The COVID-19 outbreak has led to a worldwide pandemic, a global slowdown, arguably a recession and hopefully not a depression. Business activities globally have been halted due to the outbreak and demand has been shrinking significantly as well. Apart from some of the Asian countries including China, we have yet seen an inflection point of the case curves in most countries. In this article, we’d like to share some notable leading Chinese players in the space that have been working hard to fight against the virus for the domestic and global community.
Apr 3, 2020
“You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out", said Warren Buffett. Corporate's financial strength may prove to be extremely important when global economy face a sudden stop due to the pandemic. It is okay or even better to take high leverage to run any business in good times, but it is a total different story if revenue begins free falling and operating cash flow turns negative. Since the pandemic may last for a while, investors may consider to re-assess the financial position of their investment. In China market, Premia's Bedrock Economy and New Economy are in a much better shape versus the mega-cap A50, and the large-cap CSI300 with higher current ratio, lower net debt to EBITDA, and lower total debt to total equity.
Mar 23, 2020
The virous outbreak becomes one of the largest threats to the global economy and financial markets in decades. Will China, the one which has been suffered from the pandemic first, be able to bounce back first and lead the recovery worldwide like the Global Financial Crisis back in 2008? The latest call in new infrastructure investment maybe the key.
Mar 20, 2020
Alibaba-backed DingTalk is the most downloaded free app in mainland China’s iOS App Store, followed by Tencent Conference. WeChat Work, which is also from Tencent, ranks No. 4 as of 19th February. This is also the very first time that business-categorized app won first place in iOS App Store. Their new-found popularity offers China’s twin internet giants a chance to stake out an unclaimed multibillion-dollar arena. Originally designed for China’s white-collar workers, these office apps adapted to the virus outbreak by offering the service to help educate primary and middle school teenagers. DingTalk rolled out a slew of new features for classroom settings, including live-streaming lessons that can have as many as 302 participants and an online testing and grading system. At least 50 million students from elementary to high school across 300 cities in mainland China had signed up for DingTalk’s online teaching programs conducted in tandem with local education authorities as of 10th February. China’s online education has been booming in recent years, with revenue estimated to have reached around $36 billion in 2018, and is expected to more than double in 2022, according to iResearch. The coronavirus will end someday, but it is just the starting point for China’s Digitalization to go viral across various fields.
Feb 20, 2020
What’s happening in 60 seconds on China Internet? Actually, more than you can imagine! Here are just some of the most impressive nuggets on what has happened in China’s digital online world in just 60 seconds: 42m voice messages sent though messaging app WeChat, 8.3m videos watched on video-sharing social platform TikTok, 8k orders made on e-commerce platform Pinduoduo, RMB 8.6m transacted on e-commerce platform Tmall, RMB 15m paid through digital payment app Alipay, 56k drivers picking up passengers through ride hailing app DIDI, etc.
Feb 17, 2020
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