Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. Most recently for 10 years, he was Managing Director for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund. He was selected as a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. Winston spent the past 20 years in both China and the US and has experienced the tremendous development in the digital economy in China.
In this episode of The China Ecommerce Podcast, Ma shares his observations on how digitization and agriculture technology has changed rural communities in China and how the pandemic has made a shift in consumer behavior and affected the supply chain behind the food and agriculture system.
3:30 Why is it so important to bring digitization to agriculture, especially in China?
6:54 What are the most significant changes or progress brought by digitization?
10:55 What role do Chinese ecommerce platforms play in promoting global food security?
13:55 How do you see e-commerce playing a role in this shift in consumer behavior during COVID-19 and what impact will it have in reshaping the supply chains behind the food and agriculture system?
17:15 What are the biggest challenges for agriculture industry to change?