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Book Review: China’s Superbank: Debt, Oil and Influence – How CDB is Rewriting the Rules of Finance

Most of the prevailing wisdom about China declares that its economic success is due to a combination of government policy and foreign direct investment. This book, China’s Superbank:Debt Oil and Influence – How China Development Bank is Rewriting the Rules of Finance, goes quite a bit further in lifting the fog behind China’s success first domestically, and now, internationally.

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Book Review: China Fast Forward

Bill Dodson’s China Fast Forward takes a close look at China economic and political landscape as it faces the challenges of the next decade.

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The Trouble With China’s Official Urbanization Rate

China’s urbanization rate is not nearly as high as officially claimed.

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Follow Me on Quora

I have been spending more of my time on Quora, where I have asked and answered many questions relating to China. If you have not already, I would encourage you to follow me there. In order to do so, just click on the following button. Follow Paul Denlinger on Quora

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Tencent Makes Thailand Investment With Sanook.com

Tencent recently bought 49.92% of Sanook.com, a Thailand portal, for HKD$81.7 million. The 2,496 shares were purchased from Cape Town-based MIH, which owns Sanook.com and also holds 35% of Tencent. Tencent will get two seats on Sanook’s board, and will also have the right to nominate candidates for the company’s executive president. Sanook was launched […]

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Remembering the 5/12 Earthquake Victims

It has been a long time since I last posted, for which I apologize. I won’t insult your intelligence by offering some excuses, but I will try to get back on a more regular schedule. I thank you for your understanding. If you would like to follow an unadulterated distilled real-time version of my thoughts, […]

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Small Things Which Say A Lot

For a long time, I have been telling my friends that China is not going to use its foreign exchange reserves to bail out the US and the rest of the world. Aside from the fact that China does not feel like a superpower, it is becoming apparent with each passing day that China has […]

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Hello world!

Welcome. This blog will cover China, business, economy, the Internet and technology. In short, it will cover most of the things which I find interesting. I hope that you will find the views expounded here different, maybe even unique. And I hope that you can participate in the conversation too. After all, that’s what blogging […]

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