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Why China Won’t Throw A Lifeline To The West

Image via Wikipedia With all the chaos on world’s markets, it is easy to overlook developments in China. The biggest piece of Chinese domestic news is the decision to give limited rights to land use to China’s farmers. This decision came out of the Third Plenary Session of the 17th Party Congress of the Chinese [...]

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Chinese Economy: Early Signs of Rapid Deceleration

Some signs point to a rapid deceleration of the Chinese economy: Politburo to convene urgent economic meeting Chinese Domestic Olympic Travel Falls Lower Than Expectations Unsold inventories climbing Shanghai Vanke first to lower real estate prices in Shanghai (in Chinese) The whole idea of an urgent politburo meeting just three weeks before the Beijing Olympics [...]

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Links for Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake News and Donation Information

I have put together a few links for those interested in news about and/or are interested in donating to help the victims of the Sichuan Wenchuan earthquake of May 12 tragedy. Danwei earthquake updates Shanghaiist earthquake coverage MSNBC earthquake coverage BBC earthquake coverage Guardian earthquake coverage Youtube video earthquake coverage Tianya public forum Tudou video [...]

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Criticizing “China” Versus Being Critical About China

One of the great challenges in any relationship is about establishing the right tone of dialogue. Should it be friendly, adversarial, competitive, or something else? Can the two parties be constructively critical, or will they just be critical? Can they listen to each other without becoming overly offensive and/or defensive? Just about the only thing [...]

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