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HTHT IPO: China Lodging Group closes up 14% on first day

HTHT IPO: China Lodging Group closes up 14% on first day

HTHT (China Lodging Group) IPO closed 14% above its IPO price. But what is most interesting is Ctrip’s investment and the interlocking relationships that seem to confer advantage Ctrip, Hanting, Home Inns, and Beijing Tourism Group (BTG). My conclusion: in China, you need an ‘uncle.’

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Google China photos: because I’m without words

Google China photos: because I’m without words

Flowers and candles were arranged around the Google China sign outside of its Beijing Headquarters after Google announced they may leave China due to hacking incidents potentially connected to the government.

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Google Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday With Special Logo

Google Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday With Special Logo

On September 28, 2009, Google honored the 2560th birthday of famous Chinese philosopher and thinker Confucius (孔夫子) with one of their custom Google logos.

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ENN Group’s Wang Yusuo at Clinton Global Initiative 2009

ENN Group’s Wang Yusuo at Clinton Global Initiative 2009

At Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy and ENN Group announce a partnership to share best practices and technology in: clean coal, carbon sequestration, biofuel, carbon-capturing algae, natural gas, smart grid. Chairman Wang Yushuo shares insights into his company’s future plans.

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Alibaba Jack Ma’s “crazy ideas” at Clinton Global Initiative 2009

Alibaba Jack Ma’s “crazy ideas” at Clinton Global Initiative 2009

Jack Ma, founder, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group, shared his “crazy” ideas to create 100 million jobs globally in the 10 years with the members of... 

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Kaifu Lee To Launch Innovation Works (创新工场) Incubator

Kaifu Lee To Launch Innovation Works (创新工场) Incubator

Kaifu Lee, former President of Google China, leaves to start new Chinese incubator “Innovation Works”. The company appears to be funding companies & providing services to young entrepreneurs.

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Google China’s Kaifu Lee Resigns

Google China’s Kaifu Lee Resigns

Kai-Fu Lee resigns as head of Google China. Recently starting to make some market share gains, Google remains a distant 2nd place to Baidu. Could the recent controversy over Google porn have caused the resignation?

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Quote: CEO Carol Bartz On Human Rights

Quote: CEO Carol Bartz On Human Rights

“Okay, I’m going to go real simple here. Yahoo is not incorporated to fix China. I’m sorry. It wasn’t incorporated to fix China.” ... 

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Jimdo: Free DIY Online Website Creator Finds Its China Niche

Jimdo: Free DIY Online Website Creator Finds Its China Niche

How and why DIY free online website creation service Jimdo expanded to China and the Chinese market. Competitors, setbacks, lessons learned, and tweaks made.

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John Fan: The China Internet Market For Taiwanese Companies

John Fan: The China Internet Market For Taiwanese Companies

John Fan introduced his Facebook Application development company, Cardinal Blue Software, along with their headline app/game, Friend Stock, at Barcamp Shanghai 2009,... 

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Renee Hartmann: Selling to China’s Youth Market With eno

Renee Hartmann: Selling to China’s Youth Market With eno

Renee Hartmann talked about selling to China’s youth market at Barcamp Shanghai 2009 by sharing her story and experiences co-founding eno, a Chinese casual... 

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TechCrunch Stealthily Retracts Serious Sequoia China Claims

TechCrunch Stealthily Retracts Serious Sequoia China Claims

During her trip to China, TechCrunch blogger and BusinessWeek columnist Sarah Lacy wrote an insightful post that success in China is “where patience meets... 

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Blogger Insight: Chinese bloggers delivers the real scoop on the Chinese market

Blogger Insight: Chinese bloggers delivers the real scoop on the Chinese market

Scenario:  Let’s say you are a foreign multinational (or startup) considering market entry into China.  You’ve seen how companies like Ebay have failed... 

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Baixing.com – Kijiji.cn becomes the People’s Classifieds

Baixing.com – Kijiji.cn becomes the People’s Classifieds

I consider Wang Jianshuo one of my blogging mentors, and I read on his blog about the announcement that Kijiji.cn is changing to Baixing.com (百姓网): Baixing... 

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An UpTake’s Take on working in China for a global startup

An UpTake’s Take on working in China for a global startup

Being an UpTake (formerly a Kango) for more than 400 days, I am proud to share with you that UpTake officially opens its Beta doors to everyone TODAY! Uptake is... 

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