Chinese fast fashion brand Handuyishe is beating well-established rivals by focusing exclusively on e-commerce. Why is that a good strategy?
Long kept at arm’s length, will foreign bank card companies finally get a fair crack at the China market which is dominated by UnionPay?
A quick guide to some of the hottest topics that came up during the 2015 Lianghui, the two annual meetings that set the agenda for the Chinese economy.
CKGSB Professor Jack Chen on why the government should level the playing field in the Chinese retail industry
This week, the much awaited APEC conference came to a close, Alibaba netted more than $9.3 billion in Single’s Day sales; and Xiaomi announced its intent to invest in Youku-Tudou.
What industry incumbents can learn from the forces that guide market entry.
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?
The Alibaba IPO, which debuted on the NYSE recently, has broken all sorts of records. What are its prospects going forward?
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 […]
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is placing big bets on the new Fire Phone. But the first challenge is to get the Fire Phone in the hands of customers already addicted to other smartphones like the iPhone. Since its introduction in June, Amazon’s new gadget, the Fire Phone, has drawn lots of skepticism on whether the phone […]