China over the World, June 9th, 2017

Chinese men and women friends tell me they don’t carry purses or wallets anymore, only a mobile phone, which they use for everything — including for buying vegetables from street vendors. Continue reading

Chinese Comrades, September 23rd, 2015

The insecurity underpinning Xi Jinping’s repression Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting with five U.S. governors in Seattle on Tuesday. (Matt Mills Mcknight/Reuters) There are increasing, if dimly perceived, signs that internal political struggles are again occurring within … Continue reading

Great Wall of China beyond, September 3rd, 2015

One of the most jarring yet subtle aspects of my experience with Mandarin Chinese was the counterintuitive use—or lack of use—of thank you (xiexie), please (qing), and other softeners like “would,” “could,” “I’m sorry,” and “excuse me” that liberally season … Continue reading

China under stress, April 5th, 2015

When a middle class arises and the struggle for survival is less of a burden, leisure time accumulates, which presses upon governments for participation from their citizens. “Xi needs popular support, but he is afraid of the public having real … Continue reading

New Normal in China, February 7th, 2015

Hard times return as China bids to bring its economic miracle to an end Beijing insists slow growth is part of a plan to bring years of explosive expansion under control. But the global slowdown may make it hard to … Continue reading

Ambitious China, December 1st, 2014

…Mr. Xi did not mention the United States by name but took an unmistakable jab at Washington, saying, “The growing trend toward a multipolar world will not change,” a reference to the Chinese view that America’s post-Cold-War role as the sole superpower is drawing to a close. Continue reading

China cult of personality, August 21st, 2014

August 13, 2014 5:12 pm America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas By Christopher Layne The spiral of animosity is largely a creation of American policy, writes Christopher Layne Do the events that led to the outbreak of … Continue reading

Chinese Consumption, May 7th, 2014

@RiskAdjustedReturnChina’s Global Ranking: • Economic: Nominal GDP (2) PPP GDP (2) Net Investment Position (1) Labour Force (1) Gross Savings (1) Total Investment (1) Manufacturing (1) Household Consumption (3) Trade (1) Exports (1) Imports (2) Annual FDI (2) Total FDI … Continue reading

Chinese Military Culture, April 20th, 2014

As budgets soar, China still fears its military isn’t growing fast enough     When China looks at its own army, it is often with fears that it is not big enough and is lacking in competence and modernization.           … Continue reading

Global China, January 7th, 2014

Why China’s Farms Are Failing

The country’s environmental problems threaten the food production system for over a billion people. Continue reading

Life in China, July 25th, 2013

U.S., China can forge a more cooperative relationship By Yang Jiechi, Published: July 8 Yang Jiechi is a state counselor of the People’s Republic of China. Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks Andy Manis for The New York … Continue reading

China IS Hacker Central, June 8th, 2013

Last month, I watched a Chinese hacker try to crack this blog. Xi’an /wp-login.php?registration=disabled 6 Xi’an / 5 Xi’an/wp-login.php 1 Massachusetts-based Akamai says 43 per cent of internet attacks originate in China according to a representative study. They said about … Continue reading

Change in China, June 4th, 2013 …By buying companies, exploiting natural resources, building infrastructure and giving loans all over the world, China is pursuing a soft but unstoppable form of economic domination. Beijing’s essentially unlimited financial resources allow the country to be a game-changing force … Continue reading

Secure Protect Your Data, February 1st, 2013

New York Times hacking revelations shed new light on China cybercrime Experts suggest that Chinese government routinely employs ‘vast army of hackers’ to carry out covert spying campaigns Despite the vociferous denials…Experts say the contours of a Chinese cyber attack … Continue reading

China Changes Leaders, November 17th, 2012

Chinese have no conception of moral absolutes. Their worldview is cyclical, with the forces of yin and yang, light and darkness, positive and negative rebalancing themselves across time and space. 207 The Chinese will never spend freely. Saving rates will … Continue reading

Conflict South China Sea, September 27th, 2012

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post presented a dark picture of the situation, writing: “Ten Chinese generals issued a joint statement yesterday warning that the People’s Liberation Army is ‘ready to take Japan on’,” and citing an editor of a … Continue reading

