Cisco’s 16 Billion, Getting Around in China, and Carnegie’s Take on The Big Dance

Monday, November 5, 2007 2:17
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The different transportation means in China
For those that have not traveled in China, it can quite often be an adventure. I have been on buses that do 160km an hour, a train that does 400 km an hour, and several Buick regals that may have broken the sound barrier… So, when I saw this article, I thought it would be one that everyone would find beneficial. It is not filled with a crazy “I saw my life flash before my eyes” story… it just offers background on the various choices and when it is best to take a car, bus, train, or plane.

A new era? What to Make of the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
While I enjoy discussing politics, I am by no means an expert on Chinese history, politics, or policy. Fortunately for me, and you, the people at Carnegie held a discussion on Oct 24 to discuss the recent party talks… and posted their discussion for us. “Moderated by Carnegie President Jessica Mathews, the event evaluated the implications of the 17th Party Congress on China’s future policies from the political, economic, and military perspective”.

Cisco Announces $16 Billion Investment in China
14 billion for doubling its production capacity in China, 400 million into consumer financing, 350 million in start-up investments, and 300 innovation centers, and 17.5 million for Alibaba.. of course, in an effort to appear more than just big money, Cisco is committed to being green too

When Secretaries Attacked
Josh (formerly of Daily Tea Leaves and China Briefing) has set up Cup of Cha (Tea) and has written up a fantastic quip about a couple of run ins with the secretary office. The bit about the fruit is classic.

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