As regulators circle, China’s fintech giants put the emphasis on tech – Ant and Tencent

FOR those still trying to work out what exactly “fintech” involves, we are sorry to bring you this update from China, a world leader in mixing finance with technology. Fintech is passé; the hot new thing is “techfin”. This ungainly portmanteau was coined by Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba, an ecommerce giant, who announced on September 10th that he plans to step down in … https://econ.st/2N3yqDi

Video: China’s Century of Humiliation

“China’s century of Humiliation” explores the fundamental differences between the Western and Chinese culture from early beginnings. The film debates how Christianity and Confucianism were translated in political thought and social systems. Next, the film investigates why the industrial revolution did not take place in China, despite its many early inventions, but in Europe. … http://bit.ly/2BOCsq5