With its huge scale and steps toward global dominance, can anyone rival Alibaba’s might in China’s e-commerce sector?
As China seeks to innovate and upgrade its economy, has it developed any region that can definitively be called the Chinese Silicon Valley?
In just about three years, Yidao Yongche has carved a niche for itself in China’s car rental market. And now it is going global.
Uber has plunged headlong into China’s immensely complex and hypercompetitive transportation and taxi app market. Can it win?
This week, the BYD stock price fell sharply, as did Geely’s; Baidu invested in ride-sharing company Uber; and China’s factory activity slowed further.
Online to Offline commerce, or O2O, is being heralded as the next big thing in China’s e-commerce sector. Why is it so popular and who are the key players?
A look at other significant Chinese technology companies that went public before Alibaba.
A look at the China data that you should care about: from net outflows of non-foreign direct investment to the marketshare of various search engines like Baidu, Sogou and Google. Also, a look at the the decline in telecom services revenue and the acquisitions done by China’s tech companies. Bonus bit: China’s skyscraper building frenzy. If there is ever […]
This week, figures from the HSBC/Markit PMI implied that the Chinese economy might finally be on the path to the much-need structural change; local government financing got a new breather; and Baidu launched its Google Glass competitor, Baidu Eye. The Broader Picture Last week, a flash Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) reading from HSBC and Markit […]
The upcoming Alibaba IPO has brought to the fore the contentious issue of how Chinese companies bypass foreign investment restrictions using a legal structure called the Variable Interest Entity (VIEs). A company in China is 100% owned by domestic parties, allowing it to obtain all necessary licenses to operate in a particular sector. It signs […]