15 December 2018

Doug Young

A commentator on China company news and associate professor in the journalism department of Fudan University in Shanghai. Follow him on his blog at
  • China is likely to eclipse the United States over the next decade to become the world's largest box office. Photo: Bloomberg

    East-West lines blur at China box office

    - Nov 7, 2013 9:30am
    Two interesting new reports about China’s box office paint very different pictures about the country’s movie industry. Everyone agrees the sector is growing at a rapid clip, and will probably eclipse the United States over the...
  • MIIT’s app-solutely fabulous smartphone cleanup

    - Oct 31, 2013 9:58am
    I usually have more criticism than praise for China’s bureaucratic telecoms regulator, but I do have to commend the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for a groundbreaking move that other countries would be wise to...
  • Starbucks is facing criticism that it is overcharging its customers in mainland China. Photo: Bloomberg

    Starbucks China prices: Tempest in a coffee pot

    - Oct 23, 2013 9:39am
    Chinese media are finally discovering something that I’ve known all along, namely that Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) coffee here is ridiculously overpriced. Some might say a new investigative report from national broadcaster CCTV could be cause for...
  • Smart TV’s new enemy: Lawsuits

    - Oct 17, 2013 10:42am
    I wrote recently about how smart TV could be poised for a sudden explosion in China due to a combination of factors. Now we’re seeing one of the biggest obstacles that smart TVs could face: copyright...
  • Recent developments in the solar panel sector are raising hopes the industry may soon emerge from its protracted downturn. Photo: Bloomberg

    Canadian Solar sells more plants in march back to profits

    - Oct 9, 2013 10:35am
    As the solar panel sector continues its painful overhaul, signals are emerging about who will survive the downturn and thrive when the industry returns to health. Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) certainly seems to be one of...

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