(English) In the Press

Emerging Strategy’s consultants are often sought by major media organizations to comment on business and geopolitical developments.

They often cover the following issues: business and political risk, the environment for international companies operating in China/Asia, developments in specific sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Consumer and Luxury products, and our own business: Market Intelligence, Insights, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

We can provide commentary in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Hindi, French, Portuguese via email, phone or Skype interviews, or video at our office or at your studio in Shanghai.

Contact us if you are a journalist looking for insight or opinion.

Emerging Strategy in the Press



July/ August 2013 – EURObiz

Foreign manufacturers of childcare products could find increasing opportunities in the Chinese market, according to an article by Adil Husain and Jade Zhu in the July/August edition of EURObiz, the journal of the European Chamber of Commerce in China.



July 2013 – China Economic Review

According to a recent article by Adil Husain and Chenni Xu in the China Economic Review, Chinese companies can provide a viable and presumably less expensive alternative to imported food products by operating a business that is accountable to customers. However, until the widespread adoption of these practices, imported food products will continue to enjoy a strong preference among those consumers who can afford the sticker price



19 May 2013 – Los Angeles Times

President Xi Jinping is pressing the Communist Party’s elite to cut back on lavish living amid growing public resentment. The economic effect is far reaching. LA Times cited Emerging Asia Group’s research on the use of government-issued credit cards by officials.



14 May 2013 – Christian Science Monitor

Afghanistan imports most of its fertilizer, and much of it comes from Pakistan through grey channels. CMS interviewed Adil Husain about Afghanistan’s fertilizer supply chain and domestic production capacity.



May 2013 – Shanghai Business Review

A feature article by Adil Husain concludes that China’s private-sector education market faces explosive growth due to demand for overseas study, with multinational education companies standing to benefit.



16th April 2013 – Wall Street Journal

WSJ’s China correspondent James Areddy looks at slowing growth in China and sectors that are showing signs of a slow down, particularly the luxury and property sectors. Emerging Asia Group’s research on anti-corruption measures such as the increased use of credit cards by government officials is cited.



31st January 2013 – The Christian Science Monitor
(also in CNBC)

CMS concludes that although more Chinese students are enrolled at American colleges than ever before, US degrees that aren’t from Harvard aren’t widely valued at home, meaning connections are still what matter most. However, Emerging Asia’s Adil Husain believes despite students’ pessimism, some employers in China recognize the value of an American college education.



28th March 2012 – Monocle Radio

Monocle Radio correspondent Rebecca Kanthor interviewed Adil Husain about his story as a foreign entrepreneur in China, and discussed promising investment and growth opportunities in the Chinese market.

Reuters-Logo7th July 2010 – Reuters TV

China’s sentencing of a U.S. geologist for stealing state secrets shows that doing business in China can be difficult at times, as the laws are not clear about what is illegal, says Adil Husain.



24th June 2010 – Australian Financial Review

Is ‘Sovereign Risk’ the best way to describe a proposed tax on the mining sector in Australia? A journalist from the Australian Financial Review discussed the issue with Adil Husain and other experts, and decided that it doesn’t seem applicable to Australia and its current context.

Reuters-LogoMarch 2010 – Reuters TV and Others


After a Chinese court sentenced four Rio Tinto employees to seven to fourteen years in prison for taking bribes and stealing commercial secrets, the international community had a lot of questions about conducting business in China. Watch Adil Husain clarify the issues and discuss the possible repercussions. Click on both links to watch two parts of the interview:

For Chinese-language coverage, click on the links below.



12th May 2008 – China Business (The Economist Intelligence Unit)

There were protests and counter-protests during the international torch relay leading to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Some multinational companies operating in China faced backlash (e.g. protests in France led to a brief boycott campaign against Carrefour in China). Adil Husain and other experts advised companies in China to wait for a quick return to normalcy, and in the mean time work on greater localization of their brand and their business.