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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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China Says No To Most Westerners Working In China

China’s employment policies actively discriminate against westerners. So why don’t western governments start a conversation with China about the issue?

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Book Review: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers

“No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers” by James McGregor takes a realistic look at doing business in China in 2012. Highly recommended.

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Rule of Law: “Nice While It Lasted”

The US House Intelligence Committee says that Huawei is a threat to US national security, but others beg to differ. In the meantime, China observers show signs of losing patience with the party.

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China: Last Man Standing?

On this blog, I have been a frequent critic of the view that China is a threat to the rest of the world as a rising superpower. Most of the time, these critics have a clear agenda to sell with regard to fear of China, or are journalists who have very little understanding of China. [...]

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Can We Just Take Globalization Out Back And Shoot It In The Back of the Head?

My apologies for not having written for so long. I have been “otherwise pre-occupied” and have also been watching the first weeks of the Obama presidency and the accelerating unwinding of the financial markets. The situation looks increasingly bleak. I hope you are prepared. Readers know that I have been a critic of globalization in [...]

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The Brave New World of Deglobalization

In previous articles, I have voiced some of my criticisms and predictions re globalization here, here, here, and here. Unfortunately, it is becoming clearer by the day that globalization was largely a fraud where Americans could endlessly consume and Chinese factories could endlessly manufacture without any adherence to economic fundamentals and creating a false and [...]

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MySpace China Loses Out To Local Competition

The story of western social network sites losing out to local Chinese competitors continues; this time MySpace China joins the list as its CEO Luo Chuan makes it official that he is going to leave to join a local online video startup. Although it is a well-known fact that local management teams need to be [...]

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Apple and China: The American Media Ignorance Continues

Over the past year, the tone of coverage of many China-related topics in the US has improved. For the most part, writers covering China have tried to look past the generally-accepted stereotypes, and have tried to get a deeper understanding of what is going on in China. But occasionally something finds its way through the [...]

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Quality Fade: American or Chinese, Which is Worse?

Paul Midler is an experienced sourcing expert who has worked in China for many years, and publishes The China Game blog. I believe that he is the first person to coin the term “quality fade”. Quality fade is, according to this article published in Forbes: This is the deliberate and secret habit of widening profit [...]

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