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  • A Closer Look at China’s Digital Currency

    Shortly after Facebook’s Libra White Paper went live last year, China's central bank announced that its own digital currency program had been approved by the State Council, China’s cabinet. In its annual work conference earlier this month, the central bank said its digital currency is “progressing smoothly” and it will continue to steadily push forward the research and development of legal ...

    Jan 22, 2020

  • Guanghua‘s View on China’s Economy in 2020

    (Below is based on the first of a series of Chinese-language reports on China’s economy in 2020 by the macroeconomy research team under the Thought Leadership project of Peking University's Guanghua School of Management. It was penned by Guanghua professors Yan Se and Liu Qiao.)Year 2020 is crucial for China as it marks the completion of the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the building of a...

    Jan 20, 2020

  • Prof. Chen Yuyu Interprets China’s 2020 Economic Tasks

    ​China last month wrapped up a key economic conference that aimed to chart course for the country’s economy in 2020, a crucial year marking the completion of the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.Chen Yuyu, applied economics professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, offered his own interpretations of the...

    Jan 15, 2020

  • Tips for Survival in Times of Uncertainty

    As management master Peter Drucker once said, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic” How should a firm weather through this current era of uncertainty?Believe in and stick to the long game, Liu Xue, professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, told companies in an article originally published in the 2019 N...

    Jan 6, 2020

  • Clout or Independence: Outside Directors as Seen by China Listed Firms

    China’s listed firms have been bringing in outside directors since the country’s securities watchdog urged them to adopt the independent director system in an official guideline in 2001. Almost two decades on, what role are they playing in China’s corporate landscape and what are their traits that are most valued?Inspired by cultural entrepreneurship, Zhang Yanlong, professor with Peking Uni...

    Dec 9, 2019

  • Poverty alleviation core of development economics

    After Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for their outstanding contributions to "experimental research" into the "daunting issue" of global poverty, many have questioned the Nobel Committee's choice, with some saying China's poverty alleviation efforts have been the most effective in the world and are more worthy of s...

    Dec 3, 2019

  • China’s Blind Box Fever Diagnosed

    With cute collectible toy figures inside that may or may not be the ones buyers crave,blind boxes have been sweeping young Chinese off their feet. Zhao Longkai and Lei Ying,professors with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management look into these boxes from an academic angle to figure out their magic.

    Dec 2, 2019

  • 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

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