China Raises the Stakes, A Comrade in Arms, and USCBC Export Stats

Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:07
Posted in category The Big Picture

China threatens to trigger US dollar crash @ Daily Telegraph
this article (and other like it) are inflammatory, assuming a lot, meant to sub salt in open sores, and are generally something I would dismiss as just another ad generator (China bashing is popular)… but this article (and others like it) are important for everyone in the U.S., in China, Sourcing from China, selling into China, or has a U.S. dollar denominated asset, and it is because China will flush the dollar down the drain, but because the RMB is gaining strength, and by studying the worst case scenario, executives will be able to plan for the steady she goes scenario.

Personal Responsibility in China Exporting @ Silk Road International
For the last few weeks, I have begun feeling a bit lonely in my views that firms need to start accepting the fact that they are responsible for maintaining the integrity of their supply chain, and their brand. However, Silk Road has come out with a very well written, and well balanced, post on why firms need to stop relying on their suppliers to fulfill the role of quality assurance and install their own teams. for those looking for an example of what happens when you let down your guard, read this WSJ write up on the Mattel recall.

Remember it is not about trust, it is about risk. Outsourcing your QC is outsourcing your brand management.

Trade with China by Congressional District @ The Club for Growth
Perhaps one of the most interesting reports I have seen in a while, The Club for Growth has recently reviewed the findings of a U.S. China Business Council data that shows trade figures BY DISTRICT. Readers can access the original files here, and I highly suggest everyone in the U.S. to look at your district to see how you region fares when it comes to trading with China. Hats off to Andrew Roth for finding this, and hats off to the USCBC for providing it.

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  1. china » Blog Archive » China to map ‘every inch’ of moon surface says:

    August 12th, 2007 at 8:29 pm

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