Edward Tse

Edward Tse is founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, a strategy consultancy with roots in China assisting clients on global business and management issues. He previously headed Greater China operations for two major international management consulting firms for over 20 years, and is the author of The China Strategy and China’s Disruptors.
Edward Tse
Edward Tse is founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, a strategy consultancy with roots in China assisting clients on global business and management issues. He previously headed Greater China operations for two major international management consulting firms for over 20 years, and is the author of The China Strategy and China’s Disruptors.

Latest from Edward Tse

Opinion | China’s new foreign investment law opens the door wider to overseas firms. But they’ll have to step up their game to make the most of it

While foreign firms have long clamoured for greater access to the Chinese market, they will need to catch up with Chinese innovators to reap the benefits of the more level playing field.

23 Mar 2019 - 2:30AM

While foreign firms have long clamoured for greater access to the Chinese market, they will need to catch up with Chinese innovators to reap the benefits of the more level playing field.

China’s new foreign investment law opens the door wider to overseas firms. But they’ll have to step up their game to make the most of it
Opinion | How US trade war and other efforts to thwart China’s rise have actually accelerated its reform and innovation

The trade war has made a stronger case for China’s reform and innovation. However, foreign multinationals should also realise they can’t be complacent any more: they should learn to innovate in, and for, the Chinese market.

4 Feb 2019 - 6:22AM

The trade war has made a stronger case for China’s reform and innovation. However, foreign multinationals should also realise they can’t be complacent any more: they should learn to innovate in, and for, the Chinese market.

How US trade war and other efforts to thwart China’s rise have actually accelerated its reform and innovation
Opinion | Why China is too important a market for foreign companies to exit, especially as Chinese innovation takes off

Multinational companies are realising that they cannot ignore Chinese innovations and must embrace China-specific strategies. As China’s auto industry opens up, for example, new forms of partnerships among foreign, local, state-owned and private companies are being formed.

19 Nov 2018 - 6:27AM

Multinational companies are realising that they cannot ignore Chinese innovations and must embrace China-specific strategies. As China’s auto industry opens up, for example, new forms of partnerships among foreign, local, state-owned and private companies are being formed.

Why China is too important a market for foreign companies to exit, especially as Chinese innovation takes off
Opinion | Trade war or not, from AI to blockchain and new energy vehicles, China is on the front row for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

China is rapidly turning a corner towards becoming an innovation hub in advanced technologies, and the trade war with the United States will ultimately not prevent this.

8 Oct 2018 - 3:18PM

China is rapidly turning a corner towards becoming an innovation hub in advanced technologies, and the trade war with the United States will ultimately not prevent this.

Trade war or not, from AI to blockchain and new energy vehicles, China is on the front row for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Opinion | Dare to fail: why China’s women entrepreneurs are finding greater success

The enterprising women who start a business today tend to be motivated by the pull of greater opportunities rather than just trying to find a livelihood. They tend to start younger, are better educated, and are not afraid to fail.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The enterprising women who start a business today tend to be motivated by the pull of greater opportunities rather than just trying to find a livelihood. They tend to start younger, are better educated, and are not afraid to fail.

Dare to fail: why China’s women entrepreneurs are finding greater success
Opinion | Hong Kong’s youth need to realise that a land of opportunity awaits across the border

To promote entrepreneurship, free movement of goods and services – and ideas – should be encouraged between Hong Kong and the mainland, along with more youth forums, training, and opportunities for innovators to interact and inspire others.

19 Jul 2018 - 6:22AM

To promote entrepreneurship, free movement of goods and services – and ideas – should be encouraged between Hong Kong and the mainland, along with more youth forums, training, and opportunities for innovators to interact and inspire others.

Hong Kong’s youth need to realise that a land of opportunity awaits across the border
Ignore the rhetoric, US-China trade benefits both countries, and businesses have more to lose than gain from conflict

War between China and the US isn’t inevitable, and the two can avoid falling into the Thucydides Trap by focusing on shared goals.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

War between China and the US isn’t inevitable, and the two can avoid falling into the Thucydides Trap by focusing on shared goals.

