Posts Tagged ‘Regulation’

Z Visa Update: The Bigger Picture

Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:04 50 Comments

6 months after I started reporting on the clampdown on visas, it is now a full blown party with major newspapers and blogs all reporting pretty thoroughly on the issue. A new piece of information that I have to add at what I have already seen at the other sites, that no one else has […]

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China’s Economic Growth Vs. China’s Environment

Sunday, May 11, 2008 8:47 1 Comment

Under normal circumstances, I would post an environmentally related post like this only on Crossroads, but this is no normal post. For regular readers, you will know that one of the things that I follow closely, and one of the things that I worry about more frequently, is sustainability of resources in China… particularly water […]

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Another Step Forward for China

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 0:21 2 Comments

Last year, specifically last summer, was an inflection point.. some say a tipping point.. for China. news stories surrounding Taihu, Slave labor, product safety, and cardboard dumplings had a huge effect on China’s policy makers. It is something that I have covered on a number posts on All Roads (Summer 2007: A Catalyst for Environment […]

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Regulations in China: Are You Prepared? Are Ready? Are You OK?

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 0:24 5 Comments

More than anything else, when speaking to investors who know China well, it is China’s ability to seemingly care little about them when releasing regulations that tends to frustrate, irritate, and be of concern to them. It is something that we saw on perhaps the largest scale last week when thousands of residents and visitors […]

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Want a Chinese F Visa? Here is How to Get it… If You are a UK Citizen

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:10 1 Comment

Just received the below in an email. Comes from British Chamber of Commerce, and if true, then it looks like I was right… going forward it is going to be much more difficult to get F visas. Visa Situation Update The British Embassy lobbied the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing and have now secured […]

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USTI Report on China: Description of Selected Government Practices and Policies Affecting Decision-Making in the Economy

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:29 Comments Off on USTI Report on China: Description of Selected Government Practices and Policies Affecting Decision-Making in the Economy

U.S International Trade Commission has just released a 270 page report entitled Description of Selected Government Practices and Policies Affecting Decision-Making in the Economy, and while this report is long in title and content, it has a lot of information about just how decisions are made: The Committee requested that this first study describe the […]

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China’s Ongoing Water Woes

Thursday, April 17, 2008 12:43 2 Comments

Shanghai Daily spilled the beans in their Early algae outbreak threatens Taihu Lake again that should make everyone perk their ears up and pay attention. For me, there are no greater problems in china on a long term basis than water. It is one of thefundamentals that go along with shelter and food in the […]

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Liu Mingkang on HARDtalk

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 22:34 3 Comments

[youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxuBUpJ5qy0[/youtube] Liu Mingkang, Chairman of CBRC and PBOC, is interviewed by Stephen Sackur for the show HARDTalk. the interview covers a range of issues, including China’s economic decoupling – and U.S./ E.U. reverse coupling Balance of Power – U.S. economy getting weaker/ China getting stronger Banking industry in China Chairman Liu does a […]

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