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LeEco, China`s new tech giant

LeEco, China`s new tech giant
When people talk about China’s tech scene, there are the obvious giants: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. Then there are the big state-linked firms (the telecoms, Huawei, and ZTE), the internet players (Sina, Qihoo), and the hot mobile startups (Xiaomi, OnePlus). But there’s a Chinese company that often doesn’t get mentioned as one of the big names: LeEco formerly LeTv.
 
 
 
Just a couple of years ...

Demographic gold: changes for the country’s growth model

Demographic gold: changes for the country’s growth model
A new breed of workers is emerging in China, and this time it’s all about quality – not quantity.
 
 
For decades, China’s economic growth has been underpinned by a ‘demographic dividend’ in the form of an ample supply of labour. Today, this growth model is very much under threat. Wages are rising and there are labour shortages, largely the result of China’s decades-long one-child ...

Stats for Understanding China’s e-commerce Market

Stats for Understanding China’s e-commerce Market
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently provided new stats for China’s growing e-commerce market, they make for interesting reading for any company considering marketing to China:
 
 
China ecommerce accounted for around 15.9% of all retail sales in 2015.   China e-commerce is estimated to grow to 19.6% in 2016.   53% of the 688 million internet users in China are online shoppers ...

Alibaba, the future is Aliyun

Alibaba, the future is Aliyun
At the start of the year Alibaba announced that they had crossed the RMB 3 trillion mark in gross merchandise volume (in excess of $450 billion USD). Founder and CEO Jack Ma has now announced that the company's dream is to reach 2 billion people around the world with his business and hit a transactional volume of $1 trillion. That would make them the equivalent of being the fifth largest country in the world by ...

How Can China Develop & Sustain a Prosperous Creative Sector?

How Can China Develop & Sustain a Prosperous Creative Sector?
By Kiran Patel for China Brain.
 
Background
Driven by the 13th Five Year Plan, Germany’s Industrial blueprint of Industry 4.0 and the government policies of Made in China 2025 and Internet Plus, China is embarking on an exciting journey into the New Industrial Revolution. The 4th Industrial Revolution in China will be driven by policies of innovation, consumerism and efficiency while at the same time maximizing transition towards ...

Goodbaby: baby boom

Goodbaby: baby boom
Established in 1989, Goodbaby Group is China's largest and the world's leading provider of infant and children's products such as strollers, car seats and child safety devices. Goodbaby is a professional production, manufacturing and design company with customers located in more than 70 countries and regions worldwide. According to a survey from Frost & Sullivan, in each sale of 1000 baby carriages in North America, Europe and China, 435 come from Goodbaby Group. In 2007, ...

Rare-Earth Market: China monopoly?

Rare-Earth Market: China monopoly?
Most people have no idea what’s in an iPhone. Yttrium and praseodymium don’t exactly roll off the tongue, but they’re part of what make smartphones so small, powerful, and bright. These exotic materials are among the planet’s 17 rare-earth elements, and surprisingly, the soft, silvery metals are not at all rare. But they’re found in tiny concentrations, all mixed together, and usually embedded in hard rock, which makes them difficult — and messy — to ...

China’s rebalancing spells changes for African trade.

China’s rebalancing spells changes for African trade.
The impact of structural reforms in China coupled with the fall in commodity prices are now being felt in global markets, especially so in resource-rich African economies. Sub-Saharan African economies in particular have been overly reliant on Chinese resource demand for their economic performance. Over the past 15 years, China has become Africa’s largest trading partner and an interdependence or “growth coupling” has become very ...

Hanergy Solar Group (2016 Update)

Hanergy Solar Group (2016 Update)

Beijing based Hanergy is China`s largest, privately owned, producer of renewable energy. The group operates in the hydropower, wind power and the solar power fields, whilst it`s focus has now shifted towards the latter, the company has become the largest thin film solar panel producer in the world and has a presence in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The company was featured in the MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies of 2014” ...

Enstrusted lending in China: a shadow banking primer

Enstrusted lending in China: a shadow banking primer
By Luke Deer
 
Entrusted lending became the second largest source of financing in China in 2013 after bank loans and the largest shadow lending channel. This article explains the entrusted lending channel, looks at why it grew and at how recent changes to inter-enterprise lending rules may impact on entrusted loans.
 
 
Entrusted lending is a unique feature of shadow banking in ...

China, the Green Energy Superpower

China, the Green Energy Superpower
Investment in green energy is on the rise, and a world powered entirely by renewables is no longer a distant dream. It is the developing countries however, and China in particular, that is driving this green revolution. And these charts, from the REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status report and the United Nations Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 report, show how China is paving the way to a clean energy ...

New Pollution Action Plan for China

New Pollution Action Plan for China
A new set of Environmental regulations on air, water and soil pollution have recently been announced by China`s State Council: the Soil Pollution and Prevention Action Plan (also know as Soil Ten an “extension” of the Water Ten Plan). The plan outlines 10 headline actions split into 35 categories and 231 specific points aimed at making 95% of currently contaminated land fit to reuse for either agricultural purposes or urban development by ...

China- Pakistan Energy projects reaching fruition

China- Pakistan Energy projects reaching fruition
The China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is now gaining momentum with the completion of phase 1 of a 300-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant. Financed by the Export Import Bank of China and built by Chinese energy conglomerate Zonergy Co, has been connected to the grid in the Punjab Province of Pakistan at the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur. A major milestone in the economic cooperation between China and Pakistan: this is the first phase of the 900MW plant that is to be the ...

Chinese FDI in Europe at record levels

Chinese FDI in Europe at record levels
Chinese investment in Europe is now at a record high despite a sense of continuing economic crisis in both China and the EU. Last year, Chinese takeovers in the EU-28 reached a record volume of approximately €20 billion, equivalent to an increase of 44 per cent compared to 2014. China has now become one of the main drivers behind global capital flows, growing into one of the three biggest foreign investors in the world. This development has increased the competition for Chinese ...

Mongolia - China relations

Mongolia - China relations
Mongolia’s economic potential is significant, with vast deposits of copper and coking coal situated close to its main market in China: according to World Bank estimates, Mongolia's economy in the coming decade will grow on average at 15 per cent. However, this potential is vulnerable as the country is increasingly reliant on two main commodities being exported to one country, making Mongolia susceptible to external shocks such as changes in commodity prices and demand in China. ...

Reshaping the automobile market in China: digitisation

Reshaping the automobile market in China: digitisation
For many years, foreign manufacturers experienced record growth in China. But those days are over: last year, all major car makers reported slower growth in the world’s largest car market. China’s economic slowdown can only partially explain this phenomenon. The other reason is that local car brands have become serious competitors. Furthermore the rapidly proceeding digitisation of cars and traffic systems in China could amplify this ...

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

China State Construction Engineering Corporation
China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (CSCEC) is China’s largest construction and real estate conglomerate. It is a public company listed on the  Shanghai Stock Exchange and ranked 37th among Fortune Global 500 companies in 2015.
 

 
Specializing in building construction projects, real estate development and investment, infrastructure construction and investment, as well as design and ...

Africa remains a favoured destination for growth.

Africa remains a favoured destination for growth.
The story of China’s growing influence in Africa has caught the attention of many around the world but now people are worried about the apparent 84% plunge in Chinese investment across the continent. Admittedly, affected by the global economic downturn, Chinese investors are becoming more cautious when investing in volatile markets with political, currency or security risks, especially in the extractive industries. Engagement with Africa has become more diverse and complex, and ...

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