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China 2.0: The Rise of a Digital Superpower

China 2.0 is a research and education initiative that focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship in China, through the lens of the rise of the internet industry and its global implications in communications, commerce, and content. In addition to driving cutting edge research, this initiative hosts a series of ...

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April 15th, 2014

China 2.0 Forum in Beijing Features Keynote by Victor Koo

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first continuous connection between China and the internet, which was facilitated by researchers at Stanford and in Beijing, China 2.0 at Stanford Graduate School of Business hosted the 2014 China 2.0 Forum in Beijing on April 11. Read more »



January 21st, 2014

Bill Barnett: Where Are the Authentic Entrepreneurs?

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The case study of Taobao vs. eBay China taught by Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor William Barnett details how Jack Ma and Alibaba-owned Taobao defeated the global leader of e-commerce and payments in mainland China. Barnett wrote in his blog “Where are the authentic entrepreneurs?,” “…[I]t turns out that at times or in places where entrepreneurship is least likely, those few entrepreneurs who do appear are most likely to win big.” Jack Ma certainly is one of them. Read more »



January 9th, 2014

China's Expanding Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Many believe that successful Chinese internet firms benefit from a lot of eyeballs and traffic, but still lack a substantial monetization model. A panel at the China 2.0 conference held by Stanford Graduate School of Business on October 3, 2013 challenged this preconception and offered insights into the globalization of Chinese internet and digital companies, the development of China’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the shift to mobile and its implications. Read more »



December 18th, 2013

Unlocking Big Data: Search, Social, Mobile

A group of data scientists from Baidu, Foursquare, and LinkedIn engaged in a wide-ranging discussion at the annual China 2.0 conference. Moderated by Susan Athey, Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the conversation spanned the three-waves of Big Data: search, social, and mobile. Read more »



November 18th, 2013

Professor Susan Athey on the Dangers of Becoming Too Data-Driven

Susan Athey, Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses how data-driven organizations still need to exercise intuition and judgement to ensure that short-term results don't override long-term interests. Athey moderated a panel on "Generating Value from Big Data and Analytics" with panelists from Baidu, LinkedIn, and Foursquare at the fourth annual China 2.0 conference hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business on October 3, 2013. +VIDEO+
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October 29th, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke: China Needs Financial Reforms

Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, speaks about why China must enact financial reforms and hopes that changes will be announced by China's new leadership during Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party Central Committee in November 2013. +VIDEO+
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October 28th, 2013

Charles Chao, CEO of SINA: Censorship in China

Charles Chao, CEO and Chairman of the Board of SINA Corporation, discusses censorship in China with insights into how it affects the media as well as individuals. +VIDEO+
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