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[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 Americans’ understanding of China. My group traveled across four provinces to participate in nearly twenty…

The Book – China Goes West

August 8, 2015 - 10:09 pm in Archive, Insights

Interest in the internationalization of Chinese companies? Check out my book China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going…

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Chinese Business Leaders Take a Different Path to Power

March 2, 2015 - 6:12 am in Insights

The Financial Times recently wrote an article about the non-traditional path many Chinese executives take to power. In my book, China Goes West: Everything…


Why do Chinese firms go global if China’s such a large market?

November 7, 2014 - 8:07 pm in Insights

This is the second in a three-part series of posts that summarize key takeaways from my recent trip to Europe where I spoke about topics from my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global (To read Part I about…


Global Chinese Companies: Challenges or Opportunities for Western Multinationals?

October 24, 2014 - 7:49 pm in Insights

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Europe where I represented Frontier Strategy Group at several high-profile events focused on Chinese overseas investment, including the Hamburg Summit, and shared key findings from my new book, China Goes West:…


Chinese Outbound Investment to Exceed Inbound?

July 14, 2014 - 5:49 am in Insights

According to a recent article in the Economist, based on the UNCTAD's World Investment Report, Chinese outbound investment will likely surpass direct investment into China within the next two years. This comes after the United States Chamber of Commerce,…

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Can Chinese Brands Go West? Video Interview

June 24, 2014 - 9:28 am in Insights

The China Observer's founder, Joel Backaler, was interviewed by Thoughtful China in Shanghai last month. The interview covered his new book China Goes West - specifically how likely is it that we will see global brands emerge from China. For viewers based…

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China Goes West: 4 Perspectives on Chinese Outbound Investment.

June 3, 2014 - 6:24 pm in Insights

I have just returned from an extensive China roadshow promoting my new book, China Goes West: Everything You Need to know about Chinese Companies Going Global. The timing of the trip coincided with Putin’s visit and the United States’ charging five Chinese…

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China Goes West [Video Trailer]

March 31, 2014 - 5:46 am in Insights

Are you interested in better understanding why Chinese companies are expanding outside of China? China Goes West presents an unrivaled overview of Chinese companies' expansion into international markets and the opportunities and challenges it brings. Watch…