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Chiquita Sells 100 Years of Safe and Fresh Food to Chinese Consumers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 22:03 Comments Off on Chiquita Sells 100 Years of Safe and Fresh Food to Chinese Consumers

   In a market where consumers are on edge about what they are eating, there are going to be opportunities for firms with a brand supported by safe to enter the market.  In China, this market has recently been filled by the importation of products that were easily transportable, and an explosion in the organics […]

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IBM Pork Traceability Project. Disrupting Business as Usual in Shandong

Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:42 Comments Off on IBM Pork Traceability Project. Disrupting Business as Usual in Shandong

Last year, Jack Ma said in an interview with Charlie Rose that the biggest business opportunities (in China) would be those that fix China’s problems, and if you have been following IBM in china they are clearly showing an interest. A statement I completely agree with, and as an example of where I feel foreign […]

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Derailed Economic Models Pose a Threat to Rail Safety?

Monday, August 13, 2012 7:32 Comments Off on Derailed Economic Models Pose a Threat to Rail Safety?

Wenzhou high speed train accident aside, China’s rail road offers perhaps that safest form of transportation in China, but a couple of recent stories suggest that this record may see other accidents due to the fact that many (if not all) of China’s rail investments are built on poor economics.. and are crushing those who […]

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Urban Population 51.27% | Rural Population 48.73%

Thursday, January 19, 2012 18:38 2 Comments

It’s official.  There are now more Chinese who call home in one of China’s urban centers than those who remain on the farm.  It is a process that began in the late 70s with Deng Xiao Ping opening up China’s economy, and according to the McKinsey study “Preparing for China’s Urban Billion” it is a […]

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Yangtze River Hitting Bottom

Saturday, May 7, 2011 6:43 Comments Off on Yangtze River Hitting Bottom

Least week, during the May holiday, I spent 4 days aboard the Yangtze Explorer going up the river from Yichang to Chongqing, and as you can see from the pictures above the river was far from full. Explained as “normal” by almost all the tour guides (who also told us that everyone was happy after […]

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St. Louis, Gateway to the West, to Become Gateway to East too

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 22:44 2 Comments

Growing up in St Louis Missouri offered a life very different than that I have found in Shanghai.  Very. Yet, it is a city that shares a lot in common with some of the more interesting, and successful cities, I have found in China. Located at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, St. […]

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China’s High Speed Rail Coming to US?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 2:35 6 Comments

One of the more common “China” questions asked over the last years has been “When would China begin exporting brands?”. There have of course been the anecdotal exceptions like Haier and TsingTao that people hold up as successful cases, and there was some talk that Chinese firms would leverage their cash positions to scoop up […]

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Wuhan to Guangzhou in 3 Hours!

Monday, December 28, 2009 9:22 2 Comments

With the launch of its newest, fastest, and most expensive rail projects, you too can now pass through 20 cities, go over 600 bridges, and pass through 200 tunnels to on your way from Wuhan to Guangzhou to help to create better cooperation between Hubei, Hunan, and Guangdong. … and in about 1/3 of the […]

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