Innovation

China is becoming a global innovator. Meet the companies and individuals helping to push innovation in China forward.

03 August, 2015

James Flanagan specializes in creating idea-sparking moments. He leads TEDx and World Economic Forum events, and has big plans for further spreading ideas.

29 July, 2015

A new innovation from GE Healthcare allows analog X-ray machines to produce digital images at a low cost. The product was developed with direct input from doctors and other customers, a new strategy to help GE deliver products in China, for China.

27 July, 2015

International SOS keeps a company's workforce safe during global expansion with innovative solutions to common healthcare issues. This is crucial for Chinese employees, who are increasingly being sent out to postings in unfamiliar locales.

27 July, 2015

Originally, PRI was interested in China because of the low cost of labor. In the present day, the company is incentivized to maintain operations in China because it’s easy to succeed in local markets with their “application patents.”

23 July, 2015

Currently, the status quo for tracking the air quality index (AQI) in Chinese cities remains real-time readings. But IBM's Research China Lab has developed a prototype that can provide AQI projections three days out.

17 July, 2015

Business Now brought together two AmCham China members from Goldman Sachs and the Economist Intelligence Unit to have a discussion for the first in a new Member Crosstalk series.

15 July, 2015

More than half of China’s population now resides in cities. Sustaining growth and improving quality of life for city-dwellers is vital, but urban centers struggle to accommodate this newfound congestion.

10 February, 2015

Even as headlines declared that China’s manufacturing sector was doomed, German automaker Daimler last November chauffeured journalists through its spiffy new Beijing Benz plant.

01 September, 2014

A start-up's significant commitment of time and money in the Chinese market may become the new norm for US Internet companies hoping to move into China, where they don’t always possess a clear market advantage.

01 September, 2014

Hardly a novelty act, 3D printing has already generated new possibilities across sectors. Advocates of the new technology say many more applications of the additive manufacturing technique of 3D printing could improve customization and reduce waste.