Category Archives: Chengdu

Cracks in China’s leadership unity – Victor Shih

Is it like the Gang of Four in 1976? Or Tiananmen in 1989? Or the dismissal of Chen Liangyu in 2006? Commentators struggle to find a comparison. The downfall of Bo Xilai certainly showed cracks in the varnish of unity among China’s leaders, tells political analyst Victor Shih in the Voice of America.

Bo Xilai: still an open wound – Victor Shih

The political trouble surrounding political big-shot Bo Xi-lai has still not been solved, tells political and financial analyst Victor Shih in Business Week. More than a week after he sent 100 police men to surround the US consulate in Chengdu to fetch Wang Lijun, Beijing still has to act.

Chinese consumers are buying status – Paul French

For many the purchasing habits of Chinese consumers are hard to gauge. Retail expert Paul French tells in The Telegraph why Chinese buy what and were. “Chinese consumers are still buying status.” But what gives status, might vary from other consumers.

“The spirit of the East and the West” – Helen Wang

Book author Helen Wang got a feature in the Chengdu fashion magazine “Grace”, describing her as “the spirit of the East and the West”. On her weblog Helen Wang describes her latest success.

Who are China’s luxury shoppers? – Helen Wang

China’s middle class looks definitely different from the American middle class. Author Helen Wang discusses with the editor of Chengdu Today the profile of China’s luxury shoppers and analyzes their profiles on her weblog.

Thursday book talk in Chengdu – Bill Dodson

Bill Dodson The Chengdu Bookworm, part of the famous chain of book stores, will host a book talk by Bill Dodson on his book China Inside Out on Thursday 24…

Test flight for J-20 fighter – Wendell Minnick

Image via Wikipedia China has conducted its first test flights with the Chengdu J-20 Black Eager stealth fighter; reports Wendell Minnick in Defense News. According to Chinese-language news reports, a…

Dodson, Bill

Bill Dodson is the author of “China Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and its Relationship with the World.” A highly animated and energetic speaker, he presents in a clear way the trends impacting China’s markets, business interests invested in the country and international relations with other nations. In the summer of 2012, his new book is expected: China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries and Innovations Driving the Mainlands Golden Future. He travels from Suzhou.