Chinese consumerism, September 22nd, 2012

Lou, who is now in hospital, has become iconic in her village and people have said she puts the government and other officials to shame For the significance of this exemplary woman…scroll to the end. China Needs Its Own Dream … Continue reading

ABC facts about China, May 22nd, 2012

China’s Growth Slows, and Its Political Model Shows Limits Continue reading

Xi Jinping and China, April 17th, 2012

Why China’s Political Model Is Superior Continue reading

China going forward 2012, January 24th, 2012

Why do you think Chinese leaders are so nervous? They know that a billion people out in the hinterlands are watching elite Chinese on television and envying the newly rich from Shanghai and Guangzhou who buy Louis Vuitton luggage for … Continue reading

Facts about China, December 20th, 2011

In the second half of the nineteenth century, when Japan began to modernize, samurai turned bureaucrats feared invasion from the sea. Using Great Britian as a model, the government built a formidable navy that defeated the Russian fleet at the … Continue reading

Predatory Chinese, October 9th, 2011

And what of the generation the one-child policy has spawned? Children from the biggest 40 cities are living in the three-screen world (television, computer and mobile), wearing global designer brands, travelling first class, and buying houses and cars for their … Continue reading

Xi Jinping new leader in China, August 17th, 2011

Xi Jinping, likely China’s next leader, called pragmatic, low-key By Keith B. Richburg, Published: August 15 XIAMEN, China — When Vice President Biden visits China this week, his official host will be his counterpart, Vice President Xi Jinping, who has … Continue reading

Another Wall Street scam, July 24th, 2011

China to Wall Street: The Side-Door Shuffle By DAVID BARBOZA and AZAM AHMED Published: July 23, 2011 Dalian, china IT was the hot new thing on Wall Street — one of those exotic investments that seem to promise untold riches … Continue reading

China means cyber-warfare, July 23rd, 2011

Every major company in the U.S. has been hacked by China’: Cyber-espionage warning from U.S security chief who warned of 9/11 Continue reading

Chinese business model, June 9th, 2011

China became the world’s second largest luxury market in the year 2009. By constituting 27.5% of the global luxury market share in 2009, China surpassed the United States for the first time in luxury consumption and was only second to … Continue reading

The Great Helmsman, April 26th, 2011

Bricks are stacked to dry at a kiln in Yichang, Hubei Province in this undated photo. The practice of using farmland soil to make bricks means huge loss of farmland each year in China. The core principle that drives Chinese … Continue reading

KFC conquers China, February 22nd, 2011

Britain’s fried-chicken boom Whether it’s from KFC, Tennessee, Dixie, Perfect or Golden, fried chicken is Britain’s fastest growing fast food. Can anything stem our appetite for it? Tom Meltzer The Guardian, Friday February 18, 2011 “This is food as a … Continue reading

China Currency, February 1st, 2011

Like the Mississippi River which can changes course as it pleases, despite levees, China and its mercantile policies resist outside influence for the common global good. The Chinese government does not practice free trade and manipulates its currency. Major corporations … Continue reading

Chinese Advantages Problems, January 7th, 2011

China’s economic transformation from a central-planning economy to national capitalism has changed history. Beijing’s economic muscle and cash reserves are unprecedented in world history; China’s economic development has impacted every continent. Oil price increases are based on voracious Sino demand, … Continue reading

Democracy In China Delayed, November 21st, 2010

One myth that pertains to trade with China is the idea that freedom and democracy will sprout due to increased contact with the outside world. Like rational people everywhere, the Chinese desire peace and prosperity, even more so, now that … Continue reading

China in Focus, November 10th, 2010

Investors and policy makers are waiting for the next Chinese Five Year Plan to be released in March 2011. Did you know that China has dozens of cities the size of Chicago? James L. McGregor is a Chinese expert, an … Continue reading

Rare Earth, October 21st, 2010

If you thought China has US by the nads regarding “free” trade, their overvalued currency and their multi-trillion dollar cash reserves as opposed to our increasing debt, then consider rare earth minerals. China controls the world’s supply of these minerals … Continue reading

China is a Sleeping Dragon, October 13th, 2010

Learn about China. In response to the “peaceful rise”of China, which has alarmed Asian neighbors such as Vietnam, arms sales have soared. With its ability and tendency to copy technology, China has become a prime supplier of arms to its … Continue reading