Philip Cunningham Independent scholar
Jul 27 , 2018
Tencent and Alibaba now compete face-to-face in almost every arena, if only to check – if not match and exceed – the formidable influence of the other. Philip Cunningham discusses the many endeavors where the two companies and their founders, Jack Ma and Pony Ma, contend for influence: from gaming to e-commerce to investment.
Josephine Wolff Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jun 13 , 2018
The escalating rivalry between Alibaba and Tencent and the two firms’ anti-competitive tactics appear to have drawn little regulatory scrutiny from the government. That may be in part because the Chinese government is so eager to grow its domestic tech sector that it is reluctant to interfere with two of its most successful firms.
Niu Tiehang Senior Fellow, CCIEE
Feb 28 , 2018
Trump risks the US Dollar for a trade war with China.
Jan 15 , 2018
This week, China's homegrown tech giants Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu took the competition to the U.S., showcasing the best of their innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Lu Chen Consultant, United Nations
Nov 28 , 2017
Alibaba’s recent “Singles’ Day” extravaganza brought in $25.4 billion, cementing it as the world's biggest shopping event. The Singles’ Day splurge was triple the $5.9bn spent by U.S. shoppers across Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving last year. Why has the relatively new “Singles’ Day” grown to dwarf its American counterparts? The answer lies in China’s burgeoning e-commerce market.
Shen Lu Master's Student at Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Dec 14 , 2016
Singles' Day in China began as a clever counter to Valentine's Day. It takes place each year on Nov. 11, or 11/11, signifying four singles. Originally a celebration for young single people, Alibaba has turned it into a shopping bonanza since 2009. This year’s tally more than doubled what Americans spent online on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday combined. Additionally, shipping to rural areas will be at an all-time high. But, this record breaking shopping event, largely driven by marketing pressure, should not be misread as a signal that China’s economy is not stagnating.
Joel Backaler Associate Vice President, Frontier Strategy Group
Nov 28 , 2014
While many of China’s largest brands – Haier, Huawei and Xiaomi – have not yet become household names, Joel Backaler describes how China’s domestic market is changing and the companies that are focusing on developing their brand internationally.
Nov 11 , 2014
Xi Jinping probably woke up Tuesday morning expecting that his country’s Internet users would be buzzing about the 21 world leaders he’s hosting in Beijing fo
Curtis S. Chin Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Oct 20 , 2014
Following Alibaba’s blockbuster initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, Curtis S. Chin examines rumors that Jack Ma will relocate his company to Hong Kong, where the rule of law is stronger, and discusses the need for further capital market reforms in the Middle Kingdom.