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Credit Tightening: Good News For Inflation

Credit Tightening: Good News For Inflation

When inflation hit 21.7 percent in 1994, Zhu Rongji, China’s then economic czar, literally shut down lending by assigning tough credit quotas to the regional banks. Zhu told bank officials that they would lose their jobs if they exceeded his credit quotas. As a result of Zhu’s tough administrative measures, inflation in China slowed to […]

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So, You Want To be An Entrepreneur?

So, You Want To be An Entrepreneur?

I became an entrepreneur later in life than most, but I must have had the seeds of entrepreneurialism within me for some time. Once given encouragement, my entrepreneurial instincts took complete control. I didn’t start my first company until I was in my 40s, but once I went down that road, I never looked back. […]

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China’s Property Bubble?

China’s Property Bubble?

James Chanos, the founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates and the man who predicted the fall of Enron, is a very vocal bear on China’s property market. In April, 2010, Chanos was quoted as saying that China is “on a treadmill to hell…. is Dubai times 1000. They can’t afford to get off this heroin […]

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Trump on China

Trump on China

I want to make it clear to all MTD readers that I have never been, nor will I ever be, a fan of “the Donald,” as Donald J. Trump is often called. Despite the media hype regarding his potential run for President of the United States in 2012, I also don’t believe that he will […]

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Beyond Beijing: The Recovery in U.S. Autos

“Feb. auto sales jump 27 percent, top expectations,” the Reuters headline screamed to readers. Sitting here in China, of course, headlines like this are the rule, not the exception. China’s auto industry has been on a tear, with sales ratcheting up well beyond what anyone could have imagined just a few years ago. The interesting […]

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China’s Banks Tighten Credit

Inflation and tight credit are proving to be the two big economic issues in China this year. On February 9, the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, raised the one-year borrowing rate by 25 basis points to 6.06 percent, and the rate on one-year deposits by 25 basis points to 3.0 percent. These rate […]

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Pimping Up Your Avatar

Have you pimped up your avatar lately? If you haven’t, you may be missing out. In its report on social media marketing in China, OgilvyOne Worldwide found that 93 percent of users in China listed “pimp up my avatar” as one of their favorite activities when on social networks. According to the survey, pimping one’s […]

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Staking Out Your Market Position in China: Part II

In our last post, MTD discussed ways to establish a market position in China without committing capital. Although this is certainly possible, it is very difficult to gain serious traction in the Chinese marketplace by pursuing a purely export strategy, or by contract manufacturing and selling through sales agents. While a representative office is better […]

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Staking Out Your Market Position in China: Part I

As China becomes the largest market in the world for one product after another, companies with products, technologies and services needed by the country’s rapidly-developing economy are all trying to do the same thing — establish a position in the Chinese marketplace. Depending upon the human and capital resources available, there are a variety of […]

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CNN’s Jaime FlorCruz Sums Up The Summit

Having lived and worked in China since 1971, Jaime FlorCruz, CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief, has a very unique perspective on all things China. Jaime studied Chinese history at Peking University from 1977 to 1981, and served as TIME Magazine’s Beijing correspondent and bureau chief from 1982 to 2000. In the latest edition of Jaime’s China, […]

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