How China’s Increasingly Emotional Consumers Are Shaking the World

Chinese consumers continue to grow relentlessly in number and wealth. This is a well-studied economic trend. But what people are missing is how the changing behavior of these consumers is now regularly shaking the world. Suddenly when Chinese consumers start eating more meat, it impacts agriculture in the American midwest. When they discover northern Thailand […]

What China Slow Down? McDonalds, Adidas, Starbucks and Others Are Accelerating.

Is China’s growth really slowing? Does it matter? I think it all depends on where you’re looking. Every year, China’s GDP growth numbers are released and they get lots of attention. Is it accurate? Is China’s growth slowing? How much? Does it matter? My answer is that certainly some China industries are slowing, such as […]

The Battle Between Uber and Didi Chuxing Continues – But In SE Asia

In August 2016, DidiChuxing bought Uber China. This was the end of a long and expensive fight for the Chinese ride-sharing market. With their merger, they officially became friends. But only in China. And definitely not in Southeast Asia. Following the sale of its China business to Didi last week, Uber began immediately refocusing on […]

My Favorite China Articles and Books for August 2016

Greetings from Peking University in Beijing. I send out a monthly reading list with the best China articles and books I have come across. If you would like to be on this list, you can sign up at Also, if you come across any really great articles, please send them to me. Here’s my […]