More than 60% of Chinese executives say Chinese companies will become more competitive in the face of European and American companies than they used to be. In contrast, 40 percent of North American executives and 45 percent of European executives say the market will be less competitive than China after the outbreak. In recent research […]
Tencent made a total of about US$120 billion in 2020 through its minority stakes in about 100 listed companies. Such achievements are enough to make any venture capital company in Silicon Valley envious. Tencent is one of the largest and smartest technology investors in the world, holding shares in a range of companies, including Snap […]
The number of “wealthy families” with at least 6 million yuan (about US$930 thousand) assets in China exceeded 5 million for the first time in 2020, an increase of 1.4% over the previous year, according to Hurun Research Institute. Beijing is still the area with the most “wealthy families” with assets of at least 6 […]
China’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter declined by 6.8% year on year and grew by 3.2% in the second quarter of 2020 according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics. The GDP in Q2 grew by 11.5% quarter on quarter.
China’s leading social e-commerce platform Pinduoduo (NASDAQ: PDD) announced on 19 April 2020 it will subscribe to US$200 million in convertible bonds (“CBs”) issued by household appliance and electronics retailer GOME Retail Holdings Limited (“GOME”) (HKEX: 493.HK) as part of a strategic partnership to bring more value-for-money merchandise to its 585.2 million users.
The gross domestic product (GDP) of China was 20,650.4 billion yuan (US$2,908.74 billion) in the first quarter of 2020, a year-on-year decrease of 6.8% at comparable prices according to the preliminary estimates of National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS).
Recently, “Investing in sneakers” has become a trend, it is said that selling sneakers can bring money more easily and quickly than selling houses. And, “a post-95 young man bought a house in Hangzhou by investing in sneakers” became a trending topic on Weibo. However, recently, a young man in Nanjing lost a lot of […]
Xiaomi’s monthly active users (“MAU”) of MIUI reached 278.7 million, an increase of 34.7% YoY. AI assistant “ Xiao’ai ” had 49.9 million MAU; Xiaomi ranked 4th globally in terms of smartphone shipments; and, global shipments of its smart TVs reached 2.7 million units.
The gross domestic product (GDP) of China was 45,093.3 billion yuan (US$6,565.68 billion) in the first half of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 6.3% at comparable prices according to the preliminary estimates of National Bureau of Statistics of China. The year-on-year GDP growth for the first quarter was 6.4 percent, and 6.2% for the second […]
China’s leading internet companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, a.k.a. BAT, also compete in the investment. In 2018, companies received around 2.6 billion yuan investment from Baidu, over 12.7 billion yuan from Tencent, and near 40 billion yuan from Alibaba. The 2.1 billion yuan ($302 million) strategic round in Xinchao Media, an elevator advertising […]
In China, the generation born in the 1980s (referred to as “Post-80s”) are facing growing responsibilities. They are now dually burdened with caring for young children and elderly parents. 94.9% of this population is in the habit of financial management according to an iClick survey. 90.7% proactively manage their finances by carefully selecting investment options […]
Alibaba buys into China’s leading out-of-home (OOH) marketing network which covers 150 cities and creates 500 million daily offline impressions. Alibaba Group announced on July 19 that it will pay US$1.43 billion for a 6.62% share of Shanghai-based Focus Media. It will also acquire another 5% interest in it within the next 12 months. Alibaba […]
The gross domestic product (GDP) of China was 18,068.3 billion yuan (US$2,626.81 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 6.9% at comparable prices according to the preliminary estimates of National Bureau of Statistics of China.
By 2025, China’s investment in tourism will amount to US$278.7 billion, taking over the US as the world’s largest tourism country according to WTTC. In the following 10 years, the growth rate of the tourism industry will continue higher growth than the macro-economy. The tourism industry is expected to offer 72.9 million new jobs.
The total number of China’s tourists is estimated to exceed 4.1 billion person trips in 2015, and reach a total revenue of 3840 trillion yuan (US$617.40 billion), according to China Tourism Academy.