Archive for June, 2009

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI & ODI to Chinese Brands & Green Dams)

Monday, June 29th, 2009

This weeks highlights from our Twitter feed, include the following stories: 1. Service firms at the fore – RT @fonstuinstra: Chinese brands take off at home – Rupert Hoogewerf http://ff.im/-4soGb 9:58 AM Jun 26th from TweetDeck 2. RMB30.7 bn – RT @sinostream: http://xi.gs/05t0 Green Stimulus Spending Returns to Earth 8:46 AM Jun 26th from TweetDeck […]

IPO Ho!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The IPO has been threatening to return for some time, now there is again Chinese action at home and abroad. Two Chinese firms are listing in New York (The IPO is back RT @China_Daily: Chinese firms issue IPOs on NYSE, 1st in ’09 http://tinyurl.com/nw63sa 7:09 PM Jun 24th), as China Daily notes: “Chemspec International Ltd., […]

Crashing Corruption

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Corruption has raised its head again…but some of it is being won back by the authorities who are, perhaps, worried about stimulus funds being misappropriated – and the associated economic losses, as well as social disharmony (Corruption: China reclaims $4 billion of embezzled public money http://bit.ly/F0PkS). Reuters: “China has recovered 26.77 billion yuan ($3.92 billion) […]

Google Gets Damned

Monday, June 29th, 2009

There has been much recent news about China’s plan to introduce, by dictat, an internet filtering software on all computers sold in China (Damn dam! RT @China_Daily: Green Dam live date ‘unchanged’ http://tinyurl.com/m2g6pj 6:49 PM Jun 22nd). This has been seen as a problem for both manufacturers and consumers, who want greater freedom to decide […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Protective Economic Stimulus to Protective Online Controls, IPOs, Investments, Chinese Brands and More).

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

This week we are using a new format for our updates, with brief updates from our twitter feed, and expanded, individual, posts…let us know what you think. Please find below the highlights from the past week on our Twitter feed, ChinaBlogTweets. For more commentary, please see the expanded, individual posts on the blog. 1. Google […]

Poll: Can Foreign Firms Benefit From China’s Stimulus Spending?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Do you have a view? Please take this poll on LinkedIn.com, and join the conversation: “Can foreign firms benefit from China’s stimulus spending?” Note: The link has been repaired!

Branded in China. Going Global.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

We picked up the following, interesting post from AdAge China: Brands going global? RT @AdAgeChina: Reading “Chinese Brands Are Coming” http://bit.ly/gZnUh 10:48 AM Jun 17th from TweetDeck Comment: Chinese investment is already making waves, but brands have been slower to take the international step. However, taking advantage of cost-conscious consumers and a global recession, expect […]

Protectionism: To Promote or Protest?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

While state media may like to peddle the notion that “‘Buy China’ is ‘fair and competitive’ (RT @China_Daily: China denies protectionism allegations http://tinyurl.com/m6fgrk 4:05 PM Jun 18th from TweetDeck), others may beg to differ… Not long ago China was promoting openness, and protesting “Buy Amercian” moves in the US, so it came as a bit […]

Tianjin And The Tier 2 Cities

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

We noted the rise of China’s tier 2 cities in a recent tweet: – T2 cities are ticking more boxes. Taipei too. RT @eChinacities: Most Livable Cities: Tianjin is 72nd; 1st in Mainland http://is.gd/15Z1Y 7:43 AM Jun 19th from TweetDeck The “big 3 cities”, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, have lots of smaller competitors – some […]

The Irony of Rio

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The fallout from the failed (perfidious) Rio / Chinalco deal continues to come and, as we Twittered here, the irony (pun intended!) is that China’s failure to secure the deal is related to China’s success in stimulating the economy: – China stimulation a cause of deal frustration RT @caijingonline: Rio Tinto\’s Chief Disappointed… http://t.caijing.com.cn/3Ub4tU 8:02 […]