China recently announced intentions to loosen its One Child Policy as part of a broader shift towards a consumption-based economy. … China’s Baby Bust: Consumers, Birth Rates, and Government Impotence
Shopping is already an important recreational activity in China, and boosting consumer demand is one of the Chinese Government’s key priorities. … Plastic Surge: Why Chinese consumers don’t use their credit cards?
Tencent is China’s largest online media company. It owns and operates social networking sites, gaming platforms, and instant messengers that are used by more than half a billion people. … Tencent’s e-Commerce: From Socialism to Consumerism
The global market for consumer electronics is shaping up as a battlefield between two or three ecosystems. … China leads global convergence of retail, media, hardware, and logistics
One month before its momentous IPO, Facebook’s prospects seem murky. … A Chinese Perspective on Facebook’s Future
Japan and Korea are among a “handful of successes among the world’s more than one hundred developing countries”and as such offer a successful development model to emerging economies in Asia and beyond. … 19th Century Origins of Japanese and Korean Development
“The first stage of the economy’s domination of social life brought about an evident degradation of being into having — human fulfillment was no longer equated with what one was, but with what one possessed. … The Society of the Spectacle