What are the likes of Lenovo, Tencent, Huawei and Alibaba buying? A look at some of the most significant Chinese outbound investment deals in technology.
Xiaomi was officially crowned the world’s third-largest smartphone maker but news of Lenovo completing its buyout of Motorola Mobility is clouding the verdict; and meanwhile Alibaba’s share price touched new highs.
Chinese tech companies are stocking up on patent purchases, but is it anything more than share price padding?
This week, China industrial production figures revealed a slower growth from last year; Lenovo and Tencent reported profits while sportswear manufacturer Li-Ning suffered yet another battering; and Alibaba restructured its relationship with Alipay. The Macro Picture China’s GDP growth bounced back to the target rate of 7.5% in the second quarter, but newly released data […]
Joel Backaler, author of China Goes West, talks of the globalization of Chinese companies and whether or not the West needs to be wary of them. Chinese companies are globalizing at an unprecedented rate. While Lenovo is now the world’s largest PC maker, Haier is the world’s largest consumer appliance manufacturer. Huawei has been giving […]
Samsung in China is not where it used to be. Can the South Korean electronics giant fend off domestic brands and Apple to stay at the top of China’s smartphone market? Until recently, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has enjoyed the title of undisputed champion in China’s smartphone market since 2012, jamming retail channels […]
The week that was: Apple is making a comeback and beating Samsung in China; China has a debt-to-GDP ratio of a whopping 251%; and fast food giants find themselves battling a new food scandal. Will Apple eat Samsung’s pie? Although the earnings report of Apple’s third fiscal quarter of 2014 (Apple’s fiscal quarter runs from end […]
Brand strategist Martin Roll talks about the state of branding in Chinese companies and strategies that will help build truly global Chinese brands. Lenovo. Baidu. Alibaba. Huawei. Haier. Tencent. These are just some of the Chinese companies that have seen phenomenal growth over the past decade or so. But how many Chinese companies have really […]
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 […]
The week that was: Beijing hosts the annual CPPCC and NPC meetings; Chinese GDP growth target for 2014 announced; austerity measures in full force; and solar cell company heads for China’s first corporate bond default. All eyes this week, understandably so, are on Beijing where delegates from all over China have gathered for the two […]