How financially independent are Chinese millennials?

Chinese milleniials

As the Chinese middle class keeps growing, foreign and domestic brands have been rushing to satiate the growing appetite of Chinese consumers. Having grown up during a period of economic prosperity, Chinese millennials (those born between 1996 and 1981) are now a strong engine of the booming Chinese economy. As the Chinese society gets wealthier, […]

Payment methods in China: How China became a mobile-first nation

Shipping methods in China

Over the past few years, paying with mobile phone has become a daily gesture in China. According to a survey, in 2018 92% of people in China’s largest cities use Wechat Pay or Alipay as their main means of payment. The phenomenon is the same in rural areas: 47% of the rural population is reported […]

Ponzi scheme or money revolution? Chinese perceptions of cryptocurrency and bitcoin

Chinese perceptions of cryptocurrency and bitcoin

Bitcoin had a more than 300% surge since 2020. Naturally, cryptocurrency has gained tremendous attention from various stakeholders in China. Additionally, massive capital is flowing into cryptocurrency market in China. With the heating up value on bitcoin, Chinese netizens debate whether cryptocurrency is a massive Ponzi scheme that produces a meaningless output, or if it […]

Chinese IPOs in 2021 Q1 to look forward to

Chinese IPOs in 2021

Under the impact of Covid-19 in 2020, the total global economic growth is sluggish. However, China has become the only major economy in the world with reported positive growth. In such a positive capital environment, there is no doubt that Chinese companies have also achieved greater development, which provides them more opportunity and possibility to […]

The inbound and domestic M&A market in China

The M&A market in China report

The number of deals has dropped since 2016 In 2019, the value and volume of M&A in China dropped by 14% and 13% respectively from 2018. Both domestic and outbound deals declined especially large deals. Both the volume and value of deals in first half of 2020 drastically dropped while the world was battling COVID-19. […]

Daxue Talks transcript #54: The Coronavirus crisis’ repercussions on fintech in China

coronavirus repercussion in fintech in China

The Coronavirus crisis’ repercussions on fintech in China In this episode of Daxue Talks, Steve Hopkins, a China’s fintech specialist, discusses the Coronavirus crisis’ repercussions on fintech in China. Hi everyone, my name is Steve Hopkins. I’ve been operating within the Chinese fintech industry for the past several years, working at Chinese hedge funds, robo […]

Daxue Talks 54: How has the Coronavirus outbreak impacted China’s fintech ecosystem

coronavirus impact fintech

In this China business vlog, Stephen Hopkins, a China fintech expert, shares his thoughts on how the Coronavirus outbreak impacted China’s fintech ecosystem. Also, how does the virus outbreak impact private funding and what are some central government policies to relieve businesses? Let’s find an answer. Jump to the question: 1:10 How has the Coronavirus […]

Daxue Talks transcript #53: Crypto currency lessons from China

crypto currency lessons from china

Crypto currency lessons from China In this episode of Daxue Talks Steve Hopkins, a China’s fintech specialist talks about the different crypto currency lessons from China. Full transcript below: Hi everyone, my name is Steve Hopkins. I’ve been operating within the Chinese fintech industry for the past several years, working at Chinese hedge funds, robo-advisors, crypto […]

Daxue Talks 53: What is driving Crypto currency innovation in China?

This episode features Stephen Hopkins, a China fintech expert, who shares his knowledge of China’s crypto currency scene. Hopkins exposes the main drivers behind crypto currency innovation in China and provides an insight into what other countries have learned from PRC’s cryptocurrency development. Jump to the questions: 1:10 Who is driving crypto currency innovation in […]

Daxue Talks transcript #52: The deployment of blockchain technologies by Chinese banks

blockchain technologies by chinese banks

Deployment of blockchain technologies The next guest on Daxue Talks is China’s fintech specialist, Steve Hopkins. In this China business vlog, we are talking about the deployment of blockchain technologies by Chinese banks. Full transcript below: Hi everyone, my name is Steve Hopkins. I’ve been operating within the Chinese fintech industry for the past several years, […]