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Inside Asia

Nov 26, 2017

To celebrate the retail craziness that arrives in each November in North America, we bring you an episode focused on the most overtly commercial day of the year in China – Singles Day!

Singles Day started in the 1990s as a quirky “why buy for others when you can buy for yourself” online sales phenomena. In 2005,...

Nov 14, 2017

This episode tells the story of yet another major disruption in the making. This time it’s the telecommunications and media sectors and it’s the result of a complicated confluence of events—a sort of perfect storm.

Here’s the rundown. There are three moving parts. It’s tricky.

First there are...

Nov 3, 2017

A vast transformation is taking place. Those of us who live in Asia are watching in happen. Here are some numbers. From 2000 to 2010, 200 million people moved into urban areas throughout Asia. This is expected to continue at a rate of 3-5% annually for the foreseeable future. East Asia one now has more than 800 urban...