MOHAMMED AL SHAHRI WRITES– Trade has evolved owing to technological advances. Technology has developed remarkably, with the resources and tools helping people access information more efficiently. The modern e-commerce has extensively used the World Wide Web, e-mail, mobile applications, and telephone as a way to reach out to ever-larger audiences.…Full Article ASIA SHOPPING SHOWDOWN: WHY EXECUTIVES AT ONLINE LAZADA AND SHOPEE MAY FIND IT HARD TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
Two of Asia’s most fertile minds – one genius political, the other genius entrepreneurial – recently greeted one another for an officially described “exchange of views.” This was in the office of Malaysia’s newest prime minister, Mohamad Mahathir, 93. His guest was the Alibaba guru, Mr Jack Ma, four decades…Full Article PICTURE FOR THE AGES: DR M MEETS AND GREETS MR MA
RACHEL OAKES WRITES: What do jaywalking, Facebook, and the cure for cancer all have in common? This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but in reality these things share a paramount common ground: they could cost (or win) China the modern tech race, and all their national…Full Article CHINA: JACK MA SAYS THE BIG SHOTS IN SOCIAL MEDIA MUST STOP DUCKING RESPONSIBILITY
BRADLEY CAVANAGH WRITES – Think of it as a credit score for your standing with the Communist Party. And if it works as intended, it will preserve in China all that is good and right and true. By 2020, the Chinese government hopes to make use of big data to…Full Article China: Big Data, Big Goals, & Big Problems
MIRANDA PAK WRITES – China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba is rumored to be in talks about investing in SCMP Group Ltd, which publishes Hong Kong’s leading English newspaper the South China Morning Post. According to China Daily, Alibaba is trying to expand into the media and entertainment industries. More specifically, the e-commerce entity…Full Article HONG KONG: Alibaba Investing in SCMP Group?
LAUREN CHEN WRITES – A co-founder of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba took to the blogosphere September 26 to criticize Hong Kong regulators. His complaint? The region’s market regulations are too restricting for the biggest IPO since Facebook. At issue are complex rules about the corporate ownership structure of a firm…Full Article HONG KONG: Elephant Alibaba Roars at Hong Kong Exchange