Tag Archives: Mr. China
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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Creating a Business You’ll Love

Creating a Business You’ll Love

Several months ago, Sellers Publishing, a Portland, Maine-based company that has been named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the 10 fastest-growing publishers in the country, asked me to write an essay for Creating A Business You’ll Love, a new book they will publish in the autumn. The book is the eighth in a series […]

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Is the Renminbi Undervalued?

Is the Renminbi Undervalued?

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner certainly thinks so. So do Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. They all point to the massive trade deficit that the United States is running with China as evidence that the Middle Kingdom’s currency policy is giving Chinese manufacturers an unfair competitive advantage. As we’ve reported […]

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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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China Car Sales Slow in February

While car sales in the United States increased by a sizzling 27 percent in February, China’s auto industry managed to eke out only a single-digit increase, a rare occurrence in China’s auto industry. According to Kate Zhu, auto analyst for Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., passenger vehicle sales totaled 772,441 units in February, up 7.4 percent […]

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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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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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China’s Manufacturing Prowess

In MTD’s recent article on the global IPO market, I noted that, every once in a while, you see a statistic, or read an article that takes you completely by surprise, causing you to scratch your head and ask yourself: “When and how did that happen?” That’s how I felt when I learned that China […]

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Can China’s Relationship With The U.S. Take the Next Step?

Businessmen and diplomats certainly hope so. Expectations for Chinese President Hu Jintao’s trip to the United States are running high on both sides of the ocean. President Barack Obama is rolling out the red carpet, complete with the full pomp of a 21-gun salute and a black-tie dinner after Oval Office talks on Wednesday. People’s […]

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