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What Chinese Executives Think of the “Economic Meltdown”

September 10, 2015 - 9:12 am in Insights

The headlines about China’s economy over the last few weeks have fluctuated from one extreme to the other. Depending on your favorite news site, you could be reading an article titled, “China is a Mess,” “What if the China Panic is all Wrong?” or…


[TRIP NOTES] Amidst economic uncertainty, China’s global champions shine

August 19, 2015 - 7:39 am in Insights

I recently wrapped up a two-week China trip sponsored by the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a Hong Kong-based nonprofit that aims to improve…

Jack Ma

10 Chinese Companies Going Global in 2015

January 20, 2015 - 3:15 am in Insights

2015 is here, and more Chinese executives and entrepreneurs than ever before are planning to take their businesses global. I spent the majority of 2014…

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…

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 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 please…

An Introduction to Virtual Currency in China

December 15, 2008 - 7:30 am in Archive, Companies to Observe, Cultural Observations

After a long week of overtime with my eyes glued to the computer screen, I needed some time away from the monitor. On Saturday morning I walked from my apartment to the newspaper stand down the street and picked up a copy of the only print Chinese publication…

百度一下:Business Ethics

October 21, 2008 - 7:13 am in Archive, Companies to Observe

Instead of “Googling it,” the vast majority of Chinese netizens (internet citizens) would rather 百度一下 (Baidu yi xia). Founded in October 1999, Beijing-based Baidu is the leading internet search engine in mainland China (pronounced…

In China It’s Xiaonei, Not Facebook

October 19, 2008 - 4:17 pm in Archive, Companies to Observe

It’s eleven p.m. in China and 23 year-old Beijing University master’s student Peilin has just sat down in front of her brand new Lenovo IdeaPad. She clicks open QQ and MSN to instant message her friends. While she chats she uses Baidu to search…