China’s millennials are an increasingly complex demographic, who as well as enjoying the fruits of China’s reform and opening up are also beset by all manner of societal and economic pressures, making them arguably much more different from their parents than their Western counterparts are from theirs. From an ever tougher job market to unobtainable home prices, millennials have to navigate a world with less security than was enjoyed by previous generations, all amidst slowing economic growth, to boot. And the many companies looking to sell to this increasingly important generation of consumers will have to grapple with all these issues, too.
There are stark regional disparities between the inland and the coastal regions in China. Can the less-developed regions ever catch up with the coast?
The growing legions of migrant workers in China have had far reaching implications on the process of urbanization in China. For the last two decades, China’s cities have exploded in size, the result of the largest and fastest migration in human history as hundreds of millions of people have moved from rural to urban areas […]
Given the current demographic trends, how companies should gear up to manage an older workforce.
Changing the Chinese social structure may save the country from the proverbial ‘middle-income trap’, says Salvatore Babones, an expert on China’s political economy.
As China changes, companies are being forced to adopt China Plus One strategies and look at other countries for manufacturing.
Author and researcher Leta Hong Fincher on the confounding phenomenon of women forfeiting their property wealth in China.
Online and mobile dating should be a natural fit for the country, so why are are dating sites in China not making more money? Swirling pools of onlookers and parents pore over a bulletin board in Shanghai’s bustling marriage market, nestled in People’s Park in the city’s center, occupying what was formerly a colonial racetrack. Filled with […]
The aging population in China needs a housing solution. So what’s stopping the industry from booming? Since the beginning of 2014, Jim Biggs has been living in a brand-new residential facility for senior citizens with dementia. He’s just 54 years old, and has no problem with his memory. Biggs, the managing director of Honghui Senior […]
A look at the China data that you should care about. From China’s burgeoning commodity exports to the changing profile of migrant workers. Also, a look at the apps that are gaining traction in this vibrant tech market and some good news there for caffeine addicts. Now, let’s reach out for that latte! (All the data pertains to the […]