Category Archives: economy

Why China does not need Home Depot – Paul French

Image via Wikipedia What foreign companies, trying to tap into the China market, regularly forget is that there is no need for their services, tells retail analyst Paul French at…

Can China deliver on its five-year plan? – Helen Wang

Helen Wang Increased domestic consumption and sustainable growth are key in the country’s new five-year plan. But can it deliver on two critical issues, beating inflation and affordable housing, author…

Fat profits for foreign firms in China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Foreign firms in China currently make fat margins, showing the strenght of the economy,¬†Shaun Rein tells Bloomberg, despite high profile failures like Barbie, Home…

Five books on China’s economy – Victor Shih

State-driven by Getty Images via @daylife Leading political economist Victor Shih reviews five books he recommends on China’s economy for The Browser. Number one is Huang Yasheng‘s Capitalism with Chinese…

As no.2, China cannot hide anymore – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr While China’s rank as the second economy in the world means little in material terms, it has an important psychological effect on its international…

How Ivory Coast dropped in wealth, compared to China – Howard French

Howard French by Fantake via Flickr When Howard French arrived in the 1980s arrived as a foreign correspondent in Ivory Coast it was doing much better than China, he reports…

Scary China bubble develops in the US – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Import into China is growing, the Renminbi might slight appreciate after the Christmas shopping is done and the government is addressing overheating in real…

No trade backlash against China – Shaun Rein

Image by Fantake via Flickr Is there a danger of a trade backlash from the US and Europe against China’s as both Western economy continue to lose momentum. That risk…

Defining China’s middle class – Helen Wang

Helen Wang by Fantake via Flickr In her newly released book The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You, Helen Wang…

Food price controls temporary – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Shaun Rein goes on air in CNBC to explain the confines of the recent food controls imposed by the Chinese authorities to control inflation….