Don’t Quote Me (On China As A Truck)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

It may not have a very friendly or festive tone, but this quote from Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times (via China Digital Times) just had to be noted… “You are driving a cart and we are driving a truck.” While the “cart” here seems to be Australia (see below), the “truck” is clearly […]

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 […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Clarity in China)

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Google announcement about their Chinese (.cn) site kept many China watchers awake through the early hours (in China), and has resulted in many, many, many comments. It has been a struggle to select one for our “Don’t Quote Me” series, but Google’s Sergey Brin has stepped up to the plate, with the help of […]

Don’t Quote Me…On Working The System

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A very nice post, entitled “Floating Houses, Conflicting Laws, And Really Nice Governmental Officials. China Law Practice Writ Large” from Dan Harris over at China Law Blog, who picked up on a piece from Stan Abrams’ China Hearsay. The concluding message is the focus for the purposes of our “Don’t Quote Me” series: “Bottom Line: […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Being a China Expert)

Friday, November 27th, 2009

A nice quote from Jon Hunstman, the US Ambassador in China via China Hearsay and CBS: “Don’t mistake me for being an expert, because I’ve been here for three months…I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘China expert’ is kind of an oxymoron. And those who consider themselves to be China experts are kind of morons. […]