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  • Report: China’s Most Business-friendly Places

    Surveying 31 provincial-level regions across China, a new report has ranked their business-friendly levels based on market, administration, laws and regulations as well as cultural environments, highlighting widely different results and interior imbalances.The report, made by Zhang Zhixue,professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in partnership with Zhang Sanbao and Kang...

    Jul 2, 2020

  • Covid-19 Forces Firms to Forge New Ties with Clients

    The ongoing pandemic is forcing firms to innovate their operations and find new ways to boost sales. In China, businesses are embracing digitization and, specifically, online streaming infomercials, to attract customers wary of contact.In an article originally published by the Chinese-language Harvard Business Review, Peng Siqing, professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Managemen...

    Jul 2, 2020

  • Guanghua Case Study: Winery Base in NW China

    Caught between macroeconomic regulation and market-oriented naturalism, industrial policies, such as evaluation criteria and development modes,have long been the focus of a fierce debate among economists.Drafted by a government based on a society’s political,economic and cultural environments, these policies both encourage and constrain firms in a given industry. Attempts to analyze how effect...

    Jun 22, 2020

  • China’s “Street-Stall Economy” Needs Upgrades

    Street vendors have been returning to China’s urban areas as the government relaxed rules to keep more people in work and shore up the ailing economy amid the covid-19 pandemic.Peng Siqing, professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, describes the current comeback of the stall economy — long viewed as a nuisance by officials keen on keeping their cities clean and smart ...

    Jun 22, 2020

  • Report Sheds Light on China Startups’ Innovation Drive

    A one-year-long survey covering more than 600 medium, small and micro-sized startups across China have highlighted the importance of innovation as firms try to cope with an ever changing market environment.The survey was conducted by a Guanghua team headed by professors Wang Tiemin, Zhang Yichi and Huang Tao in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard and CYZone, a start-up information platform. Two ...

    Jun 13, 2020


  • Professor Calls for More Jobs for 600m Lower-income Chinese

    The rare mention of 600 million Chinese people with only a 1,000 yuan (140 U.S. dollars) monthly disposable income in Premier Li Keqiang’s remarks late last month remains a hotspot topic across the country and a sobering reminder of the challenge for the country’s economy amid the covid-19 pandemic.Noting that this figure has actually existed for a while, Chen Yuyu, professor with Peking Univ...

    Jun 13, 2020

  • Guanghua’s Proposed Stimulus Package for China’s Post-Covid-19 Recovery

    Despite recent resumption of social activities after a three-month lockdown, China’s economic recovery remains uneven and the monetary tools and fiscal policy introduced so far are “weak and fragmented” in the face of a complex downward trend,scholars from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management warn, calling for more aggressive moves to re-energize the country’s economy.Major pl...

    May 22, 2020

  • China Inches Closer to its Digital Currency

    The People's Bank of China(PBOC) last month kicked off internal tests of its digital currency in four large cities, a crucial step on the path to the first electronic payment system by a central bank. Xiao Xiaolin, professor with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, reveals detailed progress of the program and its potential impact on the economy.WHAT IS IT?Generally known as a Ce...

    May 22, 2020

  • Where Will the Global Supply Chain Go?

    Despite the covid-19 pandemic, Guanghua Professor Tang Yao believes that the post-outbreak global value chain and supply chain will not suffer severe disruption and China will remain the center of manufacturing.Over the past three decades, rapid global development of technology, trade and investment has seen industrial chainc branching out to ever more countries. Research in the U.S., design in...

    May 15, 2020

  • Professor Zhang Zheng Interprets China’s Pilot REIT Program

    China’s government on April 30 issued a circular that gave green light to the country’s real estate investment trusts (REITs), a key move to help finance a burgeoning rental housing market, diversify investment options for households and stabilize the real estate sector.Describing a public market for REITs as a crucial part of China’s supply-side financial reform, Professor Zhang Zheng with ...

    May 15, 2020

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