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Google and China: In or Out?

A lawyer friend of mine once told me about a particularly humorous negotiating session he had in Hong Kong in the 1990’s. At a critical point in the negotiations, it seems, the Chinese counterpart to his Western client kept repeating, in cryptic fashion, the question: “In or out? In or out?” Google now has to [...]

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Copenhagen: A Failure of Leadership

It was supposed to be history in the making when representatives from 192 countries met in Copenhagen to formulate a global solution to what some believe is the biggest problem facing mankind. Instead, it degenerated into a sometimes tawdry display of finger-pointing and trading of barbs between representatives from the developed countries of the world [...]

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China Draws the Lines

Now that all of the state visits are over, Wen Jiabao, China’s premier, drew some pretty clear lines in the sand regarding China’s currency and climate change policies. Speaking at the conclusion of the EU-China summit in Nanjing, Wen said: “Some countries on the one hand want the renminbi to appreciate, but on the other [...]

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Hu’s Messages From Singapore

Hu’s Messages From Singapore

Dressed in Asian garb and smiling for the cameras, the leaders of the 21 nations that make up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) looked as though they were at a love fest in Singapore this weekend. For those who cared to read between the lines, though, President Hu Jintao of China, the country whose importance [...]

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More On Hummer

More On Hummer

It was as if China Daily had read my mind. It too noticed the dearth of information on the Hummer deal since the transaction was first announced in early June. The newspaper more than made up for it with three articles on the subject in Friday’s edition, one day after MTD’s post. A front page [...]

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The Healthcare Opportunity in China

One of my consistent messages regarding China is that, even though the country’s economy is already the third largest in the world, it is still in an embryonic stage of development. The most casual observer will readily note that many product, technology and service gaps exist in the country today, each representing a potentially exciting [...]

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More On Hummer

It was as if China Daily had read my mind. It too noticed the dearth of information on the Hummer deal since the transaction was first announced in early June. The newspaper more than made up for it, though, with three articles on the subject in Friday’s edition, one day after MTD’s post. A front [...]

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Geithner Faces China Skeptics

“Watch us…and watch what we do—in staging a strong recovery and controlling the rising deficit.” Those were the words of US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he faced Chinese skeptics at a China Daily news conference on Tuesday. On numerous occasions over the past several days, Geithner’s message was that the United States will spawn [...]

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Autos Lead the Way

As an unprecedented 1,500 foreign and domestic automakers and parts suppliers gather in Shanghai for China’s annual auto expo, China stands out as the only bright spot in an otherwise gloomy global auto industry. China’s auto sales hit a monthly record of 1.11 million vehicles in March, exceeding U.S. sales for the third month in [...]

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I Honestly Thought It Was A Typo!

As I boarded my China Eastern flight on the way back to Beijing from Shanghai on Tuesday, I grabbed a copy of the China Daily to catch up on the news. As I sat in my seat, and quickly scanned the headlines, one in particular caught my eye:  “U.S. bailout could rise to $9.7 trillion.” [...]

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