Posts Tagged ‘environment’

China’s Economy, Urbanization, and Smog

Sunday, January 27, 2013 13:17 No Comments

[youtube][/youtube] Last week Fons Tuinstra and I spent 30 minutes speaking about the issues that China is facing with smog.  More than an isolated incident that is contained in Beijing, and due to a number of systems that are running inefficiently, the conversation focused less on cleaning up energy supplies or taking cars off the […]

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Urban Population 51.27% | Rural Population 48.73%

Thursday, January 19, 2012 18:38 2 Comments

It’s official.  There are now more Chinese who call home in one of China’s urban centers than those who remain on the farm.  It is a process that began in the late 70s with Deng Xiao Ping opening up China’s economy, and according to the McKinsey study “Preparing for China’s Urban Billion” it is a […]

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What Does 2012 Have in Store for Foreign Business in China?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 12:12 1 Comment

Will 2011 behind us, and the 2012 campaign election (in the U.S.) and leadership transition (in China) under full steam, I thought it would be a good time to write a post about what I see coming up this year.  It is in part catalyzed by some discussions I have been having with friends, posts […]

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5 Super Ministries Announced: Administrative Grid Lock Coming to China

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:39 7 Comments

For anyone who thought consutructing a JV in China was difficult, here is a story for you. With the NPC now half complete, the curtain was brought up and 5 new super ministries have been unveiled: Ministry of Industry and Information Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security Ministry of Environmental Protection Ministry of Housing […]

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 17:09 31 Comments

An area that I have been working more and more on is sustainability, and for those of you who are following Crossroads, you will know that water is a HUGE area of concern for me.. and for China. Well, apparently, while I have been writing there are others who have been discussing the real threat […]

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The Real Meaning of Public Hearings in Xiamen

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 10:03 1 Comment

Of all the The China Daily headlines I have seen, none were as important to me than Locals oppose Xiamen chemical plant at public hearings Following my previous post on the changing environment in China’s environment, it is clear to me that unlike many previous dog and pony shows we have seen before, that there […]

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Summer 2007: A Catalyst for Environment Change in China

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 1:36 6 Comments

The summer of 2007, will be shown as a turning point in China’s development. Everyday there was news that brought to light many of the issues China is having to address when managing when managing this economy. There were high profile cases in areas of the environment, manufacturing, labor, health, and so on. One of […]

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Want to Invest in Suzhou? Evaluate Your Impact

Monday, July 23, 2007 8:24 No Comments

If you believe all the stories you hear in China, then investing in a factory in China used to be easy. Throw the carrot of FDI in front of park, and the rest will take care of itself. Land will be cleared, chops chopped, labor arranged, etc. For many parks mixing industries was not seen […]

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