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Will Chinese Pay Extra to Firms With Purpose?

Friday, August 17, 2012 8:24 2 Comments

Playing off my previous posts, Could a Shared Economy Work in China? and Do Chinese Consumers Care? Really?, a recent Edelman goodpurpose study, which surveyed 500 people across 16 countries, came to the conclusion that Chinese consumers are more likely than their U.S. counterparts to buy items that are “good” and support responsible businesses. something […]

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Is BYD Bombed Out?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:57 1 Comment

With the recent news that several of BYD’s largest shareholders have been dumping their shares in the market, speculation about BYD’s future were reignited once again. Data from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange show that 53.77 million shares, or 2.3% of BYD’s total outstanding stock, had been sold through the exchange’s block trading system at prices […]

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When the Truth Hurts, Make it More Difficult to Find

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:37 Comments Off on When the Truth Hurts, Make it More Difficult to Find

“I want to tell everyone that they are wrong, our data is independently verified and it all matches up” – Sheng Laiyun, spokesman of the national bureau of statistics Nobody likes to hear bad news, and in China where local officials have a long and storied history of hiding the truth and there are more […]

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The Opportunities of Urbanized China Cannot be Ignored.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:46 Comments Off on The Opportunities of Urbanized China Cannot be Ignored.

In the recent HBR report Where the Next Wave of Urban Growth Will Come  by Richard Dobbs and Jaana Remes ,reviews the recent McKinsey Study Urban world: Cities and the rise of the consuming class and has picked out a number of what they believe will be the fastest growing markets (by city) for a number […]

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78% of Tencent Users Dispise China’s Rich. No Wonder They are Exiting

Monday, July 16, 2012 8:58 Comments Off on 78% of Tencent Users Dispise China’s Rich. No Wonder They are Exiting

There are fewer divides more tenuous than the growing disparity between the rich and the poor in China. Unlike in previous years where the focus of conversations focused largely on how the rich were exploiting the poor on the factory floor and on the street corner.  Issues of affordable housing, environmental contamination, and access to […]

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China GDP Growth hits 3 year low.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 5:53 1 Comment

I don’t think it came as a surprise to many that China’s growth figures for the last quarter were going to be low, as the media coverage like As China’s growth rate drops and China’s Growth Slows to Three-Year Low of 7.6% would suggest.  Some are taking the extreme view that China is headed (immediately) […]

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Soaring Meat Consumption in China Has Global Implications

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:06 2 Comments

After writing the piece China’s Energy Gaps Create Opportunities last week, a few different articles came across my RSS reader that highlighted the need for a food post as well. Food is one of those things that I do not think gets enough attention. There are certainly more than enough stories about food safety in […]

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China’s Energy Gaps Create Opportunities

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:41 2 Comments

With China’s ever increasing appetite for energy resources increasing, and the continued gaps that lead to the various energy related outages that can occur in a country moving as fast as China is, opportunities are going to continue to avail themselves for those with solutions. The recent article China ‘can still lead’ in green cars […]

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