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Techonomy 12 Global Tech Techonomy Events Video

Making Sense of a Changing China

As China’s influence expands, how will it influence global innovation? Robert D. Hormats of the U.S. Department of State, Zachary Karabell of River Twice Research, and Gary Rieschel of Qiming Venture Partners discuss the role of China in a technologized age at the Techonomy 2012 conference in Tucson, Ariz.   More

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Regulation Could Mean E-Commerce Slowdown in China

China's unruly e-commerce sector could be set for some big changes in the year ahead, with executives from both inside and outside the industry calling for moves to bring order to an unruly space that has been plagued by cutthroat competition. Perhaps most significantly, a top executive from the traditional retailing sector is calling for e-commerce firms to pay more taxes, a move that could make online purchasing more expensive and less attractive to cost-conscious consumers. Other executives are calling for tighter regulation of the sector, which has evolved into a free-for-all due too much investment and lack of government oversight.   More

E-Commerce Global Tech

Western Brands Try E-Commerce Road to China

U.S. apparel maker Cherokee made a strategic gamble last week when it largely circumvented China’s traditional retail store network and opened a shop on the Internet, highlighting an emerging new path for mid-sized foreign brands into the lucrative sector. Unlike real-world shops, online stores are much cheaper to set up and also target an e-commerce market set to become the world’s largest over the next decade.   More

Techonomy 11 Global Tech Techonomy Events Video

China: The New Techonomic Power

Chinese companies continue to expand around the world as domestic Chinese technology relentlessly improves. How should the world and business respond? Xiao Guo of ThoughtWorks, Doreen Lorenzo of frog, Cisco's Ned Hooper, and Gary Rieschel of Qiming Venture Partners discuss in this session at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz.   More