Vietnamese firm offers lessons in ‘competing with giants’

The family-owned Tan Hiep Phat Beverage Group hopes to increase its revenue to US$3 billion by 2027 – and its focus is almost entirely on targeting consumers in an increasingly sophisticated domestic market By Kenny Hodgart   We’re sitting by the ocean, a wayward thump of a beach volleyball from one of Danang’s swankier resorts, … Continue reading Vietnamese firm offers lessons in ‘competing with giants’

Property Investment – Australia – No foreigners, mate

A new survey shows a majority of Sydney residents are opposed to foreign property ownership after a surge in Chinese purchases and skyrocketing prices By Helen Clark A new University of Sydney report published in the Australian Geographer journal shows that a majority of Sydney residents are opposed to foreign property ownership, as prices in … Continue reading Property Investment – Australia – No foreigners, mate

China’s market – sensible people acting insensibly

By Grant Newsham The recent US-China 100-day action plan – under which Beijing mostly agreed to do things it was already supposed to do but wasn’t, while the US kept its market wide open – once again shows the Chinese market’s hypnotic effect on foreigners. The allure of a China where one sells one of something … Continue reading China’s market – sensible people acting insensibly

Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

Pottinger, Branstad could help cement US role in China’s OBOR   By Doug Tsuruoka   US participation in China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan and reciprocity on bilateral trade issues are made more likely by the emergence of Matthew Pottinger and Terry Branstad as key players in formulating the Donald Trump administration’s policy toward Beijing, … Continue reading Washington and OBOR (One Belt One Road)

Xi’s ‘Chinese dream’ being threatened by imperial overreach

By Brahma Chellaney   Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by high ambition. His vision – the “Chinese dream” – is to make his country the world’s leading power by 2049, the centenary of communist rule. But Xi may be biting off more than he can chew. A critical element of Xi’s strategy to … Continue reading Xi’s ‘Chinese dream’ being threatened by imperial overreach