Category: Innovation

Welcoming our Chatbot Overlords: Why the world needs to look to China, not the US, for innovation in this sector

“Chatbot” should be a candidate for word of the year. Western businesses are already preparing their customer service protocols, but it’s China and the Chinese consumers that are responsible for the rise of this technology.

/ August 1, 2016

HealthTech VC Funding Quadrupled in Four Years to $4.5 Billion; Crowdfunding on the Rise

Healthcare delivery is poised for a radical change. The unparalleled ability to collect, mine, and analyse health data; the increasing sophistication of bio-sensors; and the exponential rise in the use of smartphones provide opportunities to reconsider how to efficiently provide...

/ July 25, 2016

China’s New Normal: An Indispensable Locomotive of Global Growth

Despite the country’s recent slowed growth, China will inevitably maintain its position as a hub for investment and business opportunities as it will continue to drive the global market.

/ May 20, 2016

Extending Your Web Business Into China

The explosive growth of Chinese online consumers provide tremendous market potential, however companies must learn to navigate the country’s spotty network inter-connectivity, dispersion of consumers across vast geographies, and daunting rules and regulations for delivering online content into China.

/ April 29, 2016

As China pushes semiconductor industry, cybersecurity and politics push back

More than 90 percent of the semiconductors that China purchases are imported from the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. As a result, China spends more money importing semiconductors than it does oil. Over the next decade, China plans...

/ April 4, 2016

Break the Vicious Cycles Choking China’s Economy

As China enters a new stage of economic development, the key to continued growth will be reforms aimed to shift the the country’s dependence on investment to more sustainable areas of development.

/ March 21, 2016

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...

Where Does China Rank in the World?

By Bonita Chen Since the beginning of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in 1978, China has undergone unrivaled rapid economic growth, boosting an average GDP growth rate of 10 percent over the last three decades. But as China’s...

/ July 24, 2015
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Sparking New Business: US Innovation, with Chinese Funding

By Brooke Salkoff For Alex Gruzen, CEO of wireless charging pioneer WiTricity, working with a tech-focused venture capital firm in China seemed a natural fit. Gruzen knew China well from his time at Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and then Dell, where he...

/ July 6, 2015

Foreign Company R&D: In China, For China

Nick Marro At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced China’s plan to encourage mass innovation and “foster a new engine of growth” for the Chinese economy. As policymakers grapple with China’s economic slowdown, this...

/ June 1, 2015