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New 'Red Revolution' Underway In China

Taylor Butch | Posted 10.12.2016 | World
Taylor Butch

China's wine industry has matured in recent years to become a player on the world's stage as its consumers widely purchase wine from overseas markets via physical means and the Internet. With overseas travel and smartphone sales on the rise, and Chinese business tycoons claiming stake to world-class vineyards, expect the Chinese wine revolution to continue into the future.

China's Apps Are Way Better Than America's -- Just Ask My Grandma

Peiran Wei | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Peiran Wei

BEIJING -- Chinese companies, which have long been playing catch-up with their U.S. counterparts, are now leading the way. My time in the U.S. was like stepping backward in time.

#FredinChina: Tao Bao believes in live-streaming platform for eCommerce

Fred Raillard | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in ...

How One Company is Disrupting the $600 Billion Dollar Manufacturing Industry

Nathan Resnick | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Nathan Resnick

For every entrepreneur and business, finding a manufacturer is one of the most challenging aspects of getting your idea off the ground. Manufacturing products is a hurdle that nearly every entrepreneur faces, regardless of if their business is hardware or fashion focused.

#FredinChina: Contrasting opinions about the racist ad in China

Fred Raillard | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

#FredinChina: A producer uses live stream to boost Chinese Pride over US movies

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

These Men's Swimsuits Might Make You Uncomfortable, In So Many Ways

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.18.2016 | Style

When it comes to shopping for a man's swimsuit, there are so much subjective elements to consider. The length, the color, the fit, the ... level of ap...

Uber Won't Surrender to Its Chinese Rival in the World's Ride-Hailing Market Battle

Claire van den Heever | Posted 04.22.2016 | World
Claire van den Heever

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Provided it continues to grow globally, Uber could soon become the first foreign-owned tech company to truly flourish in China. After all, if Didi and its backers didn't consider Uber a real contender in the battle for the world's largest ride-hailing market, they would have stopped with the capital-raising bonanza some time ago.

#FredinChina: Are You Physically Perfect? Prove it With Your iPhone 6

Fred Raillard | Posted 04.05.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week's HotTopic is an A4 piece of paper. It all started with a Chinese actress who posted a picture of her holding a piece of paper in the vertical position, hiding her waist. Thereby showing how thin her waist is.

#FredinChina: Taobao Latest Campaign Is All About Post-90s

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week's HotPost is 'Papi Jiang', and is a typical modern Chinese social media story. It's the story of this young influencer called 'Papi Jiang' who is a beautiful and smart 'youtuber'.

Magic Leap's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed

Steven Schkolne | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

The more I look at Magic Leap, the more astonishing the situation is. Even more astonishing is the spell they seem to have cast on people I speak with. Magic Leap is a world where secrets live.

The Timber Has Become a Boat. The Rice Is Cooked.

David Sable | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
David Sable

I can never be in China without marveling at all the changes that have occurred here since I first visited, back in the '80s, when I entered through Shekou and had to pass through a "Museum of Chinese History" before I could get to the street

China's Mobile Payment Revolution Is Going to Africa

Claire van den Heever | Posted 02.26.2016 | World
Claire van den Heever

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Gaining market share in Africa is a very different kettle of fish. Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu's red envelope rivalry may remain limited to China for now, but a battle for access to Africa's burgeoning mobile Internet market could be on the horizon, too.

#FredinChina: The Mobile Payment War

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

The HotTopic of the week is the Chinese New Year, going from the year of the Goat to the year of the Monkey. It's a huge celebration in China. It is the biggest migration of all species on the planet at that particular time of the year.

Yahoo: The Media Titan That Wasn't

Sam Colt | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Sam Colt

I don't envy Marissa Mayer. Yahoo's CEO has struggled to turn the tech company around in recent years. Now she faces pressure from activist investors who want her to engage in "strategic alternatives" -- boardroom speak for a sale of Yahoo's core business.

5 Big Markets That Should Embrace Transformation in 2016

Alvin Chia | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Alvin Chia

In the late 1990s, Jack Ma was sitting in a coffee shop in San Francisco when he pondered the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. And boom! He ha...

#FredinChina: Alibaba Wins the Chinese New Year

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.

Amazon To Challenge Alibaba In Global Delivery Market

Bloomberg | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Inc. plans to launch a global shipping and logistics operation that will compete with United ...

Innovations Changing Our Lives

Ruth Young | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Ruth Young

Of the top 100 companies in the 1955's Fortune 500, only 12 percent remain in the coveted list today; a testament to our country's dynamic and constan...

Yahoo Is For Sale, Maybe For Nothing?!?!

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business

Yahoo is up for sale. The strange thing is, the Internet giant might be worth nothing. Yahoo’s said in its Tuesday afternoon earnings release that...

Chinese Service Sector Eunuchs: Bigger but Impotent

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The government's refusal to loosen the reins of control and welcome both bottom-up entrepreneurialism and foreign investment in "sensitive" areas prevents service industries from flourishing.

Sold! Billionaire Buys Hong Kong's Top English-Language Newspaper

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.11.2015 | Media

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Friday it's buying Hong Kong's leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Po...

Yahoo!'s Board Rejects CEO's Strategy

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

After a few days of deliberation, Yahoo!'s Board rejected Marissa Mayer's strategy to spin-off its 15 percent stake in Alibaba estimated to be worth $31 billion into a new company called Aabaco.

Here's A Twist: Obama Interviews Internet Billionaire, Suggests Investment Venture

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology

U.S. President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task -- putting questions to Chinese internet billiona...

Portraits Showcase The Appeal Of Online Shopping Across China

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

From the vast steppes of Inner Mongolia to a snowy village in Harbin city, online shopping is making the world a little smaller. In January, Chinese p...