Archive for June, 2010

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Sponsors, Millionaires & Acquisitions, To IP, Corruption & Holiday Reads)

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

China might not be playing in the World Cup, but you cannot escape mention of it, even here in our weekly China business review – for an enterprising Chinese company, Yingli Solar, is taking part…as a sponsor. It is the first time that a Chinese company has taken this step, but it is unlikely to […]

Education, Education, Reform & Development

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

With apologies to Tony Blair (from whose “Education, Education, Education” speech from which we have appropriated the post’s title), we want to pick out three pieces of relatively recent education news from China – especially relevant due to the onset of the “Black Month” of exams during which “nearly 10 million students will be battling […]

Twitter & Blogs & China Lists

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

There is no lack of news on China, the trick is to filter and sort the relevant pieces, from the right places… We pointed to a few lists of the best China blogs a while back (also see our blogroll). Here are two more top lists, one for China blogs and one for cross-cultural tweets […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Pegs, Pay & Chinese Walls, To Soft Power, Penthouses & IP)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Last week ended with a rush of Renminbi / RMB / Yuan headlines, following the decision by the People’s Bank of China to end the peg to the US dollar. Before anyone gets too excited, that means a return to the pre-crisis situation (so is not so very new). It does not mean a dramatic […]

China Advisers Network Event, London, 20 July

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

As a founder member of the UK-based China Advisers Network (CAN), we are pleased to announce the first in a regular series of CAN networking events. China Advisers Network: Social Networking Event London, Tuesday July 20, 2010, 6:00pm The China Advisers Network is pleased to invite members & friends to an informal networking evening. This […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Economists, Consumers & Workers, To Demographics, Dangers & Disruptions)

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Some recent themes in China business continued to trend last week, and our review (and links) are below. Speed of change is the starting point for this post – something that can is represented in China by Shanghai’s changing skyline over the past 20 years (see the link below for comparative photos. And, yes, your […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Statistics, Strikes & Rising Wages, To Middle Classes, State Capitalism & Firewalls)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Another week, another news review, and another GDP projection – this time 9-10%, courtesy of the World Bank, along with reports of continued, but slower, manufacturing growth. Where exactly the numbers will lead, nobody knows, but the National Bureau of Statistics is at least planning to try to improve GDP reporting from the provinces (unlikely […]

Don’t Quote Me (On China’s New Middle Class)

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Many businesses are placing bets on the consumption of China’s middle class, but many also fail to understand who they are, where they live, and what they want. Some insight on these issues is provided by JWT’s Tom Doctoroff in the Huffington Post – as is our quote: “The Chinese have no excuse to be […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Growth, Energy Intensity & Dialogues, To Luxury, Strikes & Suicides)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The news from China keeps on coming, and we have picked some of the key headlines and issues from last weeks tweets. See below for our commentary, and the links that follow. China’s economic recovery may continue to contain a few fragile bubbles, but the OECD is now projecting GDP growth of over 11% in […]