Focus 18: Unicorn Top 50 ranking
When American investor Aileen Lee coined the term ‘unicorn’ in Silicon Valley in 2013 she introduced 39 firms that were valued at $1 billion or more. Not one of them was Chinese. Today there are at least 200 claiming unicorn status from China or nearly half of the total herd worldwide.
Top 50 China Unicorns outlines the leaders in the group with brief profiles of each of the companies. A summary of the ranking can be downloaded here.
Some names will sound familiar, others less so. But here’s our breakdown of the biggest of China’s unicorns, plus a look at the sectors where they are being created. And here’s a review of the leading investors in the unicorn world.
Read on for more on each of the top 50 unicorns below (click on each for a profile of the company and links to prior Week in China articles on the firm). The ranking will be updated every quarter.
Are you a China unicorn that our readers should know more about? If so, get in touch with us here.
Focus 17: An A-Z of Chinese History
An A-Z of Chinese History takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the nation’s past, picking out the tales of the key people, places and events that still shape China today. From the hugely influential Analects of Confucius all the way through to the battle strategies of Zhuge Liang, each chapter says something different about the past – including many centuries of imperial China – as well as something more about the country today.
To download the full 92-page book, click here
Or read it online, via the chapters below
Focus 16: China in 50 Dishes
China In 50 Dishes showcases the country’s classic cuisine in all of its salty, spicy, sour, bitter and sweet glory.
From noodles to dim sum to desserts, we take you on a mouthwatering tour of 50 different types of Chinese food, talking about their origins, how they are prepared and a few of the best places to enjoy them.
First on the menu is an introduction of the Four “Great” Cuisines of China: Shandong cuisine or lu cai, from the north; Sichuan cuisine or chuan cai for the western regions; Huaiyang cuisine from the eastern coast; and Cantonese cuisine or yue cai from the south. After that there is a selection of dishes from each culinary style, plus an extra category for favourites that originate from other parts of China, including Yunnan, Dongbei, Hunan and Xinjiang.
Happy reading – and happy eating!
To download China In 50 Dishes, click here
To read it online, check out the chapters below
Focus 12: The Pearl River Delta
How much do you know about the Pearl River Delta? For many of us the short answer is ‘not enough’, especially for a region that is now a crucial contributor to global growth.
Week in China looks at how the Pearl River Delta (usually abbreviated as the PRD) has emerged as an economic powerhouse – contributing about a tenth of China’s GDP. In the sections below we review its key cities and companies, and outline some of the challenges and opportunities it will face in the years ahead.
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