Poll: Can Foreign Firms Benefit From China’s Stimulus Spending?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Do you have a view? Please take this poll on LinkedIn.com, and join the conversation: “Can foreign firms benefit from China’s stimulus spending?” Note: The link has been repaired!

Protectionism: To Promote or Protest?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

While state media may like to peddle the notion that “‘Buy China’ is ‘fair and competitive’ (RT @China_Daily: China denies protectionism allegations http://tinyurl.com/m6fgrk 4:05 PM Jun 18th from TweetDeck), others may beg to differ… Not long ago China was promoting openness, and protesting “Buy Amercian” moves in the US, so it came as a bit […]

Event: China and the Global Financial Crisis

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Everyone is talking about China, its role in the current crisis, and how far its fiscal stimulus spending plans will boost the economy and present opportunities for foreign businesses (China Law Blog has already noted an upsurge in Chinese overseas direct investment into their good offices). Others are also on the case…The following is from […]

From Dell Hell. To Dell Sell.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

We recently reported on the things foreign companies are doing differently in China, as the recession starts to bite. Dell has had some problems in China in the past (“Dell Hell”), but has also been innovative in expanding its reach with a low-cost offering, payment solutions and retail exposure. Dell China shipments were reported to […]

A (2007) GDP Restatement & A Bumpy Future.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Back in 2007 we reported on how China restated its 2006 GDP figures, and suggested that statistics be treated with caution. Now Xinhua has just reported another revision, this time for the 2007 GDP figure: “The National Bureau of Statistics released a revised growth rate for 2007’s gross domestic product. It went from 11.9 percent […]