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2017/03/28 | ZiQing Low
South Korean Retailer Strains to Win Back Chinese Customers
Nearly 90 Lotte stores in China have been shut down amid China’s boycott of South Korea.
2017/03/24 | David Green
From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
2017/03/23 | Mark Stocker
Taiwan’s International Sporting Goods Show Missing A Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity?
While TaiSPO was once the go-to show for sports equipment buyers from around the globe, a repositioning is needed to deliver a new generation of meaningful growth for the industry.
2017/03/21 | Mark Stocker
OPINION: Could Professional Cycling Help Taiwan Build A Globally Recognizable National Identity?
Taiwan’s national identity would receive a big boost from association with professional cycling, but China looks increasingly likely to be the first-mover.
2017/03/21 | FORTUNE
These Are China’s Most Valuable Brands
Brands catering to the rising middle class continue to expand while the old economy's decline has slowed the growth of some of China's biggest brands.
Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the China Debt Trap
Cambodia must be aware that China’s influence in the country will grow as the loans increase.
2017/03/20 | Edward White
Smooth Sailing in Cross-Strait Trade?
China-Taiwan trade statistics for 2016 were released earlier today.
2017/03/20 | Matthew Fulco
Trouble for Taiwan’s Paradise
With casino gaming off the table, the economy of the idyllic offshore islands of Penghu is more dependent than ever on shaky seasonal tourism.
2017/03/17 | David Green
This Startup Wants You to Make Money by Advertising to Your Friends on Facebook
‘It’s like instant happiness.’ Or so says the entrepreneur behind an app that pays people to post adverts or advertise e-commerce deals on social media.
2017/03/15 | FORTUNE
How Realistic Is a U.S.-China Trade War? FedEx CEO Weighs In
There's a good reason both countries are acting the way that they are, FedEx CEO Fred Smith tells Fortune editor Alan Murray.
2017/03/15 | Sin Yee Koh
Book Review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington
In 'Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent,' Brooke Harrington offers an in-depth look into the work of wealth management professionals who ensure that the ‘one percent’ keep getting richer. Drawing on interviews and Harrington’s own experiences of a wealth management training program, Sin Yee Koh finds this a well-researched and clearly written ethnographic study that focuses attention on a key industry behind the continuation of global inequality.
2017/03/10 | David Green
Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem
'Taiwan has a large number of regulations that have been on the books for 40 years to solve problems that aren’t relevant to today’s economy.'
2017/03/10 | Yu Xueyi
Why I Quit Alibaba’s Big Push Toward Countryside Commerce
Rural Taobao bills itself as good for business, but actually couldn’t care less about helping farmers make money.
2017/03/08 | Chris Zambelis
Strange Bedfellows: Xi, the CCP and the House of Saud
While Sino-Saudi relations will continue to flourish, the kingdom’s precarious geopolitical predicament exposes China to multiple energy and economic risks.
2017/03/02 | Michael Reilly
BREXIT, China and the Prospects for an FTA
Would an FTA between the UK and China make any significant difference to existing trade patterns?
2017/02/28 | Stephen Grenville
Why Everyone is Talking about Universal Basic Incomes
While Bill Gates’ suggestion of taxing robots to put human workers on a more even competitive footing with the robots deserves serious consideration, the time when governments will pay everyone a living wage seems a long way off.
2017/02/28 | Kerry Brown
China and the UK: Unexpected Inspiration for How to Handle Brexit
China has never been seriously considered in the minds of the British political or business elite as anything except a marginal exotic sideshow until now.
2017/02/22 | The Japan Times
Local Consumption Still Key to Japan's Growth
What are the factors behind Japan's slow growth of personal consumption?