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Will China Create Its Own Global Brands?

Posted by Mike Walsh

Jan 25, 2011 3:39:00 AM

shanghaitangWill China Create Its Own Global Brands?

One of the most interesting questions concerning the rise of China is how soon it will start to create its own global brands. The cultural stereotype is that the Chinese are good at copying brands and products, but not so great at inventing their own. But from Haier to Li Ning, there is increasing evidence that globalisation is becoming a priority for mainland companies not only as a strategy to access new markets, but more importantly, to gain the cachet necessary to ensure victory on their own shores. I spoke with Raphael le Masne de Chermont, Executive Chairman of Shanghai Tang, to get his views.

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Topics: China, Videos, Global

The Middle East's New Black Gold

Posted by Mike Walsh

Oct 25, 2010 10:48:00 PM

The Middle East's New Black Gold

Lebanon is not perhaps the first place that springs to mind as an innovation hotspot - but while often overlooked, the Middle East is on the verge of a digital revolution of its own. On a recent trip, I met with Spiro Azkoul, the CEO and founder of SNA Corp - a company which started out as providing local language TV content over the Web to ethnic communities in the US, but soon realised that there was a much bigger opportunity closer to home. Will we soon see the social media equivalent of Al Jazeera?

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Topics: Media, Videos, Global

Why Yahoo Is Into Indonesia

Posted by Mike Walsh

Aug 24, 2010 9:14:00 PM

yahooWhy Yahoo is into Indonesia

Indonesia is not only one of the fastest growing mobile and Web markets in the World, it has also attracted the investment attention of global digital giants like Yahoo. So what opportunities do they see in the market that many are now comparing to India and China?

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Topics: Indonesia, Videos, Global, Culture

How Big Is the Web In China?

Posted by Mike Walsh

Jun 16, 2010 9:46:00 PM

web-in-chinaHow Big Is the Web In China?

Last year China overtook the US in its number of online users - but what does this really mean for the future of the global Web? Watch this episode of Mind Grenades to find out...

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Topics: China, Videos, Global