Building Online Consumer Communities the Xiaomi Way


Researchers Ke Guan and Florian Kohlbacher from the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou look at trends in consumer sentiment among China's online community users, and the ensuing business op[...]

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China’s Latest Five-year Plan Could Be Its Last


​The outline for China’s 13th five-year plan isn’t exactly summer beach reading: The 65,858-character document, which lays out in broad terms how China’s leaders want the country’s economy to develop between now and 2020, is akin t[...]

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China's Economy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place


The Chinese economy appears to be stuck in an uncomfortable and unsustainable quasi-equilibrium in which growth is just about stopped from falling further through continued central-bank and financial regulator-promoted credit growth and selective fiscal s[...]

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Chinese Asset-backed Securities Rise From the Ashes


​Ann Rutledge was in Hong Kong when Mao died, got in on the ground floor of economic reforms and helped set up the modern risk system for the then-colony's futures exchange before starting R&R Consulting, which focuses on asset-backed securities (ABS)[...]

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Social Enterprise Gains Popularity in China


​Tao Mei is a former executive of a listed company who several years ago resigned his job to take care of his young daughter and has now returned to the wider world by starting a business in the children education sector.[...]

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