Tag Archives: Asia

Dr Dan Steinbock: “The Worst Is Still Ahead”- A New COVID-19 Global Report

Dr Dan Steinbock

Dr Dan Steinbock, suggests that the COVID-19 challenges are far from over. The pandemic is still spreading and could become more virulent. Several major economies face “lost years.” Q: So collateral damage will still deepen along with “lost years”? A: Yes. The impact has been relatively worse in those major economies that were coping with […]

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 […]

Dr Andy Xie: How the US Federal Reserve created a financial opioid crisis in the West

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent article in SCMP, Dr Andy Xie opined that how the US Federal Reserve created a financial opioid crisis in the West. Nowadays it is popular on both the left and right to blame China for the US’ woes. The Fed is even more at fault. It gave the West a painkiller. The […]

Edith Yeung: Fundraising during COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts

Edith Yeung

Venture Capitalist Edith Yeung shared her insights on fundraising during COVID-19 in her recent webinar for aspiring entrepreneurs. Edith Yeung is a General Partner at Proof of Capital (an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund focused on Blockchain), creator of the China Internet Report and advisor at 500 Startups – the world’s most active early-stage […]

Harry G. Broadman: COVID’s Pandemic Is Not The End Of Globalization, It Will Even Spur Newer Global Supply Chains

Harry G. Broadman

Economist Harry G. Broadman, in his recent Forbes article, opined that the COVID pandemic Is not the end of globalization, it will even spur newer global supply chains. In other words, like other crises, COVID generates both business risks and opportunities. Thus, as we make our way through this particular economic disruption, enterprises whose leaders […]

Edith Yeung: Difficult times are often the best ones for early-stage private markets

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung, general partner at Race Capital, an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund, said the most volatile, difficult times are often the best ones for early-stage private markets. Here are some highlights from the article citing her interview: She cited as an example the 2008 financial crisis, which produced many “unicorns” during the tough […]

Huang Hung: How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response

Huang Hung

In conversation with TED’s head of curation Helen Walters, writer and publisher Huang Hung sheds light on how Chinese and American cultural values shaped their responses to the outbreak — and provides perspective on why everyone needs to come together to end the pandemic. Huang Hung talks about how the reaction and adherence to the […]

Prof Nouriel Roubini Warned of a Prolonged Downturn and Sluggish Recovery from the Coronavirus

Nouriel Roubini

Economist Prof Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus in his recent BBC interview. Professor Roubini also said any recovery will be in the shape of what economists call a “U”, or even “something closer to an L” – what he calls a “Greater Depression.” — “These jobs […]

Ashley Galina Dudarenok: Tencent Ecosystem Opportunities Post Coronavirus

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

China marketing expert, Ashley Galina Dudarenok spoke with Markus Kuhlo from Tencent about opportunities after coronavirus. Some of the pressing questions they discussed are: How’s Tencent going global with its cloud services? Is Europe ready for the New Retail? How does it really feel working for one of China’s largest tech giants? Watch Digital China […]

Andy Xie: Coronavirus lessons for China: prioritise health care and quality of life over economic growth

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, in his recent SCMP article, opined that the pandemic has shown that countries with robust health care systems could contain the spread of Covid-19 without a complete shutdown. Instead of the mindless pursuit of debt-fuelled GDP growth, China should focus on revamping its scandal-ridden health care sector. The household deleveraging […]

Ashley Galina Dudarenok on Bloomberg – How Coronavirus Impacts China’s Ecommerce

Ashley Galina Dudarenok

Ashley Galina Dudarenok was interviewed by Bloomberg on how coronavirus is impacting China’s e-commerce. Are the Chinese citizens spending money after the lockdown? Is there really “revenge spending” as retailers hoped? Which e-commerce platforms in China are winning the game? Ashley shares her observations in the interview. Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a China marketing expert with […]

Peggy Liu shares her insights on how travel would be affected by COVID-19

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, shares her insights on how travel would be affected by COVID-19. Mass tourism will not pick up again until vaccines are widely available, which she estimates will take at least 2 years. That is a virtual travel barrier that will deter anyone from doing leisure travel, or roundtrip business travel. […]

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 economy picking up again after the Coronavirus crisis

Arnold Ma

China has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The whole country was locked down for a few weeks since late Jan 2020. With the virus under control, China gradually relaxed the lockdown measures and the citizens are going back to work and going out to shop again. According to Arnold Ma, as of 21 […]