Category Archives: miscellaneous

China’s middle class is in saving mode – Paul French

The dip in China’s economic growth is caused by a more careful group of consumers, who face increased prices, tells retail analyst Paul French in the Globe and Mail. And the reduction in spending on luxury goods is here to stay for a long time, he adds.

KFC at last deals with the internet buzz – Sam Flemming

When the KFC in China got hit by a food scandal, it took a while before they took on the inevitable buzz at the internet, says internet watcher Sam Flemming in Adage. But now they have started to face the issue directly.

The charm of Beijing, despite the smog – Zhang Lijia

Not deterred by the ongoing heavy smog in Beijing. author Zhang Lijia took of with her Polish friend Kaisa to explore the capital. The charm of the city cannot be buried by the smog, she argues on het weblog.

Apple is the new Blackberry in China – Shaun Rein

Apple’s Tim Cook might have been visiting telecom giant China Mobile, but business analyst Shaun Rein explains in Bloomberg why a deal is very unlikely. “Apple might become the Blackberry of China.”

China dominates global rich-women list – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s women might not make it into the country’s ruling Politburo, they do dominate the global self-made rich women list, says Hurun rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the China Daily. “The are like the Chinese ping-pong team, unbeatable.”

Anti-China hysteria in US “concerning” – Shaun Rein

China is under attack in the weeks ahead of US presidential elections, yesterday as the US Congress panel released its report on telecommunication giants Huawei and ZTE. Business analyst Shaun Rein tells at The Takeaway is he concerned about the growing hysteria.

16 Years away from Cheap China – Shaun Rein

When business analyst Shaun Rein arrived in China in the 1990s, all was cheap. For the rthk he recalls, based on his book The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that Will Disrupt the World in half an hour how China no longer is the cheap country where he started off.

Confidence of luxury consumers got a hit – Rupert Hoogewerf

The economic slowdown is now also hurting the confidence of the luxury consumers, concludes rich-list founder Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun, based on the 2012 Hurun Luxury Price Index, quoted in the China Daily. Growth is the lowest in six years time.

Janet Carmosky to appear in first China Weekly Hangout

US-based China veteran Janet Carmosky will appear tomorrow in the first China Weekly Hangout, focusing on the recent trend among some high-profile foreigners, leaving China with some fanfare. The China Weekly is going to be a weekly live feature, broadcast on YouTube.

Dealing with a tsunami of information – Jeremy Goldkorn

Over 500 million Chinese are on internet, and 300 million have a Twitter-like weibo account, causing a tsunami of information that is hard to manage, tells internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn in the Deutsche Well. That offers the citizens an inprecedented freedom, despite censorship.