Tag Archives: SCMP

Dr Andy Xie: China must draw the right lessons from Japan’s trade war with the US, and develop its technology

Dr Andy Xie, renowned Chinese economist, shared his insights in his recent article published in SCMP that China must draw the right lessons from Japan’s trade war with the US, and develop its technology. Stagnation hasn’t done Japan in because it started with a high level of average income and a bunch of world-beating industries. […]

Leroy Chiao on how his astronaut dream came true

Leroy Chiao

Leroy Chiao is the only American Chinese heritage astronaut. In his recent interview with South China Morning Post (SCMP), he talked about how he made his space dream come true. Joining the space race: After university, the dream to go to space was always in the back of my mind. I worked for a company […]

Porter Erisman on the Future of e-commerce

Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman‘s new book Six Billion Shoppers tackles e-commerce in the developing world and provides insights on shortcomings and opportunities for the future. Porter takes his wisdom from his years working at Alibaba and combines it with views from a tour/survey of digital retailers from Asia, Latin America and Africa to come up with a broader perspective […]

Andy Xie: China could offer America a trade deal on natural gas

Andy Xie

Independent economist Andy Xie suggests the possibility of a win-win trade between US and China that could “spark growth, cut pollution and improve the world’s most important bilateral relationship”. In his South China Morning Post article, Dr Xie says: The US economy depends on the growth of its energy sector. But demand saturation seems to be limiting its growth […]

Nick Leeson on Financial Scandals

Nick Leeson, the infamous rogue trader, shares his insights on financial scandals in a recent media interview for SCMP. Twenty years after he brought down one of the world’s oldest banks, Rogue Trader Nick Leeson believes the ills of the financial sector are simply “not fixable”. Leeson was the junior derivatives trader who gambled and […]

Joe Baladi Commented on Chinese Global Brands

Joe Baladi, branding expert, was interviewed by SCMP on his comments on Chinese Global Brands.   “Very much like the visionaries that are associated with the likes of Google, Apple and Facebook, Jack Ma is about the big picture – changing the world,” said Joseph Baladi, the chief executive of Singapore-based marketing consultancy BrandAsia. Alibaba has […]

Stability will only Return when Hong Kong Ends its Property Tyranny

Dr Andy Xie wrote an article for South China Morning Post about Hong Kong’s economy. Andy considers that Hong Kong must restructure its property market to help ordinary people – rather than milking them for the benefit of the business elite, if stability is to return. What stands in the way is Hong Kong’s ruling […]

Andy Xie: Reform, Not Monetary Stimulus, is China’s Only Choice to Revive Growth

Andy Xie shared his insights for SCMP. He says that to revive growth China must step up market reforms to tap its inherent competitiveness, while shutting out calls from vested interests for more monetary stimulus. China’s economy continues on a downward trend. The main reason is the lack of significant reforms to implement the decision […]

Insights from Joe Zhang on Shadow Banking in China

China banking expert and speaker, Joe Zhang, opined that “If China is really worried about shadow banking, there is a neat solution: turn off the credit tap. Beijing must deal with shadow banking head-on rather than diverting energy to tangential matters such as regulation and deposit insurance.” Read more about it in his SCMP article… […]

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. […]