China’s Trade Beats Estimates

Published on Author means

According to the article “China Trade Tops Forecasts in Holiday-Distored Month” from, China has seen a great economic recovery from a year ago. Exports have risen 25% and Imports have increased 28.8% from last year. All signs point to a growing and improving economy from these figures, however they aren’t telling the complete story.… Continue reading China’s Trade Beats Estimates

Chinese Supercars

Published on Author Juan

Notorious for stealing body styles, the Chinese automotive industry is quickly becoming the definitive source for unabashed design plagiarism. That’s why Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co (BAIC) recently hired former Ferrari designer Leonardo Fioravanti, albeit as a consultant. Still, it’s an intriguing move that could signal the possibility of some interesting supercars coming from one of the world’s key… Continue reading Chinese Supercars

Chinese-Japanese Tension Escalates

Published on Author drago

Relations between China and Japan have been strained to say the least the past few months. The dispute started back in September when the Japanese government bought land in the Senkakus (Japanese term) or Diaoyu (Chinese term) islands. Both countries claim sovereignty over the islands, and thus this action outraged the Chinese. There were protestors in… Continue reading Chinese-Japanese Tension Escalates

Outsourcing tide is not likely to turn

Published on Author Joshua Benjamin

With the western economies beginning to rebound, there is a wave of opinion that outsourcing trends will turn back to “insourcing” back in the west.  In President Obama’s inauguration speech, he referenced the need to bring back jobs to our shores.  There are three main arguments that supporters of the trend are citing.  First, China currently has… Continue reading Outsourcing tide is not likely to turn

China’s Failed Attempts at Matching European Soccer

Published on Author caplan

China’s attempts to create a world class soccer league and have a world cup winning soccer team have ultimately failed.  The Economist had a great article last year that denounced China’s political system as the reason behind their failure to have a quality soccer team.  It wasn’t for  a lack of trying, as the higher ups… Continue reading China’s Failed Attempts at Matching European Soccer

China Increases Regulation on Dairy Imports and Exports

Published on Author winn

China’s government is moving toward tighter regulations on the country’s exported and imported dairy products.  The inspiration for the regulations came after traces of the potentially harmful chemical dicyandiamide was found in imported dairy products from New Zealand.  These regulations show the government is conscious of its citizens’ health and intent to raise their standard of… Continue reading China Increases Regulation on Dairy Imports and Exports

Migration and the changing (economic) landscape

Published on Author wenxiang

As China’s (rural) population increasingly embraces the migrant lifestyle, the nation’s transportation infrastructure will come under immense strain during the biannual golden weeks, when the migrant population returns home to celebrate the holidays. The government has consistently poured much of its stimulus into infrastructural spending, often at the risk of contributing to the ongoing housing… Continue reading Migration and the changing (economic) landscape

Chinese Constitution

Published on Author claud

In a recent New York Times article, the author discusses a current movement by certain prominent intellectuals and publications in China that are calling for the Communist Party to endorse and enforce the principles of the Constitution of CHina that was ratified in 1982. Since its inception, the document has “languished”, and there are outspoken… Continue reading Chinese Constitution

China’s Coal Problem

Published on Author granruth

With the recent talks of smog choking Beijing, not much attention is given to the causational factors behind the pollution. China’s economy is heavily coal dependent, with approximately 2/3 of its energy generated from coal or coal derivatives. Datong, a city several hundred kilometers to the west of Beijing is considered to be the coal… Continue reading China’s Coal Problem

Wall Street Journal Reports Being Hacked by Chinese

Published on Author vanmeter

This article discusses the recent Chinese computer hackings of both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  The Chinese Hackers apparently infiltrated and stole the passwords of employees for the two newspapers in order to monitor their coverage of China. While the Chinese Ministry of National Defense denies any involvement in these or… Continue reading Wall Street Journal Reports Being Hacked by Chinese

Corruption in firms tied to high worker death rates

Published on Author Courtney

A recent study in the Harvard Business Review found that companies with political connections have more frequent worker deaths. Ray Fisman, an economist at Columbia University, and Yongxiang Wang, a finance professor at the University of Southern California, hypothesized that well-connected executives “might be able to grease the wheels” in terms of safety regulations. The… Continue reading Corruption in firms tied to high worker death rates