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WSJ Ranks China’s Top Companies in 2010

November 11, 2010 - 8:50 pm in Archive, Consumer Intelligence

For those of you who have not yet stumbled upon the Wall Street Journal's Asia 200 Interactive map, please check it out here. The interactive map allows you to compare the top ranked Asian companies with one another across a series of categories ranging from…

Connecting Chinese Businesses with Global Consumers | Interview with Alan Tien, GM of PayPal China

China’s e-commerce market represents a $38.5 billion dollar opportunity. In particular, the B2C market is experiencing tremendous growth. Online shops…

Which Chinese cities spend the most online? Here are the top 10

May 10, 2010 - 10:26 pm in Archive, Technology Intelligence

Alibaba Group's Taobao.com just released a report outlining the varying levels of e-commerce spend in China's cities. I translated one of the graphs into English above, but for my Chinese reading audience, you can find the full version here. ---------------------------------------------------…

Introduction to E-Commerce in China | ReadWriteWeb

April 20, 2010 - 9:55 pm in Archive, Technology Intelligence

Last September, China's most successful consumer-to-consumer online marketplace, Taobao.com launched a massive online promotion. By offering exorbitantly low prices on a series of brand name consumer electronics by Lenovo, HP, Philips and others, the site…

Some Thoughts on Foreign Internet Companies in China

February 15, 2010 - 6:08 pm in Archive, Technology Intelligence

I read a fantastic article last week on the Advertising Age website entitled, “The Internet Does Not Rise Above Nations and Cultures.” The article, by @wolfgroupasia of the Silicon Hutong blog, takes a closer look at why foreign Internet companies in China…

Keep an Eye on E-Commerce in China During The Year of the Tiger

February 9, 2010 - 10:47 pm in Archive, Technology Intelligence

In this recent post on The China Observer about where I see the most potential growth for businesses in China’s Internet space I wrote: “Companies who wish to succeed in China’s Internet space would best stick to areas that focus on job creation and…

Beyond Google: How can foreign companies operate successfully in China’s Internet space?

January 26, 2010 - 8:54 pm in Archive, Technology Intelligence

When Google announced that they may exit the China market, it sent shock waves across both traditional media and new media. I’d like to highlight a few of the thoughtful posts that helped shape my perspective on this issue: Clearing Up Confusion on Google…

Four Promising Names in China’s Internet Space

December 16, 2008 - 7:47 am in Archive, Companies to Observe

The following is an article I recently published on SeekingAlpha.com. It is a bit more investor oriented than most posts, but it provides a great summary of four Chinese Internet firms worth observing. To view the original article on SeekingAlpha.com please…

The Alibaba E-Commerce Empire

December 11, 2008 - 7:10 am in Archive, Companies to Observe

“I want to influence others, not let others influence me.” – Jack Ma Take a good look at the face in this picture. If there is one Chinese Internet company CEO that you need recognize it is Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group. Ma, named one…