China Insights

Top 10 places to visit in Shanghai

In the last thirty years, China has regained its status as a world power in dramatic fashion, becoming the world´s second largest economy behind the USA. Shanghai has grown as well, becoming the second largest and most important city in China. This is why we pulled together this list of the top 10 places visit in Shanghai.Shanghai is said to […]

In the last thirty years, China has regained its status as a world power in dramatic fashion, becoming the world´s second largest economy behind the USA. Shanghai has grown as well, becoming the second largest and most important city in China. This is why we pulled together this list of the top 10 places visit in Shanghai.Shanghai is said to […]

All VPNs to be blocked in China by February 2018?

Do we have to say goodbye to Facebook, Youtube and Twitter? According to Bloomberg sources, the Chinese authorities have ordered telecommunications firms to ban the usage of VPNs by February 2018. Three state-owned companies receiving government directives run actually the Internet services, mainly China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.Let’s take a look back…In one of the world’s most restricted technology […]

Haier: A Chinese Success Story

Haier has held the title of being the world’s largest white goods manufacturer and retailer for 5 consecutive years, with a retail market share of 9.7% in 2013 (www.haier.net). The company was inaugurated in Qingdao, northern China, in 1984 when founder Zhang Ruimin took over Qingdao General Refrigerator Factory. Zhang and his management team managed to turn the debt-ridden company […]

Haier has held the title of being the world’s largest white goods manufacturer and retailer for 5 consecutive years, with a retail market share of 9.7% in 2013 (www.haier.net). The company was inaugurated in Qingdao, northern China, in 1984 when founder Zhang Ruimin took over Qingdao General Refrigerator Factory. Zhang and his management team managed to turn the debt-ridden company […]

Shanghai to Host the New BRICS Bank Headquarters

Fresh on the heels of their meeting in Brazil, the BRICS countries have announced the formation of a New Development Bank (NDB) and contingency fund to be headquartered in Shanghai. It is expected to start operating sometime in 2016.The creation of the bank is in response to the growing needs of developing countries for aid and contributions to developing infrastructure […]

Fresh on the heels of their meeting in Brazil, the BRICS countries have announced the formation of a New Development Bank (NDB) and contingency fund to be headquartered in Shanghai. It is expected to start operating sometime in 2016.The creation of the bank is in response to the growing needs of developing countries for aid and contributions to developing infrastructure […]

Kentucky Fried China: Colonel Sander’s Success in the East

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), a fast food restaurant chain best known for its “finger lickin’ good” appraisal, has not only perfected fried chicken, but has also found a recipe for success in China’s market.Since opening its first restaurant in Tiananmen Square (Beijing) in 1987, three years before McDonalds opened its first restaurant in China, KFC has opened an average of more […]

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), a fast food restaurant chain best known for its “finger lickin’ good appraisal, has not only perfected fried chicken, but has also found a recipe for success in China’s market.Since opening its first restaurant in Tiananmen Square (Beijing) in 1987, three years before McDonalds opened its first restaurant in China, KFC has opened an average of more […]

Chinese Investment in Africa: Neo-Colonists or Economic Heroes

China’s relationship with Africa stretches back a long time to when Mao was in power. At that time, China relied on many countries in Africa for support at the U.N. as they had been alienated by most other countries. However, Chinese investment in Africa was negligible until the “Going Out” strategy was implemented in 1999; encouraging Chinese companies to invest […]

China’s relationship with Africa stretches back a long time to when Mao was in power. At that time, China relied on many countries in Africa for support at the U.N. as they had been alienated by most other countries. However, Chinese investment in Africa was negligible until the “Going Out” strategy was implemented in 1999; encouraging Chinese companies to invest […]