News Roundup: China After the Olympics, Profiting on the Basics, and Greyjing is Coined

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:30
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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 chosen to highlight as each are quite interesting, they are all relevant, and there are issues within each that I think you the reader should be aware of.

If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section.

China after the Olympics: Lessons from Beijing
there has been a lot of coverage about the measures taken to prepare for the Beijing games – water diverted, cars pulled off the road, organic pigs raised, and so on – but it is important to remember that when the games are over and everyone goes home, the residents of Biejing (and the rest of China) will continue to breath the air, drink the water, eat the food, and sit in traffic. This report, looks at the commitments made to the environment, what was done, what should have done, and where that leaves everyone ones the curtain comes down.

China Driving Force for Long-term Commodities Bull Market
Many investing in China, or looking to invest in China, are looking for “the deal”.. or “the angle”.. or to get information that will give them an insight into a corporate scandal in the waiting.  For many who are on the ground, the story is a bit different.  It is about China’s role on commodities like copper, coal, cement, steel…  and basic consumable like water, corn, soy, etc… that are the most interesting.. and in my view, the most profitable.

Beijing Olympics: Emergency anti-smog plan announced for ‘Greyjing’
the birth of a new word… Greyjing

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