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  • Chinese Billionaires

    According to this recent infographic from Visual Capitalist, listing the world’s top 10 ‘Billionaire Cities’, “More than half of the top 10 cities are located in Asia, providing evidence of the shift eastwards when it comes to seats of wealth. Five of the six Asian cities listed are all in China”.…
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  • Zigging

    Putting geo-politics and media headlines to the side for one moment, China’s ecommerce market remains the fastest growing and most dynamic opportunity in the world and, from what I can see, some of the smarter, courageous and more successful global entrepreneurs and business leaders are seizing this moment to sharpen…
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  • Melbourne Hotpot

    I enjoyed a short Easter break in Melbourne which, being my first trip anywhere for well over one year due to lockdowns and border closures, was an eye-opener for me. We stayed in Carlton at the northern end of the city, an area previously known for Italian migrants, great coffee…
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  • Targets and Truths

    Understanding the drivers that generate economic growth in China, and making predictions about the future, has always been difficult, but is even harder than usual this year due to factors which are well outside the control of China’s Government. According to this thoughtful article by Rhodium Group, the outlook for GDP…
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  • The Bridge Talks

    I am proud and pleased to have been involved in the concept and production of a new video series, “The Bridge Talks”, with my old friend, Marcus Rubenstein of APAC.NEWS, which was launched this week. Episode 1 hears the stories of three Australians (Nicole Webb, Jesse White and Harry Harding) and…
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  • Going Nowhere

    China’s "Going Out" Strategy, a nationwide commitment to investing in overseas assets which gained momentum during the period of the 12th Five Year Plan (2011–2015) was a win-win on all sides. From China’s perspective, valuable lessons were learnt about investing overseas and doing business with foreigners and, whilst not all…
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  • Two Sessions

    There has been lots of media coverage of the recent “Two Sessions” event in Beijing, the annual gatherings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC), which was kicked off by the reading of the Government’s Work Report last Friday.Some of the key takeaways…
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  • Burgeoning Populations

    It is widely recognised and accepted that, despite the harsh reality of China’s ‘one child policy’, the World was spared a major catastrophe by the amazing foresight and decisiveness of China’s leaders at that time (in 1979) to control the size of their burgeoning population. Even so, as is well…
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  • Spoilt for Choice

    The future of China's retail market is all about e-commerce. Online consumers in China are already spoilt for choice in terms of platforms, products, electronic payments and same-day delivery, and new innovations are being launched literally every day. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, China was placing huge emphasis on the…
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