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  • Guanghua Prof. Glimpses into Blockchain’s Future in China

    Blockchain-related stocks started soaring in China and the buzzword dominated social media after President Xi Jinping earlier this month called for more research and investment into the technology, stressing its key role in a new round of technological innovation and industrial transformation, at a group study session for members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political...

    Nov 6, 2019

  • Capital, Research Key for China Business Innovation

    Innovation in science and technology is emerging as a key factor amid increasing global uncertainties and fiercer investment competitions, and China is facing a crucial task to effectively combine its capital market and S&T innovation so as to boost the quality development of its economy.Xu Xinzhong, finance professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, stressed that capita...

    Oct 22, 2019

  • Clients Center of Industrial Upgrade, Business Transformation

    An essential process for China’s overall development and companies’ survival amid this era of technology revolutions and commercial challenges, industrial upgrade and business transformation have long been the talk of the town. However, before completing this transition smoothly, one needs to go back to the basics.Ma Li, organization and strategy management professor with Peking University’s...

    Oct 17, 2019

  • China Startups Urged to Redefine Goals between Money, Social Responsibility

    Businesses across the globe are embarking on a trend to recalibrate their goals as nearly 200 chief executives, including the leaders of Apple and Amazon, recently vowed in a joint statement to prioritize social goals and that shareholder value was no longer their main objective.Zhang Yichi, organization and strategy management professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, ...

    Oct 15, 2019

  • Prof. Li-An Zhou: E-Commerce Villages Blaze New Path for China’s Growth

    Any Chinese village with at least 100 online shops that generate more than 10 million yuan (1.4 million U.S. dollars) in annual revenue is called a “Taobao village”, a buzz word coined after the country’s leading online shopping platform. In 2009, there were only three such villages, but the number had soared to 4,310 as of this Aug., of which 20 percent are located in China’s impoverished ...

    Sep 24, 2019

  • Triangular Theory of Love Between Sellers, Consumers

    Crucial for the economy, Chinese consumers' appetites were lately showcased in reports that Costco's first Chinese mainland store in Shanghai was overrun by eager shoppers jostling for discounted goods. Meanwhile, the State Council, the country's cabinet, vowed a series of measures to boost consumer confidence, the third time this year it focused on spending.Exactly what invigorates people's sp...

    Sep 16, 2019

  • The Optimal Size for a Chinese City?

    China’s policymakers late last month urged efforts to improve regional economic planning featuring complementary advantages and high-quality development, highlighting central cities and city clusters as the major vessels for development. The move brings a question into the spotlight: how big should a city be in order to maximize local people’s benefits?Based on research, Zhang Qinghua, applie...

    Sep 16, 2019

  • Guanghua Prof. Interprets China’s Digital Currency Plan

    China vowed last month to support the research on digital currency and the application of innovations such as mobile payment in its southern metropolis Shenzhen in an official document on the development of the city. Meanwhile, the country’s central bank called for efforts to accelerate the research and development of a government-backed digital currency.Liu Xiaolei, finance professor with Pek...

    Sep 10, 2019

  • Prof. Yan Se Warns of Grim Employment Outlook Amid China-U.S. Trade Row

    As the China-U.S. trade dispute keeps escalating, it is feared that China's already tense employment situation will be caught in the middle and take a turn for the worse, potentially affecting social stability. Yan Se, associate professor with Peking University's Guanghua School of Management, has offered insights into the deeper connection between the two and called for preemptive policy easin...

    Sep 9, 2019

  • Guanghua Insight: Who Owns Big Data?

    Deeply embedded into the fabrics of the web, big data is born out of people’s thoughts and activities in general. Thus, it is fair to say people are the creators of such data, and our focus on the property rights of big data will gradually expand from infringement on private information to the sharing and use of these rights in a broader sense.The current data industry is experiencing a phase ...

    Sep 3, 2019

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