Archive for 2009

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Made in China, PR & A Peaceful Rise, To Myth-Busting, Spending & Shifting Sands)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Here is our review of last week’s top news from our Twitter feed, ChinaBlogTweets: 1. Made in China…: As suggested, not positive! RT @JoannaDodd: Consumers react to China’s attempt to rebrand “Made in China” http://snurl.com/tncij 6:08 PM Dec 11th from HootSuite Comment: Despite gaining plaudits at home, China’s ad campaign does not seem to have […]

Will 8 (Percent) Be Lucky for the Economy?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

There has been a lot of economic news recently, and many are waiting for baited breath for the year-end results. Below are some of the latest issues and indicators. While GDP growth is on target for the (lucky??) 8%, and while there has been some positive movement on exports and retail sales, there are also […]

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Best wishes to all our clients, partners, readers and friends for a very happy holiday season, and for a prosperous 2010! As is our tradition, we are not mailing Christmas cards (doing our bit for the environment!), and are again sending e-cards. We hope you got one…(but if not, register here for future festivities, and […]

EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Programme – Apply Now

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

This is a great opportunity for EU companies and managers… Opportunity for EU companies to train managers in China (Press Release) +++ Application period for EU-China Managers Exchange and Training Programme ends January 7, 2010 +++ Fully-funded China language and business training programme starts May 2010 +++ Companies based in the European Union have the […]

The Holidays Are Coming (And It’s Not Just Christmas)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

It is December again, and we already have a good stack of Christmas cards (and one or two very nice diaries) for which many thanks! We will be on duty over the Christmas holidays, so do get in touch if you have any issues we can help you with. We are also looking ahead to […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Private Equity & Private Consumption to Fast Cities, Slow(er) Lending & Dumb Things

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Our round-up of last week’s news, from our ChinaBlogTweets highlights, is below: 1. Auto FDI: RT @ftchina: China looks to amass distressed auto assets http://bit.ly/5Llj08 9:15 PM Dec 4th Comment: China is upping its overseas direct investment (ODI), with policy incentives and political pressure on companies. It is also playing catch-up in the auto sector, […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Being a China Expert)

Friday, November 27th, 2009

A nice quote from Jon Hunstman, the US Ambassador in China via China Hearsay and CBS: “Don’t mistake me for being an expert, because I’ve been here for three months…I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘China expert’ is kind of an oxymoron. And those who consider themselves to be China experts are kind of morons. […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Obamao, Experts & Oxymorons To Emerged Economies, Consumer Wealth & A Blushing Barbie)

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Last week’s top tweets from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed are below, along with some comments. 1. Oxymoronic expertise RT @casperodj: in case you hadn’t seen it yet – The Myth of the China Expert (China Hearsay): http://is.gd/50k30 12:48 PM Nov 21st Comment: China is too big a place, and is moving too fast, for anyone […]

China Blog List (Of Lists)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

There has been a fair bit of interest of late in China blogs, including one we posted on Twitter the other day, and another on the blog. A good time perhaps to make a list of lists… 50 Best Blogs to Learn All About China The 60 best blogs on china in english 100 Essential […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Mistress, Stimulus & Other Problems, To Environmental Trillions, Power Players & Promises To Africa).

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Here is our pick of the China business news from last week, via our Twitter feed, ChinaBlogTweets. 1. Corruption in context RT @aimeenbarnes: “No Bars, No Mistresses, Chinese Officials Warned” AP http://tinyurl.com/ygr8c48 5:46 PM Nov 14th from Echofon 2. RMB remains RT @TweetChina: China Rejects View PBOC Shifted on Yuan, Morgan Stanley Says http://tinyurl.com/yh26l7m 7:50 […]