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 | 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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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