Blog Find out what's really going on in Asia with insights from our guys on the ground. Sign up For our news and blog posts Newsletter signup First Name Surname Email Your personal data is safe with us. See our Privacy Notice. Blog 25 July 2018 Ekaterina GnezdilovaSouth Korea’s mobile payments market poses huge opportunities for western firms Blog 02 July 2018 Emma HsuChina’s Hawaii gets a new identity – opening up major opportunities for western medical firms Blog 11 June 2018 Stewart RandallImplications of ZTE’s last-minute reprieve So, it’s official: the U-turn on ZTE is complete. The US government has decided to remove the export ban on the company. In return, under a new deal, ZTE will install a new board within 30 days, pay a $1bn fine with an additional $400m in escrow, and agree to a further 10-year US export ban if there are any future violations. A US Commerce department compliance team will also need to be retained by ZTE. Blog 25 May 2018 David PeacockGDPR has gone live — and Europe is still open for business! The GDPR European data privacy law has finally come into force today. And it’s apparently just overtaken Beyoncé in Google searches - no mean feat for a piece of EU legislation when you consider Beyoncé has over 115 million social media followers! Blog 10 May 2018 Stewart RandallArm mini China: are JVs the future for tech firms in China? So, ‘Arm mini China’ is here. The Chinese joint venture is an interesting move that may provide a powerful long-term boost for the tech giant well and other big companies like it. But do smaller tech firms need to establish similar ventures to thrive in the Chinese market? Blog 24 April 2018 Stewart RandallThe end of ZTE — or huge opportunities for non-US tech firms? The US Government’s ban on Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corporation using US-made components will have huge ramifications — for ZTE, its US partners and other international tech firms. Blog 10 April 2018 Johannes NanzPlanning a global acquisition? The Korean authorities may have something to say about that... Qualcomm’s proposed acquisition of NXP is facing continued blocks from the Chinese regulatory authorities - and has also required approval by Korean regulators. Blog 12 March 2018 Leif KarlenSamsung: how to break into a notoriously secretive tech giant The South Korean giant is now the world’s biggest chip maker - and the most important company with which ambitious tech firms need to forge links. Pagination Go to page 1 Go to page 2 Go to page 3 Go to page 4 Sign up For our news and blog posts Newsletter signup First Name Surname Email Your personal data is safe with us. See our Privacy Notice.