Tag: China

Orwell’s Past is China’s Future — and Maybe Ours

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell, 1984   Tucked among all the news stories lat month was a remarkable series of articles in the […]

PS: On the International Misrule of Law

Interesting post by Brhama Chellaney (Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research) on ProjectSyndicate.com about the similarities in how China and the U.S. view international law. […]

FT: Chinese Power and the Olympic Curse

There is an excellent new article by Jamil Anderlini on FT.com about the outlook for China’s Communist Party, one highlight of which is the noting of the so-called “Olympic curse”: […]

Recent Read: “Wealth and Power: China’s Long March To the Twenty-First Century”

At a time when it seems every week brings a new book analyzing China’s rise, Wealth and Power (Random House, 2013) by Orville Schell (Arthur Ross Director of the Center on […]

The Puppet Masters Send a Message – Again

Simon Zadek has an interesting piece over on Project Syndicate, where he notes the increasingly active role Chinese regulators are playing in curbing “excesses” in the activities of multi-nationals. As […]

The Lure of Quanxi: East and West

The Economist posted an interesting small piece yesterday about the current investigation of US bank’s hiring of Chinese “princelings” in their China offices. Of course, as the article points out, […]

Is Total Credit the Best Leading Indicator of a Crisis?

CFO.com posted an interesting piece by Vincent Ryan that recaps the results of a new study by a researcher at the Bank for International Settlements (“The Central Banks’ Central Bank,” […]

US-China Cost Convergence: Getting Closer

Mark Muro has an interesting post on Brookings.com where he discusses some new data suggesting that US-China manufacturing cost convergence is happening, at least in some sectors. Notes Muro: A new […]

China Warning Signs Continue

FT runs story on continuing slow down in China metals and mining, which marks to what I am seeing across the board in my client work. Notes the FT: “Asian […]

FT: Toyota Cuts Production Headed to China

FT notes today that Toyota is cutting volumes headed into China due to unrest:   “Toyota Motor is cutting production of vehicles for the Chinese market in a sign of the […]