War does not determine who is right, only who is left.

I am sorry that I didn’t update my stories with my boss for this week as I was super busy. The world are debating and concerning the situation in Afghanistian in these few days. And Biden adminstration is busy about blaming everyone but himself for the chaotic withdrawal from there.

“Before the militory withdrawal from Afghanistian, people are concerning about when will the US government withdraw. After the chaotic withdrawal from there, people are concerning about how did the US government withdraw.” My boss rolls his mobile and says.

“Yup, but Mr. Biden has already expained that there is never a good time to withdraw US forces. And people agree to withdraw US troops from there at the very begining.” I say.

“The main concern is Democracy will be a problem sometime.” He explains.

“May I ask why?” I confuse.

“Decision making is too slow. Sometime we need to do it fast.” he emphasises. “Reacting time is the key especially during wars. You cannot wait!” he stresses. 

“No mather how powerful of your armaments, no mather how advanced of your militory technology, if you don’t act fast, you loss.” He affirms.

“So much of our lives is given over to the consideration.” He suppresses his sadness when he sees the images from the social media.

“Maybe this is one of the problems about work from home.” I say.

Influences of Chinese Investors in different Areas

China may become the World’s second-largest economy behind the US.

HSBC

One of the China’s biggest insurers, Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. is the second largest shareholder of HSBC Holdings PLC. Ping An said that the investment won’t influence how the U.K. based bank is run.

 

AMC

One of the largest movie theater chain around the world was bought by Dalian Wanda Group which runs by Chinese business Wan Jianlin for USD 2.6 billion.

 

GE Appliances

A well-known iconic company in US was partly owned by a Chinese Company, Qingdao Haier. And the acquisition deal was USD 5.4 Billion.

 

Motorola

One of the early leader in telecommunications space previously now was owned by one of the famous Chinese enterprise, Lenova. This makes Lenevo become the world’s third-largest smartphone maker around the world.

 

Football

Chinese investors are interested in Football as well. Chinese billionaire Tong Xia owned Aston Villa.

 

Infrastructure Business

Chinese Investors and businessesmans own stakes in key infrastructure businesses in the UK such as Heathrow Airport and UK power Networks. Chinese investors have also bought up stakes in Thames Water which is another key infrastructire firms in the UK.

 

Education

Schools in the UK which owned by Chinabacked enterprises:

  • Bournemouth Collegiate School
  • St Michael’s School in Llanelli, Carmarthanshire
  • Bosworth Independent College in Northampton
  • Bedstone College in Shropshire
  • Ipswich High School
  • Kingsley School in Bideford, Devon,
  • Heathfield Knoll School
  • Thetford Grammar School in Norfolk
  • Wisbech Grammar in Cambridgeshire
  • Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School in Norfolk
  • Adcote School for Girls near Shrewsbury, Shropshire 
  • Myddelton College in Denbigh, Wales
  • CATS Colleges – Campuses are in London, Cambridge and Canterbury
  • Chase Grammar School
  • Abbotsholme School, Derbyshire
  • St Bees School, Cumbria 

 

Let me know if you know more.

The most stupid thing Didi did: Chose US stock market for its USD 4.4
billion IPO.

Just after Didi raised its IPO which valued nearly USD 68 billion in US stock marking on June 30 2021, Chinese government and Chinese Regulators blocked Didi on Chinese App stores and Chinese Market. It made Didi Global Inc. plunged below IPO price.

Didi is a Chinese ride-hailing company in Chinese and bases in Beijing which provide Chinese customers with taxi hailing, private car hailing and social ride-sharing services. Didi currently has around 550 million users and around 10 millions of registered drives over 400 Chinese cities.

Some analysts believe the crackdown of Didi in its home country means that Chinese government wants more control on Chinese big data as well as a new battlegrounds of US-China trade wars.

Didi is now facing scrutiny over its data security by Chinese regulators. This cybersecurity probe by Chinese regulators also bring out a very strong message to other China’s tech giants: Do not even think about listing in stock market outside China and Hong Kong, especially in US stock market.

For those Tech Giants business owners in China, running the whole business not just needs to be given business consideration, but also a nation security consideration and patriotism consideration.

#China #US #Didi #IPO #USstockmarket # Techgiants #money #economy #stockmarket #banking #listing #tradewar #USChinatradewar

The network

My boss is weird. He doesn’t like playing social media very much. As first, I thought it might just because he didn’t know how to use smart phone.

“How do you know what’s happening around the world?” He said.

“Everyone shares news on twitter, Facebook or IG. Technology makes information exchange faster.” I said and kept typing my email.

“So, if there’s no network, there’s nothing.” He said.

Then, I stopped typing.

“We can only source information from one single way, that’s wired.” He kept saying.

“But network is so important now. People are all talking about 5G.” I insisted.

“You source information or you are spoon-fed?” He asked.

I know. I know what he said.

He is absolutely a weird boss.

What did I sell to them?

“Don’t believe what a businessman says as well as a politician.” My boss was standing next to my working desk, holding his cup of espresso and commenting on the recent news of Mr. President.

“You’re a businessman but you’re my boss. And I believe what my boss says.” I smiled and replied.

“Businessmen and politicians are just buying what they want from the poor and benefiting the rich.”

“Then, what did the poor sell to them?” I asked.

“You’ve sold something to them but you don’t know what you’ve sold, do you?” He asked.

“Information and privacy?” I guessed.

“When the rich make war, it’s the poor that die.” He said but he didn’t answer me straight.

“Patriotism?” I guessed again.

He smiled at me and drank his cup of coffee.

What a strange boss.

Facts or emotions?

“Are you still angry about the news?” My boss asked me.

It was a peaceful morning and I was having my simple breakfast in the office. I did greet my boss when I was back to office. However, I didn’t give him a sunny smile as usual.

“You know what I am thinking.” I did believe that he was asking the question which he had known the answer already.

He smiled and he said, “let ask yourself, what make you angry? The news, the people or the social media?”

“Who is controlling your emotions? Yourself or something else?” He kept asking me.

I looked at him and remained silent.

“I believe you know the answer now.” He concluded and then he drank his cup of black coffee.

People don’t share facts, they share emotions.

And I know that black coffee is bitter.

The two sides

It was a terrible morning and I was reading the news in my office about the trade war talks between China and the US, the impeachment about Mr. President and the unrested protest in Hong Kong.

The conclusion about all these news would be: the growth of the economy is slowing down.

“There are usually two sides to every story. The economic environment is getting worse, and the government just tried to make up some reasons.” said my Boss. And he was just having his cup of black coffee and expressed his indifference about all these news.

“But the protests in Hong Kong is nothing about economy, it’s a political issue!” I totally disagreed with his view of point and I was quite worried about my friends in Hong Kong.

“Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. Go as far as you can to see. When you get there, you’ll see further.” He replied.

“Why you always think that everything is about money?” I asked and I always doubted him about it.

“You’re too young to understand. Money is the root of all evil.” He answered and he went out of his office.

Unhappy news, evil money, my “apathetic” boss. What a terrible morning.