With its huge scale and steps toward global dominance, can anyone rival Alibaba’s might in China’s e-commerce sector?
CKGSB Professor Jack Chen on why the government should level the playing field in the Chinese retail industry
Amazon China is redoubling its efforts, but will it succeed at the second attempt in the country’s hyper-competitive e-commerce sector?
This week, China industrial production figures revealed a slower growth from last year; Lenovo and Tencent reported profits while sportswear manufacturer Li-Ning suffered yet another battering; and Alibaba restructured its relationship with Alipay. The Macro Picture China’s GDP growth bounced back to the target rate of 7.5% in the second quarter, but newly released data […]
Samsung in China is not where it used to be. Can the South Korean electronics giant fend off domestic brands and Apple to stay at the top of China’s smartphone market? Until recently, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has enjoyed the title of undisputed champion in China’s smartphone market since 2012, jamming retail channels […]
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 […]
After years of extraordinary growth, has fast fashion peaked in China? In November, property consultancy CBRE reported that landlords in second-tier city retail properties were courting China’s main fast fashion brands to drive foot traffic, going so far as to waive a flat rent rate in exchange for a percentage of turnover to attract these […]
Rivals race ahead of Apple in China’s smartphone and tablet markets. What does it mean for Apple’s future? Li Tingting unwraps a new iPhone 5S outside the Apple store in Sanlitun, a glitzy shopping district in Beijing. She’s had her eyes on an iPhone for some time, she says, and after a few months finally […]
The week that was: Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao makes a play for The New York Times; Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing invests in Bitcoin payment processor BitPay; Wal-Mart deals with ‘donkey’ meat recalls; and Revlon exits China. Courting The Grey Lady Chen Guangbiao, the Chinese billionaire and philanthropist known for his outrageous publicity stunts, hit […]
The week that was: luxury retail in China slows down as the government’s anti-corruption measures take effect; over-the-counter exchange markets widen their reach; housing prices rise; and bitcoin prices nosedive. China broadens OTC exchange nationwide More small and medium-sized companies will have access to China’s over-the-counter (OTC) exchange market, as the Chinese State Council announced […]