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The 2009 new year resolution: becoming a speaker

William Bao Beanby Fons1 via FlickrThe year 2009 has started with a rather large number of people asking to become a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. Of course, we…

A happy 2009

Image via WikipediaFor the first time in almost two decades I’m enjoying a New Year in Europe. I hope you all enjoyed it too, or will do so later this…

CCP cadres: capabilities over connections – Victor Shih

Victor Shih China’s communist party (CCP) is revamping its way to select its cadres, asking for capabilities rather than connections, writes assistant professor Victor Shih in his weblog. According to…

FDI is not declining, but changing – Amy Sommers

Amy Sommersby Fons1 via FlickrForeign Direct Investment (FDI) has been supporting China’s economic reform, but since 2007 its character has been changing, not declining, writes Shanghai-based lawyer Amy Sommers in…

Roy Graff joins the China Speakers Bureau

Roy Graff Roy Graff, one of the leading voices on China’s tourism and hospitality industry has joined the China Speakers Bureau. Roy holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and Economics…

Starbucks hit hard by tightfisted foreigners – Shaun Rein

Image via WikipediaStarbucks is one of the enterprises in China that is being hit hard by the global downturn, harder than others, writes Shaun Rein in Seeking Alpha, because they…

Chinese consumers full of confidence – Shaun Rein

Shaun Reinby Fons1 via FlickrContrary to what Western media report, China’s consumers are still going strong, writes Shaun Rein, director of the China Market Research Group (CMR) in Shanghai in…

New CSB newsletter is out

Zhang Lijiaby Fons1 via FlickrToday we published the December newsletter of the China Speakers Bureau. For the readers of this weblog there might not be very much new, but we…

Anti-Chinese feelings on the rise in the US – Richard Kuslan

Richard Kuslan A rising tide against China and imports from China, notes Richard Kuslan in the US, here in his weblog, triggered off by recalls of cars from China. The…

China’s banks under threat of rescue plan – Victor Shih

Victor Shih In a decade China’s banks have changed from government counters for handing out money into professional financial institutions. But the recent four trillion Renminbi rescue plan might push…

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