As Bright Food buys up iconic breakfast brand Weetabix, questions arise over whether China is eyeing a larger takeover of Western food firms?
What could stop growth in China and what can the country do about it?
Chen Ping, president of the National Center for Performing Arts, on the genesis of a world-class performing arts center in China
Most people agree that China is losing its labor cost edge. So what will be the country’s next competitive advantage? In a surprising announcement in May 2011, luxury handbag manufacturer Coach said that it would transfer at least half of its production facilities from China to countries like India, Vietnam and the Philippines where the […]
How will the progress of IT and automation change the future of work? In 1988, Harvard Business School Professor Shoshana Zuboff predicted that the working world was on the verge of a revolution in which many jobs would be “informated”-automated and computerized in ways that would greatly extend human capacities even as it dumbs-down the […]
While Jaguar Land Rover and Chery Automobile stand to gain from their partnership, they must realize that just having a joint venture is not enough to succeed in the Chinese market As you stroll down the busy streets of Beijing, it is hard not to notice the array of cars whizzing past. From frugal QQs […]
Why would a steel company get into a wildly-unrelated area such as pig breeding?
Last year, Zong Qinghou, founder and president of Wahaha, China’s biggest beverage company, was holding a run-of-the-mill press conference in Beijing. Although Zong was the richest man in China by some estimates, it seemed as though nothing of interest would come out of his speech that day. Then an ostensibly throwaway comment sent stocks soaring. […]
In the world of online retailers, Liu Qiangdong’s Jingdong Mall is a rare success story–a brick-and-mortar chain that made the transition to the internet. Earlier this year, Associate Professor of Strategic Management Teng Bingsheng looked into what has enabled Jingdong to stand up to giants like Gome and Jack Ma’s Taobao. Here’s what he found. Extracts […]
The US and China are trying to tie the knot with new film deals, but will politics and culture intervene? Would Die Hard still be a classic hit if Jet Li had played the lead role? Would it have made a difference if Spiderman had been set against the backdrop of the Great Wall? And could Zhang Ziyi have […]