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What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:44 No Comments

For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for whatever reason I was immune. But, those days […]

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Fighting China’s Smog Comes With A Price.

Monday, January 27, 2014 2:40 No Comments

When the first “Airpocalypse” descended last year, I was asked by a member of the media what could be done to “solve” the crisis. A loaded question no doubt, but in thinking about the fact that China’s economy will double by 2025, and its energy package will need to be 400% of today’s, there was […]

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Thorium to Power Chinese Cities, Economies, and Cars

Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:54 No Comments

Refocusing for a minute on the energy issue again, one of the more interesting presentations I came across earlier in the year was of Jiang Zimin’s son presenting China’s case for Thorium at a recent conference. A source of “clean” energy that is rarely mentioned, as compared to solar, wind, etc, Thorium has been receiving […]

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Is it Too Late to Enter China?

Monday, November 18, 2013 4:43 2 Comments

In his recent piece for the Huffington Post entitled China 2014: Too Little, Too Late for Newbies, Tom Doctroff starts off with a bang 2014 will be the year leaders of consumer goods producers realize that it may be too late to enter China. If you haven’t established significant scale already, you probably never will. […]

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Intent and Growth Reductions Won’t Solve Smog.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 16:05 1 Comment

With Northern provinces already beginning to feel the bite of winter, the next few months are going to prove interesting for China as the air grows thick with pollution. There have already been reports that the air is growing thicker, with Harbin  being the worst to date, but as I have been discussing over the last […]

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Is China Really Getting More Difficult?

Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:52 1 Comment

A debate over whether China is or is not a friendly place for foreign firms has been brewing for a few years, and while the economic model of foreign firms has been a hot topic lately, I am wondering if recent the recent debate is one that is recycled news or if there is something […]

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Water Scarcity in China: Urbanization, Food, and Energy

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:51 No Comments

Over the last couple of days there have been a couple of stories about water in China, and the fact that it is/ will be China’s primary limit to growth. As with many stories, they do not have the time to get into the nitty gritty or to present the problem in a way that […]

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China Buys Smithfood. BE Afraid. Be VERY Afraid

Sunday, June 2, 2013 7:50 7 Comments

Chinese firm, Shenghua International, has offered up nearly 5 billion USD for Smithfield Foods. The world’s largest pork producer. It is a deal that I have I have to admit I didn’t see coming, but largely because the memories of Shanghai’s flotilla of pork is still fresh.  Setting that aside, and aligning with the  fact […]

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