“Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
The French emperor prophesied China’s rise some 120 years ago when the Middle Kingdom was still sleeping in its last imperial dynasty. Fast forward to the 21st century, his aphorism was attested by the country’s startup movement that swept across its vast land, and turned it into one of the largest tech powerhouses on the planet.
Over the years, we have seen how Baidu, WeChat, and Alibaba rose to dominance. Now, think of how Didi, DJI, and Toutiao grew out of thin air and made it to the highest echelon of global Internet unicorns list, and how the everyday life of Chinese has been transformed by the emergence of homegrown innovations ranging from mobile payment, quasi-bike-sharing service to on-demand delivery.
KrASIA’s parent, 36Kr, had the privilege to chronicle and grow alongside the aforementioned historical course of Chinese TMT sector going from a burgeoning bud to a booming ecosystem that reshapes people’s lives through the combination of the best of two worlds: innovations from adventurous entrepreneurs and funding from discerning venture capitalists. For seven years, 36Kr became the eyes, the language and the captain of New Economy.
“New Economy” is a term coined by 36Kr to mark the future of the Internet economy that is driven by information and high technological capabilities. It is also characterised by an economy with high growth yet low unemployment, inflation, and budget deficit – one that is sustainable, effective and healthy.
WISE 2018 Business Conference
WISE (Where Innovation and Startups Emerge) is an annual tech conference organised by 36Kr since 2013. This year, KrASIA is proud to be the co-organiser of the 6th WISE Business Conference. WISE gathers around the best minds in China startup ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders and corporate executives for 2 days of invaluable discussion, inspiration, and connection. “New Economy: New Capital, New Technology and New Information” sets the theme for WISE 2018.
This year, we’ve invited CEO of HK Exchange and Clearing Limited, Mr. Charles Liu, Founder & CEO of Y Combinator China Mr Qi Lu, recipient of 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, Mr. Thomas J. Sargent as well as many important industry leaders. The seven forums revolving around this year’s theme are “new economy, new enterprise, new cities, new giants, new retail, new possibilities, and new mindset”. More information about the forums can be found below.
Well, the best way to immerse yourself in the WISE conference is to be there live in Beijing. For more information on how to get tickets, click here.
Time: 27-28 Nov 2018
Venue: Beijing International Convention Centre (BICC)
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This is undoubtedly the go-to conference to learn the gist of China tech.
Stay tune for more updates on the conference at Kr-ASIA!