Category Archives: finance

Corruption stifles genuine entrepreneurship – Victor Shih

Political scientist Victor Shih looks in The Financial Times into the trial of government officials after the Shanghai fire, costing 58 lives last November. “A disturbing pattern of corruption, which is endangering the lives of millions around China.”

Sharing the stage at Tudou’s IPO – Marc van der Chijs

Tudou co-founder Marc van der Chijs took the stage with key team members, like CEO Gary Wang, as the video sharing company hit Nasdaq yesterday with their IPO. An amazing achievement in a troublesome time for stock markets.

China tied by inflation and debts – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via FlickrChina will not be able to play a role in mitigating a new financial crisis, like it did in 2008 at the first dip, writes…

How the US downgrade affects China’s inflation – Shaun Rein

The world’s major stock markets braced for a black Monday, but also China’s financial policy makers have had a sleepless weekend over the US downgrade by S&P, Shaun Rein writes in the CNBC. They get now very vocal on the financial problems of the US.

Corruption and executions in Suzhou – Bill Dodson

Suzhou resident Bill Dodson talks about the executing of his corrupt vice-mayor to Paul French of the Ethical Corporation in a podcast. Local debts are becoming a liability and local officials paying with their lives. A look behind China’s corrupt economy.

The dangers of capital flight from China – Victor Shih

Political and finance analyst professor Victor Shih discusses the changes of massive capital flight from China. The amount of 3 trillion US dollar could leave the country, he argues in this video.How much value has its officially formidable foreign exchange reserve?

Sentiment against China Internet stocks – Shaun Rein

China’s Internet companies are delaying listings in the US and for good reason, business analyst Shaun Rein explains in the US-edition of the China Daily. Negative sentiments rule even among the often too optimistic US investors when they look at China.

Credit crunch leads to slowdown – Victor Shih

Credits by Chinese banks are on a leash, cashing a slowdown in China’s breakneck growth speed. Financial and political analyst Victor Shih explains in Business Week how that works out.

China can deal with sky-high debts – Victor Shih

China’s debts could be as high as 150% of its GDP, higher than that of the US and Greece, says political analyst Victor Shih in Aljazeera. But is should reform its inefficient economy to deal with that debt.

China’s local debts still higher than officially estimated – Victor Shih

China’s financial institutions have been releasing assessments on the total of debts local governments have, writes Victor Shih in a guest blog at the Financial Times. But they are not yet close to the real debts of 15 to 20 trillion Renminbi.