China Insights

China’s Anti-Graft Drive and the Effects on Commerce

Since China’s new Chairman, Xi Jinping, came into power at the beginning of the year, he has made it his mission to eradicate corruption in China. Many guidelines for government officials have been introduced including bans on extravagant banquets, over-expensive gifts and building new government buildings. Whilst this crackdown may be beneficial to the party and its image within China, […]

Since China’s new Chairman, Xi Jinping, came into power at the beginning of the year, he has made it his mission to eradicate corruption in China. Many guidelines for government officials have been introduced including bans on extravagant banquets, over-expensive gifts and building new government buildings. Whilst this crackdown may be beneficial to the party and its image within China, […]

China’s Challenges for the Future

January is traditionally the time of year to look back on the successes and failures of the previous year and assess the challenges to come. It’s also the time of New Year Resolutions and promises of change. In this time of change and reflection, Startup China takes a look at some of the biggest challenges China is going to face […]

January is traditionally the time of year to look back on the successes and failures of the previous year and assess the challenges to come. It’s also the time of New Year Resolutions and promises of change. In this time of change and reflection, Startup China takes a look at some of the biggest challenges China is going to face […]

China’s Obsession With Bitcoin

In recent months the product that seems to come up in every financial paper and website is Bitcoin. Bitcoin itself has been around since the start of the financial crisis and is not a new thing. However it has, only in the last year or so, started to become globally popular and noticed by governments and financial institutions. Opinions on […]

In recent months the product that seems to come up in every financial paper and website is Bitcoin. Bitcoin itself has been around since the start of the financial crisis and is not a new thing. However it has, only in the last year or so, started to become globally popular and noticed by governments and financial institutions. Opinions on […]

Changes to the One Child Policy and the Effects on the Chinese Economy

One of the biggest headlines to come from the recent Third Plenum is the proposed changes to the One Child Policy. These changes make it possible for families to have two children if only one parent comes from a one child family. Originally both parents had to be only children for them to be permitted to have two children. There were also […]

One of the biggest headlines to come from the recent Third Plenum is the proposed changes to the One Child Policy. These changes make it possible for families to have two children if only one parent comes from a one child family. Originally both parents had to be only children for them to be permitted to have two children. There were also […]

What China’s Microblogging Boom Means for Business

Microblogging has been growing in popularity all over the world and no more so than in China where, in 2012, there were over 500 million registered users of microblogging sites. This was no mean feat considering microblogging only really started in China in 2004 and didn’t take off until web portals Sina, 163 and Tencent came onto the scene in […]

Microblogging has been growing in popularity all over the world and no more so than in China where, in 2012, there were over 500 million registered users of microblogging sites. This was no mean feat considering microblogging only really started in China in 2004 and didn’t take off until web portals Sina, 163 and Tencent came onto the scene in […]

How will the Third Plenum Affect Business in China?

The Third Plenum, held between the 9th and 12th of November, is a meeting of China’s leaders in which future policy direction is discussed and decided upon. These meetings have historically been the catalysts for radical reform and many international politicians and businesses around the world have been closely monitoring announcements concerning the Third Plenum. Although initial publications have only […]

The Third Plenum, held between the 9th and 12th of November, is a meeting of China’s leaders in which future policy direction is discussed and decided upon. These meetings have historically been the catalysts for radical reform and many international politicians and businesses around the world have been closely monitoring announcements concerning the Third Plenum. Although initial publications have only […]