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The (Chinese) Holidays Are Coming, Again Already

Friday, January 29th, 2010

China’s public holiday schedule always used to be a bit of a mystery, until the last minute. Now things are more simple and transparent, and we already know the schedule (subject to local variations?) for holidays in 2010 (thanks to CNReviews). Here is the list. February 13-19: Chinese New Year (+ working weekend 20-21) *Falls […]

China The Biggest…Double Bill Edition (Autos & Exports)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

We have seen a lot of China as the biggest in may areas, recently in gold. It has also been pushing for the top exporter (as reported here). Now it has hit the top spot on autos and exports: – Autos…China is big, and bits of it are getting ever bigger…- China the biggest… RT […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Google’s Searching Questions, To Poorly Made Books, Bubbles & Biggest Things)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Twitter and travelling in China do not go well together (sadly), so apologies for the delayed news here on the blog. Our round-up of news from ChinaBlogTweets is below, but the staqnd-out stories must be the throwing down of Google’s gauntlet, and China’s year-end figures that include not only great growth, but also several more […]

China Greentech Initiative – Seeking Exceptional Candidates

Monday, January 25th, 2010

What follows is a message direct from China Greentech Initiative (see our original post here). Interesting opportunities to participate in a very interesting, and important, project! “The China Greentech Initiative would like to thank China Business Services for encouraging its readers to download and read The China Greentech Report 2009. We hope that the readers […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets. Twice. (Two Weeks of Tweets – To Make Up For The Holidays!)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Wishing you a Happy New Year, and hoping you returned refreshed from your holidays. In case you were not glued to the news over the Christmas / New Year break, see below for some of the news you might have missed. Our post-holiday, extended China round-up covers economic views, reviews and previews, hot issues, some […]

China The Biggest: Gold Buyer

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Back in 2008 we already remarked on “China The Biggest: Gold Producer”. Now it has also become the biggest gold buyer too, according to a report from People’s Daily (h/t @westlawchina). “World Gold Council (WGC) data reveals that for the first time in 21 years the world’s central banks have been net buyers of gold […]