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2017年03月31日 10:05

SMARTPHONES: Oppo Lands in India Protest Storm

SMARTPHONES: Oppo Lands in India Protest Storm

Bottom line: A mass protest against Oppo in India over a Chinese manager's desecration of the national flag won't impact the company beyond a week or two, and reflects cultural sensitivity issues Chinese firms will face as they expand abroad.

Oppo under fire in India

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2017年03月29日 11:17

VIDEO: LeEco Gets Lifelines from Creditor, Currency Controls

VIDEO: LeEco Gets Lifelines from Creditor, Currency Controls

Bottom line: LeEco's debt-for-equity deal with Compal and the looming collapse of its Vizio purchase are welcome developments that show it could quietly jettison some of its newer businesses and eventually emerge from its current cash crunch.

Picture dims on LeEco's Vizio purchas......
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2017年03月28日 10:43

IPOs: Wuxi AppTech, Qihoo Move Towards China Listings

IPOs: Wuxi AppTech, Qihoo Move Towards China Listings

Bottom line: New signals from Qihoo and Wuxi AppTech show they may be getting preferential treatment for A-share listings, as the regulator shifts its policies to favor high-quality private firms for IPOs.

Wuxi AppTech eyes A-share listing

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2017年03月27日 10:06

INTERNET: Baidu’s AI Obsessions Spawns New Silicon Valley Center

INTERNET: Baidu’s AI Obsessions Spawns New Silicon Valley Center

Bottom line: Baidu's opening of a new artificial intelligence lab in Silicon Valley is the latest move in its AI obsession, which is likely to end in failure and a quiet pullback in around two years due to mediocre execution.

Baidu in new Silicon Valley R&D lab

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2017年03月24日 12:47

IPOs: Literature Firm Makes New Listing Attempt with Shanda, Tencent Backing

IPOs: Literature Firm Makes New Listing Attempt with Shanda, Tencent Backing

Bottom line: Tencent's online literature unit is likely to make a Hong Kong IPO later this year, and should get a relatively strong reception due to strong backing and its market leading position for a product with stable long-term demand.

Tencent literature unit eyes HK IPO
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2017年03月23日 09:59

TELECOMS: China Telecom Eyes 5G Network Sharing

TELECOMS: China Telecom Eyes 5G Network Sharing

Bottom line: China Telecom, Unicom and China Broadcasting Network could share the costs of a 5G network to lower costs, while China Mobile is likely to construct a network on its own.

China telcos consider 5G network sharing

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2017年03月21日 10:04

IPOs: Qudian Moves Toward Blockbuster NY Listing

IPOs: Qudian Moves Toward Blockbuster NY Listing

Bottom line: Qudian's IPO will get a moderately warm reception in New York, drawing interest due to its status as a major private fintech firm but also wariness owing to many uncertainties in the young sector.

Qudian moves closer to IPO

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2017年03月20日 10:25

ENTERTAINMENT: DreamWorks, Paramount China Tie-Ups Unraveling

ENTERTAINMENT: DreamWorks, Paramount China Tie-Ups Unraveling

Bottom line: Foundering prospects of cross-border tie-ups involving DreamWorks and Paramount shows the love affair between Hollywood and China may be entering a new phase of lowered, more realistic expectations.

DreamWorks Animation eyes sale of China JV stake

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2017年03月15日 10:41

E-COMMERCE: Ant Trumped in US, Alibaba Reorganizes Video

E-COMMERCE: Ant Trumped in US, Alibaba Reorganizes Video

Bottom line: Ant Financial will counter bid for MoneyGram, following a surprise rival bid for the company, while Alibaba Pictures' absorption of the former Youku Tudou looks like a logical consolidation of Alibaba's filmed entertainment assets.

Ant's MoneyGram offer attracts ......
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2017年03月14日 09:55

INTERNET: Yidao Talks IPO, in Break with LeEco

INTERNET: Yidao Talks IPO, in Break with LeEco

Bottom line: Yidao's announcement of plans for an IPO hint at a looming sale of the company by controlling stakeholder LeEco, which could be mulling sales of other recently purchased assets in a bid to ease its cash-crunch.

Yidao prepares for IPO

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2017年03月13日 11:01

SMARTPHONES: Oppo Shows India Resolve with Cricket Deal

SMARTPHONES: Oppo Shows India Resolve with Cricket Deal

Bottom line: Oppo's major new cricket sponsorship deal shows its commitment to India, but may have to be renegotiated if and when the company's fortunes decline in the next 1-2 years following its meteoric rise.

Oppo in India cricket deal

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2017年03月10日 10:04

LEISURE: Legoland Builds in Shanghai, Royal Caribbean Steers Clear of Korea

LEISURE: Legoland Builds in Shanghai, Royal Caribbean Steers Clear of Korea

Bottom line: Legoland's new Shanghai theme park spotlights the growing lure of China's leisure travel market, while Royal Caribbean's removal of South Korean ports from its China-based trips spotlights how political tensions can affect tourism-reliant businesses.

Legoland com......
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2017年03月09日 10:10

E-COMMERCE: Alibaba Cranks Up Anti-Piracy Pitch at NPC

E-COMMERCE: Alibaba Cranks Up Anti-Piracy Pitch at NPC

Bottom line: Alibaba's anti-piracy PR blitz during the National People's Congress is aimed at getting attention during the high-profile event, but it will need to keep up its efforts to convince the public and officials its effort is sincere.

Alibaba calls for tougher anti-piracy......
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2017年03月08日 10:39

TELECOMS: ZTE Settles With US, Looks Forward

TELECOMS: ZTE Settles With US, Looks Forward

Bottom line: ZTE's settlement with the US over illegal sales to Iran will help the company focus on the future, as it advances with plans to move away from low-margin businesses and find more promising new growth areas.

ZTE settles US accusations of illegal sales to Iran

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2017年03月07日 10:19

IPOs: China Rapid Finance, Lakala Join Race for Financial Listings

IPOs: China Rapid Finance, Lakala Join Race for Financial Listings

Bottom line: This year is likely to see at least a half dozen privately owned financial services companies make public listings in the U.S., Hong Kong and China, with Lakala and Lufax likely to be among the first.

Lakala files for ChiNext IPO

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2017年03月02日 10:05

GAMES: NetEase Eyes Real Journey to the West

GAMES: NetEase Eyes Real Journey to the West

Bottom line: NetEase's new global expansion could stand a good chance of success due to its strong record with self-developed titles, which could help it pass Baidu in market value over the next 1-2 years.

NetEase holds developer forum in San Francisco

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