Archive for April, 2009

Event update: The Future of China & India – A Panel Discussion (7 May, 6PM in London)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Experts set to give their views at major networking event on 6PM, Thursday 7 May in London at the Cass Business School TiE UK (The Indus Entrepreneurs), the UK’s leading not-for-profit organisation for entrepreneurs, and CAN (China Advisers Network) are organising a major networking event that will see a panel of prominent entrepreneurs give their […]

Briefly….Top Ten Tweets (Stimulating Times For Autos, Adverts, Regional Cities, Regions Near And Far, Risks, And Rich Barbie Buyers).

Friday, April 17th, 2009

After a short Easter break, the Tweets are back. Over the past week (or two) we have noted a few of our favourite Tweets. 1. Regional Cities: Growth hot spots: Baotou, Hohhot, Yantai…lots of T2 RT @eChinacities: How do the Cities of China Rate Globally? http://tinyurl.com/cvkzsw about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck Comment: As the […]

The (Business) Journey To The West

Friday, April 17th, 2009

More and more businesses are looking to inland China, and the regional second the third tier cities, for growth – an issue we have covered before (see our earlier post Chinese Cities: On Top of The (Business) World. Now eChinaCities has reported on a new set of rankings (h/t @eChinacities): “The report was undertaken by […]

Poor, Wealthy & Rich in China

Friday, April 17th, 2009

China may have low per capita incomes, but those figures hide the wealth that is concentrated at the top, as we have reported here and here, and in many other posts…. McKinsey recently reported on China’s Rich: “Coming of Age, China’s new class of wealthy consumers“. Washington Post reported: “In 2008, the report said China […]

Global China Chat On Tourism

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

China Business Services’ director, Roy Graff, will be taking part in a Global China Chat with Fons Tuinstra of China Speakers’ Bureau tomorrow. Some background on the market can be seen here, on Roy’s web site. Details are below, taken from China Herald: “On April 2 the China Speakers Bureau will host a chat with […]

Briefly…The Top Ten Tweets (Fear of Scams, Spy Networks and M&A. But Some Optimism for the Economy).

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The past week has twittered its way through a lot of news. While some fear a China scam, others worry about a global GhostNet, or military M&A positioning. Most – but not all – also worry about the economy. Some – but not all – even had the decency to report good news. And then […]

Protectionist Cocktail: FDI + ODI + M&A. Mix with Global Recession. Add Dash of Espionage.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The risk of protectionism is rising due to the economic crisis, and international M&A is in the frame. China rejected Coke’s bid for “Chinese” (it is Hong Kong-listed) juice maker Huiyuan under the anti-monopoly law, after an extensive review, and on fears that it would give Coke too much control of the market. But others […]

(Golden) Holiday Tension

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

We reported on changes to China’s holiday policy here. The age of the Golden Week is over! But some would like to hang on to it, despite the central government’s desire to reduce the May holiday to three days – h/t @eChinacities: “Stick to May holiday plan, says govt”. This story is a reminder that […]

From Dell Hell. To Dell Sell.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

We recently reported on the things foreign companies are doing differently in China, as the recession starts to bite. Dell has had some problems in China in the past (“Dell Hell”), but has also been innovative in expanding its reach with a low-cost offering, payment solutions and retail exposure. Dell China shipments were reported to […]

Scam Busters. A China Reminder.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The old China buyer scam is till around – and “China” + “scam” remains one of the top searches leading people to this blog. As many look to China for opportunities, some may be tempted to fall for the old tricks. But a little due diligence and some common sense can save the day. If […]