Self Sufficiency Still Important to China When it Comes to Food

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An article from the October 26th Economist writes about the notion that China still feels uncomfortable not producing its own food as discussed in class.  It cites that “old thinking dies hard”, and the connection of the not yet distant memories tens of thousands starving due to great famine in the early 1960s.  While China’s… Continue reading Self Sufficiency Still Important to China When it Comes to Food

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Chinese Housing Bubble

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The unprecedented urbanization that China has been experiencing has caused a “spectacular property boom” over the past decade.  Migrants moving to cities from the countryside are increasing demand for city housing as do the increasing middle class looking for an upgrade.  Residential sales have shot up 35% in the last three quarters of this year… Continue reading Chinese Housing Bubble

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General Motors Push Cadillac for China

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General Motors is preparing to make Cadillac the next big status symbol in China.  According to GM CFO, Dan Ammann, the market for Cadillac in China is growing larger than GM can support by imports only.  GM started manufacturing the Cadillac XTS luxury sedan in China with their joint venture partner Shanghai General Motors,last fall. … Continue reading General Motors Push Cadillac for China

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Chinese manufacturing benefits Kazakhstan

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The Kazak government plans to spend $58 billion in investment in infrastructure by 2020, half of which will likely go to the country’s railroads in the hopes of increasing transportation and involvement in China-Europe cargo shipments to boost GDP.  Kazakhstan is located between China and Russia, bordering Chinese regions expecting growth in manufacturing.  By uniting… Continue reading Chinese manufacturing benefits Kazakhstan

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China Starbucks

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A 20 minute segment on the China Central Television (CCTV) news channel investigated Starbucks coffee.  The show reported that Starbucks coffee prices in China was found to be higher than prices in Chicago, London, and Mumbai despite lower production and operational costs.  The show suggested the explanation for the price difference was rooted in the company’s… Continue reading China Starbucks

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