Archive for November, 2010

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Inflation Baskets, Investments

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

China news, unlike a Chinese river, never runs dry. This week’s review of last week’s (tweeted) news touches on the increasingly sensitive issue of (possibly under-reported) inflation, the figures behind the fears (is the CPI basket fit for purpose), and looks at some possible policy responses. Also covered is investment, both inward FDI (up 7.9% […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Making Coffee, Buying Chips & Luxury Goods, To Inflation, Internet Civility & Immelt)

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Our regular review of last week’s news follows below. 1. Inflating inflation RT @shanghaidaily: FULL STORY: October CPI rises 4.4%, fastest in 25 months. (see also: Inflation RT @eobserver: Headlines: The Beijing News – NDRC Admits China’s CPI May Exceed 3% This Year 2. Trade Surplus: RT @chinaeconreview: China’s October trade surplus widens […]

Our China (Business Tweeps) Daily

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

For those that remain outside the “Twitterverse” (and who don’t get to see our ChinaBlogTweets news feed) by virtue of China’s GFW – or for more mundane reasons – we would like to offer up a solution… Have a look at our China Business Tweeps Daily on You can view the day’s news from […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From GDP Growth, IMF Elevation & Hu’s Power, To Taxes, Inspections & A Corporate Cat-Fight)

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Our regular review of last week’s news follows below. As well as a bullish (10%) growth upgrade from the World Bank, alongside a projected 25% increase in trade this year, China has climbed to fill the number 3 position at the IMF. Other business and economic news includes exports success for Airbus and the French, […]

Raking Over China’s Recent Rankings

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Another day, another global ranking. It is hard to keep up and to maintain perspective, so we have collected some of the more recent rankings, and highlighted China’s positioning for your ease of reference. So, from top to bottom: • Easing Tax (7): RT @21cbhchinanews: #China Ranks 7th Globally in Easing Tax for Business-WB […]

Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From Competitiveness, Dependency & Billionaires, To Localisation, Advice, & A “Seedy” Expo Exit)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

This week’s review of last week’s news follows below: Along with a competitiveness review (China is 17th), this update includes news on: China’s continuing development (and upcoming 1bn urban residents); a list of its billionaires (they will now be keeping their heads down!); some expectations for the next 5-Year Plan, the occasional (commercial) dangers of […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Trojan Horses & ODI)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Plenty of people (from Africa to America, and Australia, to get the list started) have questioned the resource and security implications of China’s overseas direct investment “ODI” (not to mention technology sales from the likes of Huawei and TCL). But others have been keen to attract investment – especially in these difficult economic times. Which […]

Luxury Consumption & Lucky 8

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

We could not let this piece of news pass… As many may know, Hong Kong made itself Asia’s wine trading hub – and imports are reported to be up 73% in the first eight months of this year. Impressive as that may be, it is prices (often driven by mainland buyers) that capture the imagination. […]