Can China meet its electric vehicle goals? By 2015, the Chinese government would like the automotive industry to produce more than 500,000 electric vehicles per year, to help reduce environmental degradation and give China a leading role in the next generation of global automotive production. But so far, it hasn’t gone well. Given that only […]
Why companies should pay more attention to the role of complementary goods
The Eurozone crisis is threatening China’s growth prospects. What is the prognosis for the country’s economy?
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. […]
Capital raising for China-focused private equity funds is booming. In China, however, merely writing a check might not be enough for realizing returns. According to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), private equity funds in China raised $12.9 billion in the first three quarters of 2011, a marked increase from the $7.5 billion generated […]
Tony Arrell, CEO of top Canadian asset management firm Burgundy Asset Management, led a delegation to the CKGSB campus this week to take part in a three-day China Immersion program. We took the opportunity to ask Mr. Arrell some questions about his company’s experiences investing in China and how he sees China changing in the […]
Since 2009, property prices stubbornly climbed upwards, despite government attempts to cool the market. But not any longer. Average house prices fell by 0.3 percent in November–their third consecutive monthly decline on the China Real Estate Index System. The size and effect of the price drops are still unclear, but it doesn’t look like property […]