Date
27 February 2020

Betsy Tse

EJ Insight writer
  • Wind farm sales account for a tiny fraction of Goldwind's income. Photo: Bloomberg

    Wind farms no easy sell, but business potential solid

    - Mar 20, 2014 11:41am
    China is promoting the use of clean energy such as solar and wind to fight the degradation of the environment. As the nation’s leading wind power player, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (02208.HK) is at the forefront of this...
  • The ill winds that sent Sinovel from hero to zero

    - Mar 19, 2014 8:26am
    Former Sinovel Wind Group (601558.CN) chairman Han Junliang {韓俊良} could not have been more confident in 2011 when he announced to investors that the group would become the world’s biggest player in the wind industry by 2015. Sinovel...
  • Will history repeat itself for the solar sector?

    - Mar 17, 2014 11:42am
    Thanks to the policy blessing from the Chinese government, solar equipment makers are rushing to build new production facilities in a bid to strengthen their foothold in the sector. However, a recent study indicates that capacity...
  • Tariff cut plan can blow wind farm profits away

    - Mar 14, 2014 8:18am
    First, the good news: China’s wind power sector is recovering. Now the not-so-good news: There is talk that the government will cut tariffs to make the alternative energy more cost-competitive against coal-generated electricity. Since wind equipment prices...
  • Alibaba, Tencent poke each other’s core

    - Mar 13, 2014 8:52am
    It was not exactly tit for tat but it was probably the closest thing. A day after Tencent (00700.HK) announced its purchase of a stake in online retail platform JD.com, the biggest e-commerce rival to number one...
  • All hail the Internet Republic of Tencent!

    - Mar 12, 2014 8:14am
    Tencent’s (00700.HK) recent deal with e-commerce firm JD.com is more proof that the Chinese internet giant is looking to partner with the best rather than go solo in each and every business. The Shenzhen-based company has...
  • Smoothing the road for e-car charging stations

    - Mar 11, 2014 8:22am
    If battery is the heart of an electric car, charging posts must be the equivalent of blood vessels. Without enough charging stations, it’s hard for motorists to embrace electric vehicles. Realizing the problem, and heeding the...
  • Sinopec warning suggests more reforms in pipeline

    - Mar 10, 2014 8:00am
    China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec, 00386.HK) chairman Fu Chengyu {傅成玉} has warned that the oil refinery sector could be replicating the fate of the Chinese steel industry. In a speech delivered at the Chinese People’s...
  • Midea caves to call of e-commerce

    - Mar 7, 2014 8:25am
    Midea is not a big fan of e-commerce. When it comes to sales, the Chinese electrical appliance maker is as traditional as it gets. So, what’s behind its decision to partner with Suning Commerce which is...
  • Are e-cars ready to take off in China, or not quite?

    - Mar 6, 2014 8:19am
    Enjoying the government’s policy blessing, the new-energy vehicle sector is generally seen as having a bright and prosperous future in China. However, within the industry itself there are mixed opinions as to whether the alternative-powered cars...
  • Stronger market currents fan wind power plays

    - Mar 5, 2014 8:04am
    The ultimate aim is to cut air pollution but the goal in one number is to build 18 gigawatts of new wind generation capacity this year. The figure is part of the National Energy Administration’s 2014 push to...
  • Time for eLong to rethink its single-product strategy

    - Mar 4, 2014 8:21am
    Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In the highly volatile world of the internet, this adage means don’t focus on just one core business or operate just one platform. In their latest report cards, most...
  • iQiyi rides universal appeal of Korean star-crossed lovers

    - Feb 28, 2014 12:36pm
    She’s an actress, he’s an alien and the show is a close encounter that’s proving an out-of-this-world-smash hit in China. So much so that one online game developer in Xiamen reportedly gave its workers a day...
  • Tencent faces a less than perfect scenario amid buying spree

    - Feb 28, 2014 8:05am
    Like there’s no tomorrow, internet behemoth Tencent (00700.HK) has been snapping up assets left and right, the latest of which is restaurant rating site Dianping which was added to its e-commerce business portfolio earlier this month....
  • Why is Alibaba’s fund partner losing money?

    - Feb 27, 2014 8:48am
    In little more than six months, Alibaba’s hugely popular investment fund product Yu’E Bao has helped its fund partner Tianhong Asset Management shoot to fame and grab the number one position in China in terms of...
  • A pleasure ride for less than a yuan

    - Feb 24, 2014 10:02am
    A taxi ride for less than one yuan (16 US cents)? Yes, it’s even cheaper than taking a bus or metro, and that’s because of the generous subsidies provided by cashed-up technology behemoths for the two biggest...
  • Is it lights out for China’s smart-meter boom?

    - Feb 24, 2014 8:03am
    The numbers are in and China has out-installed the United States to become the world’s biggest spender on energy efficiency last year. In all, China spent US$4.3 billion, or almost one-third of the global total, on...
  • Too early to get excited about Sinopec reform

    - Feb 21, 2014 12:26pm
    With a revamp plan for its retail oil arm, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec, 00386.HK) has signaled its readiness to shed the monopolistic status it enjoys in the downstream business and support Beijing’s call for...
  • Suning puts its internet business pieces together

    - Feb 20, 2014 8:56am
    With an insurance brokerage license now under its belt, retail giant Suning Commerce (02024.CN) has made it clear that aims to leverage its huge customer base to transform itself into a financial services and online sales...
  • Looking under the hood of BYD’s publicity blitz

    - Feb 19, 2014 12:58pm
    New energy car is back in the limelight as a trading concept on the stock market, and media have started comparing BYD (01211.HK) with premium electric car brand Tesla, saying it could become China’s Tesla in the...