Archive for the 'Research' Category

10 for 10: Our Christmas List of China Lists

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

This is for festive starters, and we expect more material for another list before the year is out… 1. Quotes: Among others… RT @ChinaDailyUSA: We summarized the top 10 notable quotes in China in 2010 for you: – From China Daily, including the infamous and outrageous: “Sue me if you dare. My father is […]

China’s City CHAMPS

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The EIU has recently released (and has kindly shared with us) some research that caught our attention: “CHAMPS China’s fastest-growing cities”. A new acronym, yes (Chongqing, Hefei, Anshan, Maanshan, Pingdingshan and Shenyang), but well worth a read – and note that the report goes beyond those six cities, and looks at the top 20 fastest […]

PRI’s “The World” On China’s Coal Habit

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Coal may be cheap, but the associated costs in terms of the environment, and to human life, are high (we recently did some research into mine safety, and it was a sobering, depressing piece of work). We are therefore keen to recommend this PRI series, “China’s coal habit”, to you, as a reminder of what […]

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 […]

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 […]

China Business Bookshelf

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Time for our periodic update of China books on our shelf (in various states of un-readedness…): • Currently enjoying “When a Billion Chinese Jump” by Jonathan Watts • Next on the reading list is “The Chinese Dream” by Helen Wang • Patiently waiting: The Party, by Richard McGregor • Lining up: China Inside Out. Ten […]

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 […]

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 […]