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China The Biggest…Exporter

Friday, August 28th, 2009

The latest in our “China The Biggest…” series brings the news that China is now the world’s biggest exporter. For the first half of the year anyway, and only just edging out Germany by US$521.7bn to US$521.6bn. The FT reported: “China’s exports narrowly edged ahead of those from Germany in the first six months of […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Rich Lists, Consumers and Hopeful Brands To Recalls, Restructurings, and Arrests)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Here is our latest round-up of news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed. 1. Protectionism: WTO update RT @chinanetwork: China revises auto parts tariff rules after losing appeal to WTO http://bit.ly/rTwiF Comment: Not so much news on protectionist issues lately, but it is still an issue to watch. Also see – Rare protectionism RT @pdenlinger: China […]

Economic Roundup. 9.4% Growth?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

With increased electricity consumption, and a more positive outlook for trade, Goldman’s is now predicting GDP growth of some 9.4% this year (and 11.9% next –how quickly things change!). However, there is an increasing fear that the pace of investment-driven growth is getting out of control, and that inflation might again rear its ugly head. […]

Criminal (Commercial) Matters

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The “Rio 4” have now been formally charged over alleged “commercial bribery and trade secrets infringement” (but not as spies stealing state secrets http://bit.ly/a3Eh9 – NY Times), but that is not the only bribery story. Another case involves CNOOC and Control Components Inc. (CCI) of the US (CNOOC Rejects U.S Bribery Reports). CCI, while denying […]

Rio Update: Charges, Representation & Farce

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Well, we have covered the Rio story so far (see: “Oh Rio…”; “Rio & China’s Arrested Development” and “The Perfidy of Rio”), so feel we must press on… The “Rio 4”, who have now been charged with bribery (but not the more difficult spying / state secrets charge), have appointed leading law firm Duan & […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Bribery, Piracy and Criminal Charges to M&A Mass Activism and Stimulated Growth)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

After an all-too-short summer break, “Briefly” is back. Below please see our pick from ChinaBlogTweets over the past week. 1. Bribes, FCPA & China RT @sinostream: CNOOC Rejects U.S Bribery Reports http://xi.gs/07aU #fb 12:17 PM Aug 16th from TwitterFon 2. M&A & mass activism RT @China_Daily: Worker protest blocks China steel takeover http://bit.ly/eQczc 10:24 AM […]