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Has China Embraced An Outdated Version of Corporate Capitalism?

China’s government has limited the growth of its private business sector by not making capital readily available. It is time to change this policy and actively help it to grow.

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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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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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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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Understanding Trial Spots

If there is one thing which most western companies coming into China miss out on is the idea of “trial spots”, or as they are called in Chinese ่ฏ•็‚นใ€‚ So what is it? Basically, it’s a city, place, province or region which is used to try out something experimental which has not been tried before. [...]

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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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Why Western Employers Are More Attractive To Many Chinese

China is a nation of entrepreneurs, and according to statistics, has 85 million businesses compared to the US’s 25 million. Considering that China has about four times the population of the US, the proportion is about right. These numbers reveal that China is in fact, not a socialist nation, but is instead one which has [...]

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The PR Problem for Chinese Online Public Relations Firms

Several days ago, Sam Flemming of CIC, a Shanghai-based online reputation management company pointed me to a news article on Business Week called “Inside The War Against China’s Blogs”. The article specifically highlighted a company called Daqi.com (in Chinese the name means “Big Flag” which has a certain nationalistic appeal), and cited a case in [...]

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Getting Into China for Foreign Tech, Biz Pros

More frequently now, US-based (mostly Silicon Valley) tech and business professionals are contacting me, asking how to find work in China. The business people usually want to get paid US salary to stay in the US and do some BD work for a US or Chinese company. The technology people usually want to find work [...]

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Business and Social Context Isn’t Important; It’s Everything

One of the most popular cliches in the west about China is that Chinese are generally good and reasonable people, but when it comes to nationalism, they are unreasonable. On the political level, national sovereignty is not negotiable, and when it comes to business, you need to realize that nationalism is a wildcard, and can [...]

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