Weekly Roundup: Taxing Cars, Not All Exports are Equal, and Hyporitic Reporters

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:01
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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 finds a way to cut car imports without offending the WTO
Last week, China passed a new structure that will effectively tax cars with lower emissions at a higher level, and I love the structure in theory.  As anyone in China knows though, when you are already paying up to 100% premium for a Ferrari in China, and extra 5% is not really going to detour anyone.

Are all products “made in China” equally bad for the environment?
following the recent release of several research reports looking at the role of China’s trade impact on the environment, and interesting article on whether or not different products contribute more/ less  to this issue.

Acting like western bulls in a China shop

I can’t remember an Olympics with so much underlying bitchery about the host country.

Over the 17 days of the Olympics, a new sport emerged, a blood sport where reporters literally looked for stories in China.

Certainly made easy for them at times, I am personally looking forward to days where the amateur hacks are back in their own markets filing taxes. Why I like this article, is that it is really the first piece that looks at this and rightfully asserts that the world got exactly what it wanted, and China in many ways did exactly what was expected…. lip syncing 9 year olds and all.

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