Archive for December, 2007

Seasons’ Greetings!

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

We wish all our clients, partners and friends a very happy holiday – and thank everyone for their support during the past year (our 5th!). As has become a tradition, we will again be supporting two children’s charities in lieu of sending lots of pretty (but pretty short-lived) Christmas cards. Instead we will support the […]

UKTI Appointment

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Jeremy Gordon, founder of China Business Services, has recently been appointed as a UK Trade & Investment High Growth Markets Specialist, focusing on China. The High Growth Markets Programme helps mid-corporate UK companies to capitalise on major commercial opportunities in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets, including China. Further information can be found here. (Update: […]

Trade Surplus Hits US$26.3 Billion in November

Monday, December 17th, 2007

According to the LA Times, the trade surplus for November is another big one: “China on Tuesday reported another month of huge exports for November, bringing the nation’s total trade surplus this year with the rest of the world to a record $238 billion. …In November, China’s exports totaled $117.6 billion and imports $91.3 billion, […]

Get Your China Speakers Here

Monday, December 17th, 2007

We reported here on the launch of the China Speakers’ Bureau, and have already been a beneficiary of the service through the provision of a high-profile speaker for a big corporate event in London. China Business Services is now an Affiliate of the Bureau in the UK, so let us know if you have any […]

Wahaha Saga Update

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The Wahaha saga has been dragging on through the courts, and in the press. Much has been written about it. The headlines give a flavour of the coverage for the unfortunate (read ill-prepared) Danone which has offered some sort of truce in the face of the latest lw suit – this time from the Wahaha […]

Trade Talks (And What Is Not Said)

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Forbes reports that the US has seen some progress in trade talks designed to reduce China’s ever-growing trade surplus: “The United States hailed as a victory an agreement signed Thursday under which China will eliminate subsidies and tax rebates that boost its exports in certain sectors and stymie imports. For China, it is evidence of […]

Made By Chinese (But Not In China)

Monday, December 10th, 2007

There has been plenty in the news about cheap Chinese exports, and trade deficits , but the latest Chinese export – of hundreds of factory workers to Bacau in Romania – provides an interesting change of headline – from “Made in China” to “Made by Chinese”. The Telegraph reports: “…these 800 men and women, flown […]

High Five & Thanks a Million

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

China Business Services (the business behind the blog) is delighted to be celebrating 5 years of operation this year – while our website and China Business Blog are celebrating having had over a million page views (1,011,357 of them in the past 13 months alone). Over the past 5 years we have developed hand-in-hand with […]

Strategy (and Policy Alignment) Pays Off

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

State visits from the France and the US often result in big trade deals – especially for planes…and especially when a company makes a good strategic play in relation to support for Chinese policy. In the latest case the big contract is for Airbus (the obvious loser is Boeing ), and the policy is China’s […]

China Business Bloggers Love…China Law Blog

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Lawyers often get a bad press. Sometimes it can be pretty obvious why…But good lawyers with interesting things to say, who contribute wise words to difficult debates, should be congratulated (just occasionally, and without too much fuss). And so to China Law Blog (CLB), one of the really great China business blogs. CLB’s Dan Harris […]