Rita Wong: Addressing the Gender Gap in the Digital World

Rita Wong: Addressing the Gender Gap in the Digital World

  The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions has been firmly focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, showcasing new thinking in the world of science, technology and business. Over the last couple of days, I learned some fascinating new things about disruptive business models, artificial intelligence and I even spoke to a […]

KK Fung: China’s Premier bullish on growth

KK Fung: China’s Premier bullish on growth

Listening to the keynote speech by Premier Li Keqiang at the WEF’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, it was hard not to notice the confident – even bullish – note he struck. In the face of the turmoil that has engulfed Europe following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, Mr Li took the […]

Anthony Couse: Kicking off the Forum with Buzzwords and Brexit

Anthony Couse: Kicking off the Forum with Buzzwords and Brexit

Day one of the AMNC and I’ve noticed a number of buzzwords are setting the tone for the Forum: data, artificial intelligence, disruption and Brexit. Given that this is a meeting to discuss innovation and technology, the first three are not surprising. But how do they connect to the last? Let’s start with data. By […]

China’s Tianjin packs a logistics punch

China’s Tianjin packs a logistics punch

  Long serving as a key seaport for China, Tianjin has been moving up the rankings as a modern logistics hub in recent years. Thanks to warehouse development along its border with Beijing, where the latest wave of projects completed last year, the city now nears the top of the pack. In 2015, Tianjin increased […]

Anthony Couse: Heading back to China for the World Economic Forum

Anthony Couse: Heading back to China for the World Economic Forum

Having lived in China for a decade and travelled to its key cities, I didn’t expect to have such a sense of anticipation about flying to Tianjin from Singapore this weekend. However, as I prepare to attend the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions, I’m excited by the prospect of gaining new perspectives on […]

Real estate plays pivotal role for China’s female self-made billionaires

Real estate plays pivotal role for China’s female self-made billionaires

Mainland China is home to two-thirds of the world’s female self-made billionaires, and the richest among them generated their wealth from real estate. According to Forbes, 198 newcomers joined the ranks of billionaires in 2016, most of whom hailed from China and acquired their own fortunes from scratch with real estate the biggest wealth creator […]

How China’s investment in education is paying off

How China’s investment in education is paying off

As students head to China’s universities with big dreams of a bright future, the country’s higher education system has ambitious plans to boost its own prospects. It’s rapidly changing on the inside as it aims to attract more students from outside – no less than half a million international students by 2020. As such the […]

China’s state-owned companies to drive future real estate sales

China’s state-owned companies to drive future real estate sales

China’s state-owned enterprises (SOE), which have become increasingly profitable and market-driven, will become a key driver of domestic real estate market transactions in the coming years as they sell assets in greater numbers, according to a recent report by JLL. The country’s state-owned sector consists of 150,000 companies, and the largest among them enjoy quasi-monopoly […]