Category Archives: finance

Why the US needs China to manipulate its currency – Janet Carmosky

Because China has a trade deficit, it has to buy treasury bonds, Janet Carmosky explains in the next sequel of “China What?”. Some American politicians want China to stop buying those bonds, but it is not in the interest of the US citizens when China stops doing that, says Carmosky.

No market forces for the Renminbi – Arthur Kroeber

While the US administration is falling short of calling China a “currency manipulator”, US fear for the Chinese currency still prevail. In Foreign Policy economic analyst Arthur Kroeber argues why its financial authorities do not trust the markets to set its rates.

Pay back time for the Beijing Olympics – Victor Shih

Bonds from 15 local government agencies worth US$ 2.5 billions to finance the Beijing Olympics are due, and financial and political analyst Victor Shih tells Bloomberg that is reason enough to keep a close eye on how China is going to pay back its debts.

Why Tudou is on the wrong track – Shaun Rein

China’s second largest video sharing firm Tudou launched last week successfully at Nasdaq, and business analyst Shaun Rein discovered they want “buy things”. Wrong, he argues in CNBC: Tudou should focus on its sustainability and become profitable.

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?