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May 22, 2015
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HP’s China deal extracts harmony from awkwardness

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Hewlett Packard has found a way to extract harmony from an awkward situation in China. Selling a controlling 51 percent stake in its Chinese data-networking business, H3C, to a state-owned company looks like a partial retreat from an unwelcoming market. But the U.S. tech giant now has a powerful ally with deep ties to the government. Rivals from Cisco and Microsoft should consider striking similar deals.

May 8, 2015
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Alibaba generation shift treats investors as kids

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Alibaba’s generational shift in leadership is treating investors like kids. The Chinese e-commerce group is about to replace its chief executive of just two years with a younger insider – a plan drawn up before the company’s initial public offering last year, according to a person familiar with the situation. Yet Alibaba has offered no explanation. Founder Jack Ma wants to promote young leaders, but investors deserve adult answers on who is calling the shots and why.

May 8, 2015
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Alibaba generation shift treats investors as kids

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Alibaba’s generational shift in leadership is treating investors like kids. The Chinese e-commerce group is about to replace its chief executive of just two years with a younger insider – a plan drawn up before the company’s initial public offering last year, according to a person familiar with the situation. Yet Alibaba has offered no explanation. Founder Jack Ma wants to promote young leaders, but investors deserve adult answers on who is calling the shots and why.

Apr 24, 2015
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China’s cyber crackdown: A guide for the perplexed

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

China is cracking down on cyber security. Demanding new banking regulations and draft counter-terrorism legislation could make it harder for foreign companies to compete in the People’s Republic. But even though domestic players should benefit, they are far from happy. Breakingviews attempts to crack the code.

Apr 24, 2015
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China’s cyber crackdown: A guide for the perplexed

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

China is cracking down on cyber security. Demanding new banking regulations and draft counter-terrorism legislation could make it harder for foreign companies to compete in the People’s Republic. But even though domestic players should benefit, they are far from happy. Breakingviews attempts to crack the code.

Apr 13, 2015
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China’s answer to Uber may be worth more than Uber

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Could China’s home-grown answer to Uber be worth as much as the original? Twin taxi-hailing apps, Didi Dache and Kuadi Dache, could already be worth almost $14 billion – twice their reported value when they merged in February. They could even close in on the $40 billion valuation of the U.S. app that started the whole craze. All depends on how much passengers are willing to pay for something they now get free.

Mar 26, 2015
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ZTE’s turnaround not as impressive up close

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ZTE smartphones Grand Memo Lite (L) and Grand S are displayed during a news conference in Taipei October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Mar 26, 2015
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ZTE’s turnaround not as impressive up close

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ZTE smartphones Grand Memo Lite (L) and Grand S are displayed during a news conference in Taipei October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Mar 24, 2015
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Alibaba deal spree strains its financial strength

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Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma reacts while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.