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2020/07/02 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Is Accelerating China’s Economic Self-Reliance

Reliance on domestic consumption is just one of the shifts accelerated by the coronavirus and the increasing rivalry with the United States.

2018/09/21 | The Interpreter

The End of the Jack Ma Era Marks a Changing China

The end of Jack Ma's tenure as Alibaba's chairman reflects a need for a different kind of leadership in the Xi Jinping era.

2018/07/09 | Policy Forum

The Truth Behind China's World Football Ambitions

Is China already a soccer superpower? Lucrative corporate partnerships have more than picked up the slack for its 75th ranked men's national team.

2018/06/08 | AsiaGlobal Online

Forget Belt and Road, China's Economic Future Is All About Silicon Valley

China's growth depends on new technologies not redirecting industrial overcapacity to western deserts.

2018/03/23 | The Conversation

China's 'New Retail' Breathes New Life into Physical Stores

China is streets ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to integrating online and offline retail.

2018/02/28 | Penny Lau

Tencent Takes on Staff-less Retail as Competition with Alibaba Hots up

Competition to lead in 'new retail' in China threatens to shape the shopping experience of the future.

2017/10/26 | Xiaochen Su

For Innovation to Succeed in Asia, Confucianism Must Die

Confucianism and its rigid adherence to age and experience as the determinant of power is the major impediment to innovation taking holding in Asia.

2017/08/28 | Zhang Hefei

China's E-Commerce Platforms Wage War

Online shopping sites are scrambling to turn the heads of pickier consumers in search of high-end commodities.

2017/08/28 | Chen Ronggang

China’s Future is Definitely Cashless

Accessible, intuitive mobile platforms have made China an unlikely frontrunner in the race toward becoming a cash-free society.

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.

2016/05/31 | Edward White

Chasing Unicorns in Taiwan

One of the world’s top tech investors has two pieces of advice for Taiwanese startups: chase global consumer markets and work as hard as Kobe Bryant.

2015/12/12 | Zou Chi

Alibaba Acquires Hong Kong Mainstream Media

Lin Li-he, deputy chief editor of South China Morning Post, who was forced to resign for criticizing the Chinese government, says in an interview with AFP that Jack Ma's Alibaba Group and the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have a close relationship. It is hard to imagine that Ma will tolerate any criticism toward the CCP or the Chinese political system.

2015/11/20 | Zou Chi

Alibaba Launches US$ 307 Million Fund for Taiwan Start-ups

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai points out, executive chairman Jack Ma found out from talking to Taiwanese entrepreneurs that the common concern is a lack of young successors. In order to help young people build start-ups, Alibaba will give out NT$10 billion (approximately US$ 307 million) of venture funds.