A view of the city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China’s Tide Goes Out

The China tide has come and gone, and with it the Zhongguo Institute is receding into history.

Problems of Start-Ups in the Most-Funded Sectors of the China Market

After assessing four startup companies in China, the three problematic ones have either poor management or poor marketing practices, while the successful one seems to be free from these thorny issues and it also appears to understand business operation as well as the target audience better.

The Rise, Trends, and Business Models of Chinese Brands

The digital era accelerated the speed and the change of format of economic development, forming a lifestyle as well as mentality of today's Chinese community, focusing on convenience, diversity, satisfaction and quality.

One Is The Loneliest Number

Alibaba's Singles Day shopping bonanza has hijacked Remembrance Day for half the world.
A lone minivan traverses an elevated highway in Hong Kong, July, 2018 (photo credit: Stone Shi).

SPECIAL REPORT: How Netware Apps Are Reshaping The Personal Transportation Technosystem

Netware apps have the potential to transform the future of personal transportation through the emergence of a ride hailing - autonomous vehicle - battery electric vehicle (RH-BEV-AV) technosystem.
A happy panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Province, April 2018

Western Vloggers Are Making It Big In China

YouTube may be blocked in China, but that doesn't stop Westerners from vlogging about their experiences to millions of fans.
Heavy traffic in central Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China’s DiDi Could Turn The World’s Automakers Into Generic OEMs — Starting With Volkswagen

What happens when a car becomes something you order, not something you own? It looks like Chinese consumers may find out first, and DiDi will be the brand in the driver's seat.
Scene from a restaurant district in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What Bike Sharing Companies Can Learn From Container Shipping

Chinese netizens named bike sharing services as one of China's "New Four Great Inventions" along with high-speed rail, mobile payment, and online shopping, but does it live up to its reputation?
A tangle of wires on a back street in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What Trump’s ZTE Tweets Tell Us About China And The Bigger Issue Of A...

In this high-stakes game of trade poker, Donald Trump doesn’t particularly want to break ZTE–but Xi Jinping very much wants to preserve it.
A quiet temple scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Two Countries, One System: The United States And China Share A Single Netware Ecosystem

Over the next decade, the Calichina netware economy is likely to become much more valuable than the old-fashioned commodity trading networks of the twentieth century or even the sophisticated hardware production networks of the early 2000s.