|Alibaba's Future; Dominant Market Player or Dynamic Growth Engine?|
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported second-quarter revenue increase of 3.2-billion U.S. dollars, a 28-percent gain, but it was the lowest rate of revenue growth in more than 3-years, and resulted in the stock falling to its lowest levels since its September 2014 IPO.
|China¡¯s Ship Steadies, As Second Quarter Economic Growth Maintains Steady at 7%|
The news, coupled with a host of other more positive numbers in exports and imports, disposable income, real estate, infrastructure investment, money growth and industrial output, is a welcome respite from the recent stock market woes and economic lethargy. It will also give Premier Li more traction as he continues the government¡¯s continuing economic reform and restructuring program, aimed at avoiding the ¡°middle income trap¡±.
|China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, An Arm's Length Embrace|
Senior Chinese and U.S. officials have wrapped up their two-day high-level Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) talks in Washington to deepen cooperation with regards to strategic and economic issues and further promote people-to-people exchanges. US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States welcomes China playing "a responsible role in world affairs."
|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Unveils Huge Trade Deal with Brazil|
Trains, Planes and Automobiles; Premier Li ends the first leg of a four-nation South American tour, showcasing China's new trade and development approach and bringing along $50 billion to fund it.
|China Cuts Rates for the Third Time, What Do the Tea Leaves Say?|
Over the weekend, China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) cut benchmark lending and deposit rates by 25 basis points, reducing the one-year lending and deposit rates to 5.1 percent and 2.25 percent respectively.
|What's the Future of China's Online Peer-to-Peer Lending?|
As China pushes its economic restructuring, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have taken on new prominence.
|AIIB, China's Push for Asia-Pacific Economic Development|
The real issue is how China and the US can cooperate well in today's multi-polar world.
|China, on Its Way to Innovation|
In the government work report this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang mentioned "innovation" 29 times, whereas in the 2014 Report it was mentioned only 3 times. In the 2014 Report, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were mentioned 4 times, while in 2015 SMEs and micro-sized businesses were mentioned a total of 8 times.
|What Does a Merger between Taxi-hailing Apps Mean for Market Competition?|
The merger between popular taxi-hailing app Kuaidi Dache, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, and rival Didi Dache backed by Internet giant Tencent has made many people think about market competition in recent days.
|Smartphone Supremacy - Apple Vs. China|
This past week has put a spotlight on smartphone brands as they continue to battle for dominance in China and around the world. The big news was Apple's record-breaking 18-billion-dollar quarterly profit figure; driven primarily by growing iPhone sales, which accounted for more than two-thirds of the company's 74.6 billion dollars in revenue.
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