Briefly…Top Ten Tweets (From FDI, FX & GDP, To Strikes, Facebook & Overwork)

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Our weekly pick of (last week’s) China business tweets follows:

1. FDI up 33% RT @chinahearsay: Bloomberg | Foreign Direct Investment in China Rises to $12.5 Billion

2. FX: $3 trillion RT @BullishChina: China central bank gov says FX reserves excessive: report – Reuters

3. GDP, stats RT @NiuB: China Partly Lifts Veil on GDP Data – WSJ (see also: RT @21cbhchinanews: #China ‘s Provinces Record Slower GDP Growth in Q1

4. RMB RT @NiuB: China Yuan Forwards Predict Fastest Appreciation in Five Months – Bloomberg (see also: RMB RT @ftchina: Singapore to become renminbi trading hub; HK’s first renminbi IPO: overhyped?

5. Strikes & prices & wages: RT @shanghaiist: Massive strike by truck drivers at Shanghai ports yesterday, mainstream media silent… via @fonstuinstra (This really needs a blog post of its own, but for now see also: Strikes, inflation, truckers RT @ftasiapacific: Shanghai truck strike reinforces government fear of inflation; RT @chinalabour: Guangzhou to establish regional trade unions in automotive and other sectors –; Wages RT @chinahearsay: China Daily | China vows to double workers’ pay in 5 years; Prices RT @21cbhchinanews: Foreign Dairy Groups Lift Prices in #China , Ignore NDRC Calls

6. Protectionism RT @haohaoreport: Chinese protectionism harming British companies (see also: Painful public procurement RT @NiuB: China Government Contracts. Good Luck With That. : China Law Blog; RT @chinahearsay: Latest China Hearsay: Feeding the Meme: Yet Again, China’s Indigenous Innovation Policy

7. Time & Influence: RT @haohaoreport: Chinese prominent on Time’s 100 most influential people

8. Sourcing risks: And review regularly… RT @Chinalyst: The Four Essentials For Sourcing From China. China Law Blog

9. Facebook faces China: @goldkorn Jeremy Goldkorn 金玉米 Facebook China’s PR nightmare starts here “Maybe we will block content in some countries” Adam Conner Facebook lobbyist (see also: RT @imagethief: New post: China and the nature of Facebook; Facebook, China PR And Defining “Too Much Free Speech”? | DigiCha $fbook)

10. Overwork: RT @ChinaDailyUSA: Death of 25-year-old office employee prompts debate into ‘overwork’ culture #China

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