Posts Tagged ‘Regulation’

GSK “Led” Scandal Fallout Smacks Entire Industry Across the Face

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:00 No Comments

There is NOTHING, and I repeat, NOTHING like having an executive open up at a conference about a crisis their industry is following. Particularly when they are attempting to make their company look better than the “others”, try to justify why it was “industry practice”, and then lament that all the back doors to “diffusion […]

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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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When the Truth Hurts, Make it More Difficult to Find

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:37 No Comments

“I want to tell everyone that they are wrong, our data is independently verified and it all matches up” – Sheng Laiyun, spokesman of the national bureau of statistics Nobody likes to hear bad news, and in China where local officials have a long and storied history of hiding the truth and there are more […]

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Logistics Roundup: January 13, 2008

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:09 No Comments

Important Announcement Major shipping, aviation funds to boost reforms Wal-Mart, Carrefour Spur Local Logistics Alliance China Eastern Airlines to post ‘significant loss’ for 2008 China railways: Slowing economy means flat rail cargo volume for 2009 Read the rest of the news after the break.

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UN Report On China’s Infrastructure for Food Safety

Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:06 No Comments

Following my post last week, the UN released the 30 page report Advancing Food Safety in China. PDF Here Primarily written in response to, and as a study of, the recent milk contamination cases, this paper is an excellent guide for those who are looking to understand more about the regulatory environment, the agencies, and […]

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Paulson to Next Adminstration. Keep the US China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED)

Monday, October 6, 2008 20:15 2 Comments

In Foreign Affairs this month comes a piece by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called A Strategic Economic Engagement Strengthening U.S.-Chinese Ties . A state of affairs piece, the message throughout the article is clear. Regardless of who will be the next President of the United States, the SED needs to remain in place. With […]

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Not Knowing The Laws of China Will Come Back To Haunt you

Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:52 3 Comments

I have come to understand the basic fact of China that the less you know about China, and China’s laws are no exception to this. It is something that applies to those looking to enter (or expand) when making investment decisions and when looking at joint venture partners at the highest level, and how firms […]

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Prologis Report: China’s Special Economic Zones and National Industrial Parks

Monday, June 9, 2008 15:51 No Comments

ProLogis, a company I have written about on several occasions, has just released a very interesting report entitled China’s Special Economic Zones and National Industrial Parks — Door Openers to Economic Reform that I would recommend anyone interested in understanding the background behind China’s EDTZ and SEZs. This report is really strong on the history […]

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