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Archive for February, 2008

(Processor) Gate Closes on (Dell) Hell

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Dell’s 2006 consumer backlash problems in China were covered here. Now CIC provides an interesting update on the company’s use of a Chinese-language blog as part of its communication strategy – and notes that direct communication with (and monitoring of) China’s powerful “netizens” is an increasingly important part of the PR mix. The post notes: […]

China’s Wings Get A Lift

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Remember the debate over China climbing (or flying) up the value chain with plans to make its own passenger jets by 2020? The latest news is that key investors are being lined up. Forbes reports: “Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco), parent of Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) (HK 2600;SHA 601600), and Baosteel Group, parent […]

China Stakes a Claim & ODI Goes Underground

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

China’s overseas direct investment (ODI) has been building slowly but surely, as reported here. However, the news that China was jumping into the ring with BHP to take a stake in mining giant Rio Tinto came as a surprise to many (but not to all – see here). China seems to have gained a taste […]

Happy Year of the Rat!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

We wish all our clients and friends a very happy and prosperous Year of the Rat – and hope that all those who are stuck in snow, or suffering power supply or other problems, manage to make it home in time…as AFP reports: “Millions of Chinese rushed home Wednesday to be with family on Lunar […]

China in the World (Bank)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

China’s internationalisation and integration in to the world economy (not to mention big banks and mining companies – more on which will follow soon) continues apace. The latest news is that Justin Lin Yifu (who was recently speaking in London) has been appointed as the World bank’s new Chief Economist. Forbes reports: “For the first […]

Appointment: Roy Graff – Director

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

We are delighted to announce that Roy Graff, who is already on the comapny’s Advisory Board, has been appointed as a director of China Business Services. Roy has made his career in travel and tourism business development, and consultancy, with a strong emphasis on China. He has a deep understanding of China’s culture and business […]