Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

12 Days to Beijing Games. Bird Nest Barely Visible

Sunday, July 27, 2008 0:57 2 Comments

Picture provides perspective, and given the density of the smog I would expect factories to be asked to take the next week off. Full Story here. UPDATE:  guardian has just loaded the article Beijing may expand pollution-cutting scheme where the reporters state: Beijing had not experienced a “blue sky day”, when the air pollution index […]

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Business Visa Ban in 5 Chinese Cities: Just in Time for Christmas

Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:25 4 Comments

For those of you who were alseep last year, there was an issue related to quality control and product safety that rocked US consumers and gave everyone at CNN something to talk about. My position at the time was that it was firms like Mattel and FTS tire Import who were to blame for not […]

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DHL Olympic Update Version 6 Now Available

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 20:56 3 Comments

Was sent the recent Olympic update by DHL Shanghai. If you would like for me to send it to you, just send me an email. It is about 6MB in size.

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Smaller Smelters Agree Over Output Cuts

Monday, July 14, 2008 22:00 2 Comments

For those of you who are using metals in your products, or are speculating in the metals market, here is some news that you should pay attention to. Smaller smelters agree over output cuts With 20% of steel production offline for Olympic pollution concerns, it looks like other smelters are being taken down as well […]

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Why Manufacturers Should Pay Attention to Shanghai Blackouts

Monday, July 7, 2008 6:40 Comments Off on Why Manufacturers Should Pay Attention to Shanghai Blackouts

Going back to some of my earliest posts on the Olympic Shutdown, I mentioned that there were three hot buttons for firms operating in China to consider when assessing their risk of shutdown. The first was the level of air pollution in Beijing, and we have all seen in the last week that the government […]

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Beijing Smog 5 Times WHO Safety Limits – More Shutdowns are Certain

Sunday, July 6, 2008 20:33 1 Comment

As I began writing about 6 months ago, the end of June/ beginning of July would prove to be critical. It was the time frame I was given as a deadline for when Beijing would begin making the decisions of when and where to shut down factories and begin taking aggressive steps to clean the […]

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Tianjin Removes Vehicles and Closes Factories for Olympics, Tangshan Too

Sunday, July 6, 2008 8:47 Comments Off on Tianjin Removes Vehicles and Closes Factories for Olympics, Tangshan Too

In case anyone felt that Tianjin or Tangshan were a safe bet for Plan B during the Olympics, I have some bad news for you. Tianjin to limit building construction, factory pollution during Olympics Tianjin, one of the co-host cities of the Beijing Olympic Games, is to ban construction at key building sites and limit […]

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DHL China Updates Their Olympic Contingency Plan for Logistics

Thursday, July 3, 2008 23:34 Comments Off on DHL China Updates Their Olympic Contingency Plan for Logistics

I have just received the latest contingency plan from my friends at DHL. Major update includes: Traffic control Traffic to skirt around BJ AFR DG embargo regulation OFR Tianjin Standby warehouse For the previous plan, you can go to DHL’s Beijing Olympics Memo & Contingency Plan If you would like me to send to you, […]

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