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Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

Author: Chengmai Zhang
Around 1972,an economist called Muhammad Yunus was in the village of Chobra, Bangladesh. He spotted a woman who was making a bamboo stool near the school. He asked, “How much money can I make?” The woman replied, “The money is from the usurer. Only 0.5 takas can be earned by processing a bamboo stool. The income is extremely meager.” Continue reading Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

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义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

作者:刘天蓝、徐金扬、钟奕鸣、刘睿扬、陈泽锴、唐知浩
“中国的第一大市场到底有多大?”
自2013年习近平提出建设“新丝绸之路经济带”和“21世纪海上丝绸之路”以来,义乌再次像曾经一般敢为人先,摇着“拨浪鼓”走天下,加快与“一带一路”沿线国家经贸合作。如今,这座从“鸡毛换糖”时代发展起来的城市,进出口对外贸易尤其发达。每年大批外商以采购商身份来到义乌,根据采购方的需求选择、购买、交易所需产品。 Continue reading 义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

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跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

作者:吴一嬉、冯昕玥、吴紫涵、郑双恺、周迪龙
坐落在浙江中部的义乌从来不乏积极转变、拥抱时局的精神。
四十多年前的义乌可谓“天不时”“地不利”。这里地少、人多、田薄,人们常常食不果腹。但贫瘠的物质条件并未影响义乌人“敢为天下先”的首创精神。为了改善土壤,他们创新性地用本地盛产的红糖换来外地的鸡毛,将其制成肥料,用以提高作物产量——这便是“鸡毛换糖”。依托于传统农业和家庭手工业,商品经济在这个小县城里悄悄萌芽。 Continue reading 跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

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义乌外贸那些事儿——汇率波动引发的蝴蝶效应

作者:王朱菲、黄榆哲、吴志昊、郑泽佑、蒋睿炀(排名不分先后)
“说到义乌啊,这里可是世界小商品的摇篮啊。”Bina外贸公司的秦老板如是说。义乌是一个进出口贸易十分发达的城市。在这里,哪怕是路边一家平平无奇的餐厅,其老板都有经营外贸公司的经历。 Continue reading 义乌外贸那些事儿——汇率波动引发的蝴蝶效应

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Social integration assessment:foreign merchants in Yiwu

By Jiajun Li, Haozhe Meng, Jiadong Zhu, Yihong Yin, and Lezhong Wang
Located in the middle of Zhejiang province, Yiwu is home to nearly 2 million residents, including 13 thousand foreigners from more than 100 countries. The city owns the largest commodity wholesale market in the world. Yiwu has been developed into one of the most significant locations for international trade since the implementation of the “Economic Reform and Opening-up” policy in the 1980s and the introduction of the “Belt and Road Initiative” in the 2010s. Continue reading Social integration assessment:foreign merchants in Yiwu