Meredith Lackey

Business Insights

UCOMMUNE is China’s coworking space with RMB 9 billion valuation

UCOMMUNE is about to hit an RMB 9 billion valuation (US$1.4 billion) – landing it among the top unicorns in […]

21/02/2018

Platforms & Hi-Tech

Taobao and JD.com sellers livestream product pitches to boost sales

E-commerce sellers are using video to livestream product pitches – a phenomenon akin to America’s Home Shopping Network or the QVC […]

20/02/2018

Platforms & Hi-Tech

China’s mobile payments reach US$12.8 trillion in transactions

The cashless future is here – in China. Mobile payments soared last year, reaching US$12.8 trillion from January to October […]

20/02/2018

Platforms & Hi-Tech

WeChat luxury brands make five new year’s resolutions

As WeChat’s annual conference in Guangzhou approaches, thousands of people await new app developments. Four strategists that help Chinese luxury […]

19/02/2018

Business Insights

The forty year rise of Chinese consumerism

While 2018 marks the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese Zodiac, it also marks the forty-year anniversary of China’s […]

19/02/2018

China News

Pop star Jessie J is a musical bridge between Beijing and London

From Theresa May’s recent visit to the Dragon to the UK’s new appointment of Richard Burn as Trade Commissioner, China […]

17/02/2018

Regulations

People’s Bank of China to crackdown on mobile payments

China is living in the cashless future. Up until three years ago, cash was king, but since the release of […]

16/02/2018

China News

China’s private investment reaches USD 6 trillion in 2017

Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics continued to rise in 2017. Private investment grew 6% YoY reaching 38.2 trillion yuan, […]

16/02/2018

China News

China Foreign Ministry says US exhibits insecurity

A spokesperson from China’s foreign ministry said that the United States has a strong sense of insecurity beyond comprehension. The […]

15/02/2018

Business Insights

Trump applies anti-dumping duties to Chinese pipe fittings

First, it was LG’s washing machines, now it’s pipe fittings that US President Donald Trump has made the target of […]

15/02/2018