China

Predictions should always be cautiously followed – few become reality. With that as a caveat, Family Capital attempts to make three 

There numbers are rising, but only slowly, and with Chinese characteristics 

Family Capital’s weekly look at the goings-ons in the world of family capital

Succession issues are universal, but in China, some of those issues have particular twists

Family Capital’s weekly look at the goings-ons in the world of family capital

Always remember there are plenty of “unknown unknowns”…and look at the deeper themes that defines long-term success

Almost all businesses in China started in the past 30 years, and many are still founder-owned. Issues such as the one-child policy mean they face unique problems. 

A new Chinese list of all the world’s billionaires suggests that many are self-made, but if you look beneath the surface you see that families are well represented. 

Before 1990, most of China’s many family-owned firms were wiped out, appropriated by the state. But since the country embraced capitalism a host of new family firms have sprung up. Here are five to watch.