Archive for February, 2010

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Protectionists, Paper & Pipes, To Hackers, Lawyers & NDAs)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Another week flies by – with the help of a post Chinese New Year surge – and it is already the end of February! So without further delay, here is our ChinaBlogTweets roundup of China business news from last week. 1. Going Global joelbackaler Whose your favorite of FastCompany 10 most innovative Chinese companies […]

Sector Snapshot: Legal Services

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We have not had a review of China’s legal eagles on this blog since October 2004! Thanks to China Daily, we can now provide an overdue and updated snapshot of the legal sector in China. China Law, By Numbers • Lawyers: Over 166,000 (up from 110,000 in 2004) • Law Firms: Over 15,000 (up from […]

Protectionist Duty?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

China, the US and the EU are all involved in trade disputes (and the odd protectionist thought). One suspects political as well as economic drivers. But let’s hope it does not run off the rails and end in another nasty crash… While they are nothing new (see here), protectionist tensions are never far below the […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From IP, Food Safety & Economic Angst, To Culture Clash, Localisation & Corruption)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

1. IPR: RT @DanHarris: RT @Chinalyst: Yes Virginia, There Is IP Protection In China. 7:37 PM Feb 14th Comment: And, while on the subject of IP, it is worth mentioning that protection of it is largely driven by local needs, not foreign pressure. Just look at the growth in Chinese patent applications…IP. Up. RT […]

Economic Updates: Lending, GDP, Inflation, Trade & RMB

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

While China may not (just yet) have become the second largest economy in the world, there is plenty of action to report. Here we provide an update on recent news, including links from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter stream. Last year’s lending boom helped China to a rapid recovery, but now the brakes are being applied in […]

Mothers’ Bridge of Love, Online

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

China Business Services has been a fan on Xinran and her Mothers’ Bridge of Love (MBL) charity for some time, and one of our directors, Jeremy Gordon, is a Trustee. With the launch of Xinran’s new book, “Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother” (which includes an appeal on behalf of MBL), there has been an […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Iron Ore, Common Errors & IPR, To Adult Arbitration, Panda Huggers & Dragon Slayers)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Chinese New Year may be approaching, but Chinese business news is still flowing. This week’s pick of the ChinaBlogTweets news includes some updates on long-running corporate stories we have been following (Rio Tinto and Hummer), some economic projections (and contentions), our constant favourite (risk and due diligence), as well as some good news on the […]

Don’t Quote Me…On Working The System

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A very nice post, entitled “Floating Houses, Conflicting Laws, And Really Nice Governmental Officials. China Law Practice Writ Large” from Dan Harris over at China Law Blog, who picked up on a piece from Stan Abrams’ China Hearsay. The concluding message is the focus for the purposes of our “Don’t Quote Me” series: “Bottom Line: […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Rapid Urbanisation, Rich Consumers & The 2nd Tier, To Woes for Water, Barbie Dolls & Google…& More)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

1. Consumers: RT @MasterCardNews: MC A/P Economist: Rapid urbanization in China boosts consumption-led growth 4:53 AM Jan 28th from Echofon 2. A question of appreciation: CNY 4 RMB?? RT @TheLexColumn: When it comes to the renminbi…what would you do? 2:14 PM Jan 27th from Echofon [Others have their own suggestions…RT @UKTI_JGordon: 5%?…RT @BullishChina: […]