Live streamer Viya Huang Wei sells products on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019, in Hangzhou, China. The pandemic has seen live streaming become a major new marketing channel for many brands in China after lockdowns and social distancing measures closed shopping malls nationwide. Photo: Getty Images
Live streamer Viya Huang Wei sells products on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019, in Hangzhou, China. The pandemic has seen live streaming become a major new marketing channel for many brands in China after lockdowns and social distancing measures closed shopping malls nationwide. Photo: Getty Images
Prof Zhang Jun
Opinion

Opinion

Prof Zhang Jun

The secret to China’s economic success? A willingness to learn

  • While foreign firms might arrive in China with a slight technological advantage, it is usually short-lived, given how fast Chinese companies learn
  • This base-level dynamism has been strengthened by the government’s investment in the internet, communication, transport and logistics over past 20 years

Live streamer Viya Huang Wei sells products on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019, in Hangzhou, China. The pandemic has seen live streaming become a major new marketing channel for many brands in China after lockdowns and social distancing measures closed shopping malls nationwide. Photo: Getty Images
Live streamer Viya Huang Wei sells products on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019, in Hangzhou, China. The pandemic has seen live streaming become a major new marketing channel for many brands in China after lockdowns and social distancing measures closed shopping malls nationwide. Photo: Getty Images
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