Chinese startup Luckin Coffee is expanding at a breakneck pace. How will Starbucks and other coffee players respond? Starbucks had coffee lovers in China’s main cities wrapped up until Luckin arrived, but is the market big enough and growing fast enough for both and more coffee vendors?
The “fourth industrial revolution,” defined by artificial intelligence, has begun. But with it comes a new problem: How can we protect our privacy while utilizing data as an asset? Property rights have been crucial to society since time immemorial, but as technology evolves, rights too are changing, and creating new challenges.
China, home to half of the world’s Smart Cities, is rapidly enhancing its technology to upgrade urban management. With the imminent rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities featuring a centrally-controlled approach to just about everything, are becoming a reality, and China is leading the way.
Given their ongoing differences, what will the future of China-US relations look like? After more than 40 years of growing ties, the economies of China and the US are now deeply intertwined, and decoupling to any degree would mean a disentangling of enormous complexity.
With no immediate end in sight for the trade war between the world’s two largest economies, and with no signs of a fundamental easing of tensions between China and the United States, how are American companies in China caught in the crossfire coping?
China is close to releasing a national digital currency. How would such a currency run by a central bank work? China is where paper money was first invented a thousand years ago, and it might be where paper as a proxy for value also fades from the world stage.
In this interview, Roseann Lake explores gender roles in China and how these so-called “leftover women” are shaping the country’s economic future.
Jun Wu, founder of venture capital company AMINO Capital, explains the challenges facing China’s nascent information-technology sector Jun Wu joined Google in 2002 as a senior expert and was a major contributor in developing the Google Search Engine for Asian languages, later becoming a pioneer in combating internet search fraud. He also served as vice […]
China’s massive outward direct investment spending spree has stalled after a series of policy shifts and strong capital controls. What happens next?
Parag Khanna, founder and managing partner of FutureMap, explains the importance of understanding geopolitics and multipolarity in Asia.