China is revising the laws that govern the variable interest entity, a complicated structure used by many companies to bypass foreign investment restrictions. What are the implications?
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
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.
A look at other significant Chinese technology companies that went public before Alibaba.
WeChat, China’s wildly popular social messaging app, is experimenting with mobile commerce in a bid to become an all-in-one platform. What are the odds of success? Twenty two-year-old Yin Junyu has been selling fashion accessories made of synthetic pearls and designer jewelry replicas for the last two years at a small store in Beijing’s Tongzhou […]
This week, Heinz recalled infant cereal after authorities found lead contamination; Xiaomi tied up with Ouya; Japanese auto part companies were fined for price fixing; and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge came to China with Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun taking an ice water shower. In food and auto KFC and McDonalds would tell you how […]
The week that was: Transformers raked in the riches in China; Chinese brands stole market share from global brands; Tencent picked up a stake in China’s Craigslist 58.com; and the exchange rate for the RMB was further liberalized. Transformers in China: Age of Prosperity Michael Bay’s latest movie doesn’t have the apocalyptic undertones in China […]
The week that was: Chinese e-commerce retailer Jingdong (JD.com) finally went public on the Nasdaq; China’s property market still in the dumps; and Lenovo faces challenges on its home turf. JD goes public on NASDAQ Before Alibaba bombards US investors, China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com (also known as Jingdong, and previously known as 360buy.com) lauched […]