Archive for September, 2010

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Central China, Foreign Aid & Demographics, To Bulls, Bears, Rare Earths, & Investments)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Our weekly run-though of last week’s news follows, for your viewing pleasure… 1. The Rise of Central China: Fixed assets RT @21cbhchinanews: Investment in #China ‘s Western Regions Rises 26.8% in Jan-Aug (see also: The (rapid) rise of central China RT @21cbhchinanews: GDP in Six Central Provinces Rises 15% in H1 2. Urbanisation: […]

Tracking: Rare Earth, Trade & Tensions

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

This story (see original post below) continues to twist and turn (like a twisty, turny thing*), so we have continued to update it with the latest news…(Updated 17/02/11) • RT @newschina: China rare earth companies to form association more profits for CN companies higher rare earth prices… • Stockpiles RT @InfoseekChina: China Moves to […]

Manufacturers in China’s interior look for cheaper transport solutions

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The following news comes from our friends at Yangtze Business Services (no relation). “Rising fuel prices, worsening road congestion and a search for greener forms of transport are persuading an increasing number of manufacturers in China’s interior to consider making greater use of waterways and the railways (see below). This is one of the main […]

TEDxCanton & Tudou (& Mothers’ Bridge of Love)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

You may have missed it, but you can catch up with online videos from the recent TEDxCanton on Tudou. Some of it is in Chinese (including Xinran Xue’s contribution – she is founder of one of our “adopted” charities Mothers’ Bridge of Love, and some is in English – so there is something for […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Holidays, Currency & Opportunity, To Investment, Inequality & Luxury)

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

We are pleased to present our pick of last week’s news from our ChinaBlogTweets Twitter feed. It is another rapid-fire bulletin, on the back of another busy week. Enjoy the news, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and all those moon cakes… 1. The Holidays: Enjoy! RT @ChinaRealTime: China’s upcoming holiday schedule is just plain nuts 2. […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Competitiveness, Protectionism & Equal Treatment To Demographics, Localisation & Guanxi)

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This week’s review of last week’s news races through our top picks (sadly, time is short!). We are also posting a couple of other news clusters, so do check them out too if you have an interest in the likes of Alibaba (spats) and Foxconn (founder)… 1. Economy: CPI 3.5%; RMB up too RT @WSJAsiaBiz: […]

Busy Alibaba: Alizila, Yahoo, eBay & Some Lessons.

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Alibaba’s business magic (, AliPay, Taobao) is well known by now, and the annual AliFest of headlines has come around again – along with a spat with (shareholder) Yahoo, news of its Alizila news (or PR) service, and competition with eBay. We will not delve into detail here, but wanted to string some of the […]

Profile: Terry Gou (Foxconn)

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Following the first in a series of “profile” posts , we now focus on the founder of Foxconn – famous for its massive factories, masses of workers, and mass production of iPhones (and other gadgets). It is also infamous for working conditions and a recent spate of suicides. So it was interesting to note that […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Market Access & Level Playing Fields, To R&D, SOEs & Taxes)

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

This week’s review of last week’s news follows below: We continue to listen to all the bulls and bears on the China circuit (but less to the latter) and to monitor growth prospects and inflationary risks. The latest estimates suggest a slowing of GDP growth to around 8% in the fourth quarter of the year […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Unreliable Figures, Non-Performing Loans & Competition, To Challenges, Consumers & Brands)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

This week’s review of last week’s news follows below: The latest estimate of GDP growth for 2010 comes from the Chinese economist at the World Bank, and suggests 10% – inline with the estimate from Development Research Center of the State Council a couple of weeks ago. Inflation, as then, remains a worry. China’s overseas […]