Posts Tagged ‘Investment’

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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[Follow Up] Who Is Up for Another Round of Joint Ventures?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:49 1 Comment

Following up on my post last week Who Is Up for Another Round of Joint Ventures?, both Pfizer and Merck made an announcement that they have both entered into JV agreements with local firms to distribute their generic drugs in China” On Sept. 13, the world’s largest drug company Pfizer and China’s Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical […]

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Derailed Economic Models Pose a Threat to Rail Safety?

Monday, August 13, 2012 7:32 No Comments

Wenzhou high speed train accident aside, China’s rail road offers perhaps that safest form of transportation in China, but a couple of recent stories suggest that this record may see other accidents due to the fact that many (if not all) of China’s rail investments are built on poor economics.. and are crushing those who […]

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GE’s Finds China (too) Hard. Should Everyone Give Up?

Thursday, May 17, 2012 0:24 No Comments

Whether it is the costs of doing business in China, or the impact of domestic innovation purchasing schemes, many firms are beginning to take a look at their business model in China and find that it is hard(er) to make money in China than originally thought. In my mind, this has been a long time […]

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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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Chinese Employees are Going for More Frequent Walks

Monday, July 19, 2010 1:43 No Comments

The last few months have been filled with labor issues, and while the Foxconn issues received perhaps the most coverage, the recent Reuters Factbox: China Labor Strikes led me to ask one of my interns to see what else she could find in a couple hours on the internet… and it was clear that beyond […]

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Would You Short China?

Monday, January 18, 2010 5:43 12 Comments

One of the more interesting discussions I had last week was surrounding how one (a firm or an individual) could position themselves against China in the markets. That, if one believed, China’s economy was in a bubble – and that the bubble was going to pop – how would one position themselves favorably. It was […]

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Chengdu Investment News: September 18

Friday, September 18, 2009 9:19 No Comments

1. Comparing urban education competitiveness, Chengdu ranking fourth The study report on Educational Competitiveness of Chinese Cities released on August 30th by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences shows that among 15 deputy provincial cities in China, Shenzhen ranks first in terms of educational comprehensive competitiveness, and Chengdu ranks fourth. 2. FAW new-energy passenger car to […]

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