Weekly Roundup: VC in China, Stop Hyping “China”, and Effect of Sinking U.S. Economy

Monday, January 14, 2008 1:20

With so much going on in China, and only a limited amount of bandwidth, I have created this weekly post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting.

This week there are 3 articles that I have put into the mix, and it begins with a look at venture capital in China, and also looks at how one bloggers view on China hyped stories, and I wrapped the list up with another article on the What Ifs of a U.S. Slowdown.

Each are quite interesting, they are all relevant, and I hope you enjoy the articles

If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section. We all have different areas of interest and bandwidth, so I hope you will take some time and post those articles!

Venture Capital in China
David Hornik over at Venture Blog has published what I think is one of the best current overviews of the challendgs VCs face in China, and those who represent venture capital. While his trip was brief, and he is not a China expert, I would say that his assessment and report is not only fair, but also quite insightful. I would disagree with him that solid entrepreneurs are difficult to find though as entrepreneurs are everywhere… it is just whether or not you can control us!

“China” as a catch-all headline cliche – the WTO column
After living in China for a while, I have found that I get a bit tired of the Hype. Sometimes it is the hype surrounding the fact that China is the new bubble, and by the same token I get a bit tired of when China becomes the token punching bag for all that is wrong in this world. Well, this week it was Fons at China Herald whose fuse blew.

Can China’s Economy Withstand a U.S. Slowdown?
A topic that is receiving a lot of attention latey, one that I covered in the posts Is China Export-Led? and Is China Export-Led?: Part 2 ( and was picked up on at the Economist and RGE monitor), is what if the U.S. slows down. Will China survive.. will the U.S. survive.

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2 Responses to “Weekly Roundup: VC in China, Stop Hyping “China”, and Effect of Sinking U.S. Economy”

  1. China Sourcing says:

    January 25th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I believe the Chinese and USA economies are deeply dependent upon one another right now but as China solidifies their place in the world economy, I believe they will ultimately replace the US as the 1st place industrial nation in the world. I also believe that China will begin to take less USA debt instruments in the very near future as their exporting to other countries grows and offsets any losses they may incur by not purchasing that debt.

  2. Rich says:

    January 26th, 2008 at 3:21 am

    China Sourcing,

    With regard to the second point, I agree. china will reduce their exposure to the USD, however there is a big problem in this given the fact that someone needs to buy USD in order to keep it strong. So, if China moves away too fast, it could hurt them as much as it protects them.

    With regard to the first point, you need to me more specific. while I agree that China is rising in many ways, there are a lot of barriers in the way of continued 11% growth. the fact is that China is having a hard time bringing the most important materials to sustain the economy, and if they do not address these issues the problems will begin to really impact the economy.