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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 […]

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 […]