Ignore the rhetoric, US-China trade benefits both countries, and businesses have more to lose than gain from conflict
An open China market is not a ticket to success for foreign companies, unless they change their mindset

Foreign companies in China need to rethink their strategies to survive in an increasingly competitive, agile and innovative business environment.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Foreign companies in China need to rethink their strategies to survive in an increasingly competitive, agile and innovative business environment.

An open China market is not a ticket to success for foreign companies, unless they change their mindset
Chinese innovation with US characteristics? Maybe China and the West aren’t that far apart, in business at least

China may not have transformed into a capitalistic democracy, but its entrepreneurial sector, particularly hi-tech businesses, has many similarities to Silicon Valley

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

China may not have transformed into a capitalistic democracy, but its entrepreneurial sector, particularly hi-tech businesses, has many similarities to Silicon Valley

Chinese innovation with US characteristics? Maybe China and the West aren’t that far apart, in business at least
China-US trade and investment is thriving in pockets on the ground, despite the policy frictions

While concerns about unfair Chinese trade practices and Chinese companies’ ties with the government are not totally unfounded, they ignore the real and growing business collaboration in some industries.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

While concerns about unfair Chinese trade practices and Chinese companies’ ties with the government are not totally unfounded, they ignore the real and growing business collaboration in some industries.

China-US trade and investment is thriving in pockets on the ground, despite the policy frictions
How China is leading the ‘new retail’ revolution

Market moves by Chinese firms like Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com show how key players are experimenting with various forms of tech-driven ‘new retail’ in the O2O world, making the industry more dynamic than ever.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Market moves by Chinese firms like Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com show how key players are experimenting with various forms of tech-driven ‘new retail’ in the O2O world, making the industry more dynamic than ever.

How China is leading the ‘new retail’ revolution
How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft at their own game by 2030
Hong Kong, as part of China, must keep its eyes on the future, not the past
Can China’s grand plan to revive the ‘Silk Road spirit’ succeed?
How China’s ‘copycat’ tech companies are now the ones to beat
Technology will change land use in Hong Kong – and it’s about time the government caught on
How Chinese entrepreneurs can help Trump ‘make America great again’
Four reasons why Trump will learn a Chinese lesson on how isolationism never works
Hong Kong’s angry youth can find hope in innovation and entrepreneurship
Midea’s move for German robot maker Kuka may be a turning point for Chinese manufacturing
Doomsayers of China’s future ignore the complexities – and achievements – of its growth
Well connected: The growing reach of China’s internet sector
How foreign tech companies that 'go local' survive - and thrive - in China
China will reclaim its place at the top of global order, thanks to its new breed of entrepreneurs
Hong Kong's way forward is through innovation
Restructuring will set stage for new golden age of China's auto industry
Chinese digital economy is remaking the world of commerce
Hong Kong must create jobs to inspire its frustrated youth

The underlying assumption for social mobility to exist is that there is room above, so that younger workers can indeed move up. But, in a stagnant economy, where there is no room above, the only way to break the social mobility deadlock is to create new industries, and thus new jobs and mobility.

14 Oct 2014 - 5:03AM

The underlying assumption for social mobility to exist is that there is room above, so that younger workers can indeed move up. But, in a stagnant economy, where there is no room above, the only way to break the social mobility deadlock is to create new industries, and thus new jobs and mobility.

Hong Kong must create jobs to inspire its frustrated youth
Chinese entrepreneurs will lead the next revolution in global business

Many people outside China still view the country in a very narrow sense, as a nation with a one-party authoritarian regime where the economy is dominated by large state-owned enterprises.

15 Sep 2014 - 4:20AM

Many people outside China still view the country in a very narrow sense, as a nation with a one-party authoritarian regime where the economy is dominated by large state-owned enterprises.

Chinese entrepreneurs will lead the next revolution in global business
Is the golden age over for multinationals in China?

Multinational corporations are in the spotlight these days. Recently, the Chinese government has accused a number of foreign companies of violating the antitrust law. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Microsoft, and some Japanese car parts companies have been among those charged.

29 Aug 2014 - 4:42AM

Multinational corporations are in the spotlight these days. Recently, the Chinese government has accused a number of foreign companies of violating the antitrust law. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Microsoft, and some Japanese car parts companies have been among those charged.

Is the golden age over for multinationals in China?