What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for China’s Belt and Road Initiative? The Belt and Road Initiative is one of the biggest development projects in history, but the pandemic has had a huge impact on the economies of the countries involved in it.
An MBA field study by Min Yan, a case researcher at CKGSB, under the guidance of Professor Xinyu Fan, digs into the details of bringing prosperity to every corner of China One of the great successes of China in recent decades has been the sharp rise in prosperity across previously poor regions of the country, […]
China has a rich history in cosmetics spanning centuries. However, the second largest market for cosmetic products in the world is rapidly changing not just in terms of size, as it looks to overtake the United States, but also in terms of consumers and how it works.
One of the secrets behind China as the “Factory of the World” is the mass specialization of towns on the production of single items. Many Chinese towns are dedicated to producing a single type of product. What are the prospects for the specialty town approach? It is July, it’s a hot and humid 35°C outside […]
China leads the global smartphone market both in terms of manufacturing and smartphone brands. China has built up a remarkable lead in the global smartphone market over the last decade, both in manufacturing and brands. But things may be changing Throughout the recent China-US trade war, one consumer electronics product has been conspicuously exempt from […]
Elon Musk’s Tesla is bucking many trends in its new venture in the massive China market. Tesla is known for going against the grain, but will this tactic prove successful in China? At an event held at Tesla’s brand-new Shanghai factory on January 7, CEO Elon Musk was recorded busting out some awkward dance moves […]
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a public benefit corporation. In this interview, Heimans explores the power that individuals have in making a difference on major issues and the influence technology and COVID-19 have had on governance.
CKGSB partnered with Mars Incorporated to address sustainability and the future of business Many people study how to do business, but very few discuss the reasons behind why business is done and how to ensure the long-term sustainability of companies. The concept and purpose of corporations has changed over time and as the world responds […]
Companies are considering moving production out of China, but how many can successfully do so? The diversification of production away from the “Factory of the World” is happening, at least to some extent. But some industries are finding it hard to break free of the China hold.
Hans Vriens, founder and Managing Partner of Vriens & Partners, looks at the growing relationship between China and South-East Asia Hans Vriens has lived and worked in Asia since 1990 and is the founder and Managing Partner of Vriens & Partners, a leading government affairs, public policy and political risk analysis firm in South-East Asia. […]
Yuen Yuen Ang, author of China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption, looks at the global impact of China’s rise and how corruption has evolved over time How has China managed to grow so fast for so long despite corruption on a large scale? That is the question Yuen Yuen Ang […]
In this series of articles, Professor Viard discusses the role of economics in everyday life in China and the world. Last time I talked about price discrimination and printers. That got me thinking about an experience I had last summer. I ventured into the Tesla dealership in Beijing’s Parkview Green building to check out the […]
East Asia has seen some of the lowest infection and death rates from COVID-19 in the world. What has been the winning formula? How did countries in East Asia effectively flatten the COVID-19 curve? COVID-19 is thought to have moved out of China at the beginning of the year, and while the virus quickly spread […]
The relationship between China and the US has been deteriorating further in the past months with escalated confrontational rhetoric and actions—some of them military—by both sides. While hopes for the world’s two largest economies to work together amicably are fading for the foreseeable future, the two need to find a way to live together for the good of everyone on the planet.
China’s commercial property market has been a huge winner over the past three decades, but have the virus, a slowing economy and changes in work culture created a turning point?
The world’s tourism industry has become addicted to big-spending Chinese travellers, but events seem to be conspiring to disrupt the trend, at least temporarily.
Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, discusses how European companies are faring.
In this series of articles, Professor Viard discusses the role of economics in everyday life in China and the world. Recently, I shipped a Hewlett Packard (HP) printer that I had purchased in Beijing to use in my office in Hong Kong. It arrived in good condition and I replaced the ink cartridges with new […]
Against the backdrop of the trade dispute with the United States and a slowing economy, China is opening up key sectors to foreign companies in the hopes of raising the possibility of further foreign investment.
With the growth of China’s economy came a host of new jobs, raising millions of people out of poverty. How are businesses cashing in on the now massive lower-middle income demographic?