Brock Silvers, Managing Director, Kaiyuan Capital

Brock Silvers, Managing Director, Kaiyuan Capital

31 May 2019
Why China’s rare earths threat might not bite
AsiaInsider: China’s state media has warned that it’s ready to use rare earths to retaliate in the trade war with the US, as tensions between the world’s two largest economies escalated since US President Donald Trump raised tariffs against China and blacklisted Huawei. But why is China’s threat on rare earths not as severe as we might think? Brock Silvers, Managing Director of Kaiyuan Capital weighs in.

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10 May 2019
US raised stakes in trade war with China, increased tariffs from 10% to 25%
Voice from China: US President Donald Trump has raised the stakes in its trade war with China as the US increased tariffs to 25 per cent from 10 per cent on 200 billion US dollars’ worth of Chinese goods, which took effect from today. China’s Commerce Ministry has responded that it would take necessary countermeasures. Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers shares what are China’s possible countermeasures and explains why tit-for-tat tariffs will not work. He also weighs in on the impact of the tariffs’ hike for both countries’ economic growth.

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5 Apr 2019
Can South Korea Maintain Its 5G Lead?
Voice from China: MIT is cutting future research collaborations with Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE, following similar moves by other prestigious US universities. What does this move mean for China and these US universities? Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers explains. He also weighs in on how South Korea will benefit from being the world’s first country to launch 5G networks and explains Italy’s willingness to participate in China’s Belt-and-Road initiative.

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29 Mar 2019
Why Is A Recession In The EU Not A Major Concern For China?
Voice from China: Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers says China is committed to the removal of US tariffs and is unlikely that a trade deal will exclude all tariffs. He explains why an EU recession is not a top concern for China and how likely Britain will continue to allow Huawei access into its market following new security issues.

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22 Mar 2019
Will China Agree To Indonesia’s Conditions For Its Belt And Road Projects?
Voice from China: Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers explains why it is unlikely that China will abide by all the four conditions set by Indonesia and why growing Chinese investment can be a threat for Indonesia. He also shares why Beijing is likely to comply with the trade agreement with the US.

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15 Mar 2019
Can The US and China Come To An Agreement On Intellectual Property?
Voice from China: US President Donald Trump said trade war negotiations with China should wrap up within four weeks, expressing optimism about striking a deal. Can both countries come to an agreed deal anytime soon despite existing disagreements in intellectual property? Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers weighs in.

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8 Mar 2019
Why Will Huawei Unlikely Succeed In Suing The US Government?
Voice from China: Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers explains why American legal experts are skeptical of Huawei Technologies’ success in suing the US government over a defence Bill. He also shares why China has lowered its GDP growth target, and how it will affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia.

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1 Mar 2019
Can The US And China Sort Out Their ‘Structural’ Trade Issues?
Voice from China: Why are talks between the US and China progressing slowly? Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers says Beijing needs time to re-adjust to a new US attitude and weighs in on the ongoing talks between the two superpowers. He also explains why China is concerned about escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

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23 Feb 2019
Should We Believe Huawei’s Promise Not To Engage In Espionage?
Voice from China: Huawei’s elusive president Ren Zhengfei had said the telecoms giant will never spy for the government, even if required by Chinese national law. How likely will Huawei go against national law? Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers weighs in. He also analyses China’s plan to turn the Greater Bay Area into a Silicon Valley.

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8 Feb 2019
Workers’ Protests Rise As China’s Economy Slows?
Voice from China: Amid China’s economic slowdown, thousands of Chinese workers are showing their discontent against companies in the forms of protests and strikes. Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers explains the effectiveness of these protests and how the Chinese government is tackling the situation.

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25 Jan 2019
Are China’s GDP Numbers A Warning?
China’s GDP growth was reported to be at its slowest pace in 30 years, raising fears about a possible global economic downturn. How will that impact the global economy and what can China do to cushion the possible negative impacts on its own domestic economy? Kaiyuan Capital’s Managing Director Brock Silvers explains.

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