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Jack Ma: In 30 Years, The Best CEO Could Be A Robot

Even top tech executives think they could be replaced by robots. Sherisse Pham reports: Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, the man Fortune Magazine just named one of the world’s great leaders, predicts that technology will make many CEOs [...]

[VIDEO] Why is Hong Kong Housing So Expensive?

Uptin Saiidi reports: Hong Kong was recently ranked the most expensive housing market in the world for the seventh consecutive year, according to the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. The survey, which divides median [...]

Japan Startups Seeing Cash but Few Innovators

Yuri Kageyama reports: Japan Inc., where companies with roots going back decades, if not centuries, have long dominated, is finally warming up to startups. Major banks and venture capitalists are keen to tap into faster growth by investing in [...]

Here’s How Tesla Tripled its Earnings in China

Tesla’s Chinese revenues last year were $1.065 billion, compared to $318.5 million in 2015, and $477 million in 2014. Tsvetana Paraskova writes: Earlier this month, Tesla Inc reported that its revenues in China topped $1 billion in 2016, more [...]

Beijing Revs Up State Inc.

Investment by Chinese state-owned companies is resurgent, surpassing private investment growth as Beijing tries to fuel its slowing economy. But by backing investment by state firms, China’s government risks a financial reckoning that [...]

Sinopec Building Shale Research Base

BEIJING (Reuters) — China’s Sinopec Corp. has started building a base for research into shale gas near its largest commercial discovery of the fuel, an industry website reported on Wednesday. The company, looking to cement its position as [...]

Chinese Investors Seek Old Houses in Kyoto

BEIJING —  Kazuhiko Makita reports: Japan placed second after Thailand in a list of overseas vacation destinations for people from China during the Lunar New Year holiday period this year from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, according to the China Tourism [...]

[FILM] ‘Japan, Anchor in the East’, 1960

This film explores the political and economic developments in Japan since World War II, and their effect on Japan’s influence in the Far East. National Archives – Japan – National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. [...]

The Leading Power in East Asia will be Japan, Not China

Posted by Craig Hill: By 2040, Japan will rise as East Asia’s leading power. This is one of our most controversial forecasts at Geopolitical Futures. Our readers know that GPF is bearish on China. And while some may disagree on that point, [...]