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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.