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

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 http://is.gd/svrVJC [1]

2. FX: $3 trillion RT @BullishChina: China central bank gov says FX reserves excessive: report – Reuters http://sns.mx/OrcTy4 [2]

3. GDP, stats RT @NiuB: China Partly Lifts Veil on GDP Data – WSJ http://on.wsj.com/gCTZdv [3](see also: RT @21cbhchinanews: #China ‘s Provinces Record Slower GDP Growth in Q1 http://dlvr.it/PP73x [4])

4. RMB RT @NiuB: China Yuan Forwards Predict Fastest Appreciation in Five Months – Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/hZa7Tt [5] (see also: RMB RT @ftchina: Singapore to become renminbi trading hub http://on.ft.com/gzIHJi; HK’s first renminbi IPO: overhyped? http://on.ft.com/g2SwnV [6])

5. Strikes & prices & wages: RT @shanghaiist: Massive strike by truck drivers at Shanghai ports yesterday, mainstream media silent…http://shst.me/o5 [7]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 http://on.ft.com/ejkXwo [8]; RT @chinalabour: Guangzhou to establish regional trade unions in automotive and other sectors – http://bit.ly/fqjFSC [9]; Wages RT @chinahearsay: China Daily | China vows to double workers’ pay in 5 years http://is.gd/ycl3sZ [10]; Prices RT @21cbhchinanews: Foreign Dairy Groups Lift Prices in #China , Ignore NDRC Calls http://dlvr.it/PJ6jw [11])

6. Protectionism RT @haohaoreport: Chinese protectionism harming British companies http://bit.ly/fPoMq6 [12](see also: Painful public procurement RT @NiuB: China Government Contracts. Good Luck With That. : China Law Blog http://bit.ly/fBt91K [13]; RT @chinahearsay: Latest China Hearsay: Feeding the Meme: Yet Again, China’s Indigenous Innovation Policy http://bit.ly/ggTWJq [14])

7. Time & Influence: RT @haohaoreport: Chinese prominent on Time’s 100 most influential people http://bit.ly/eOLH0d [15]

8. Sourcing risks: And review regularly… RT @Chinalyst: The Four Essentials For Sourcing From China. China Law Blog http://bit.ly/fflAIT [16]

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 http://is.gd/JfqMUo (see also: RT @imagethief: New post: China and the nature of Facebook http://imagethief.com/?p=884 [17]; Facebook, China PR And Defining “Too Much Free Speech”? | DigiCha http://bit.ly/ffpHP6 [18]$fbook)

10. Overwork: RT @ChinaDailyUSA: Death of 25-year-old office employee prompts debate into ‘overwork’ culture http://bit.ly/gA6u85 [19]#China

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