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

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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 investing in state companies; strategic issues around ODI (and lobbying) and FDI (and localisation); some advice on what to avoid when doing business in China; and finally, an end to the Shanghai Expo – plus the dispersal of “the dandelion’s” seeds…

1. Competitiveness: RT @ChinaDailyUSA: China 17th in competitiveness rankings: CASS report (& Corruption: China ties with Thailand at 78 RT @DanHarris: RT @Chinalyst: China Corruption By The Numbers. http://bit.ly/coyNrc

2. Economy: The Sinodependency Index RT @TheEconomist: The indispensable economy?: China may not matter quite as much as you think http://econ.st/cMbbaG (see also: RT @EconomistEvents: #globalsport Robert Ward @theeiu China will be the story of the next 10 years with 1bn living in its cities by 2025)

3. Rich China: 128 billionaires… RT @JingDaily: China’s 400 Richest http://j.mp/9hkmFj

4. 5-Year Plan: RT @caixinmediafeed: Caixin: For Five Years and Beyond, Minsheng Matters http://tinyurl.com/3xzf9f9 …pledge to improve living standards…
Steady… (see also: RT @niubi: abridged translation of 2day’s editorial-People’s Daily stresses step-by-step political reform http://bit.ly/aV2PrI)

5. SOEs: Lose $$ instead of face RT @chinaeconreview: Why you should be wary of investing in Chinese state-owned enterprises.. http://dlvr.it/7fCn7 Overseas plan off the tracks (see also: RT @21cbhchinanews: #China Railway Construction Expects to Lose RMB 4 bln on Saudi Deal http://dlvr.it/7ctVm)

6. ODI: RT @chinaeconreview: Option settles with Huawei http://dlvr.it/7j6p4 Huawei, tech, lobbyists & the US (see also: RT @INFOaboutCHINA: #China China Telecom Giant Makes Bold Push for the U.S. Market http://ow.ly/19Dure ; RT @niubi: Security Concerns Over China Stretch to ZTE – WSJ.com http://bit.ly/cEsbB4)

7. FDI: Localisation RT @GCBRANDS: Pepsi, Coke Try to Look Chinese, Challenging Wahaha http://tinyurl.com/2d4wzyv

8. Advice: The things people do (without taking advice)! RT @Chinalyst: Eight Big Mistakes To Avoid In China. China Law Blog http://bit.ly/dooAUc

9. Expo exit RT @CDT: Shanghai Bids Farewell to Massive World Expo Fair: After years of preparation and anticipation… http://bit.ly/9VgwMb (see also: Bingo! But what a crowd! RT @shanghaidaily: 748,300 people visited Expo site yesterday…total attendance to 70.45 mln. http://xpo.sh/1ao)

10. The UK’s Dandelion Expo Pavillion: RT @shanghaidaily: RT@expochina: UK Pavilion’s seeds SOLD OUT! 199 yuan ($29.75) each sold on taobao.com this morning. Income…to charity. (NB: OK, yes, we are a UK firm, and we did think our pavillion was the best!).

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UK Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

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