Ms. Menant talks about the current state and future challenges and opportunities in China’s green building market. While the real estate sector has experienced sustained growth, fueled by government incentives and more stringent energy efficiency regulations, the market is still far from mature. A need exists for government legislation and incentive schemes that balance the interests of local communities, building users, developers and operators alike.
Dr. Mobley discusses trends and issues the Chinese economy will face during the next decade. Such trends include the shift of the global economic center of gravity to Asia, caused by the transformation of the Chinese and Indian economies from manufacturing dependent on foreign direct investment to consumer-fueled and focused on value-added sectors.
Serious about renewable energy, new Chinese government incentives have sent manufacturers scrambling to grab market share, and foreign expertise, technology and know-how are welcome. Husayn Anwar discusses the importance of two critical factors to develop strong and successful partnerships in the renewable energy industry in China: conducting extensive due diligence on potential partners, local governments and the industry as a whole, and bringing value-added to these partnerships.
A man walks into a bar in Shanghai and orders a beer. A man walks into a bar in Urumqi and orders a beer. What's the difference? Language, price, infrastructure, promotion, even the necessity of bar girls, just to name a few of the numerous factors that affect beer marketing in China.
Mr. Sullivan discusses how trends such as growing engineering talent pools, expanding user bases, increased cross-strait cooperation and the development of high speed wireless networks by all major carriers in China present unique opportunities and threats for foreign and local solution providers in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) space.
Dr. Anwar discusses trends and opportunities for clean technology companies in China, as well as Long Runn Investment Group’s role in developing this sector by developing public/private partnerships that create new efficiencies and synergies along the entire supply chain.
Mr. Chapman discusses future trends in wealth creation and management in China, such as capital markets liberalization to allow derivatives and securitization, as well as the effects of the global financial crisis in the local economy. He also shares insight on the likely development pathway that these markets will experience in the following years.
China’s next stage of post-manufacturing development will transition to a “global creativity center.” Innovation will be the key driver behind a vibrant knowledge-based, high value-added economy. David Ben Kay discusses the challenges facing Chinese companies in creative and high-tech industries as they strive to move from “licensee” to “licensor.”
David Ben Kay decided to leave behind his life as Microsoft's Anti-Counterfeiting Czar, and devote himself to making a home for New Media Art in China, the Yuanfen gallery in Beijing's legendary 798 art district. New Media Art combines the aesthetic experience of viewing classical art, with the immediacy of creation that is the hallmark of the digital age.
Calvin discusses differences between the business environments in the US and China as they relate to tech startups. He argues that even though Qifang had a long development period compared to a similar venture in the US, this delay allowed him and his partners an opportunity to learn more about the community and the customers they would be serving before launch. This extended “learning period” also uncovered advantages such as a flexible regulatory environment when it comes to social entrepreneurship in China.