredit Firms Become Popular in China

Week in China wrote an article about private banks in China and it cited Joe Zhang regarding microcredit firms and the reason they become popular in China… According to Joe Zhang, who has spent time running a microcredit firm (and recently authored Inside China’s Shadow Banking: The Next Subprime Crisis?) the rapid growth of this […]

Joe Zhang: Shadow Banking in China, in a Way, Serves the Community too

“In spite of the stigma, the risky business helps serve the community by providing loans to those in need on flexible terms that real banks can’t” – Joe Zhang Shadow banking is lending activities outside regular banks. Despite what some would say, it is a reputable business on the mainland. It fills a legitimate need. […]

Peggy Liu: Why it is easier for women to succeed in China

Briana Everett from the private media Leading Company wrote an article about Peggy Liu.  “Chinese women, generally speaking, and depending on what tribe you’re in, are very strong. It’s a very entrepreneurial society here. Women here have to be entrepreneurs. They’re forced into it. In China, ageism is a bigger issue.” “Even though I came […]