Columns & Interviews

Into Sichuan

Graham Earnshaw walks west from Shanghai when he has the time, always starting from the last place he stopped. This month we find him at the eastern edge of Sichuan Province

Blind alleys

In trying to cover everything, Giles Chance succeeds in offering very little

Puppet show

Lending to order is China's most effective monetary policy tool, not that the authorities would ever admit it, says our Beijing-based China watcher

A civil action

Foreign firms beware: China's new Tort Law clears the path for individuals to defend their rights in court, says Harris & Moure's Steven M. Dickinson

Rude awakening

The dreams of foreign web companies are over; we are on the cusp of an all-Chinese internet, says our resident tech pundit

Old before their time

Weary white-collar workers; China rediscovers Sherlock Holmes; a benevolent tax man

It's the money, not the missiles

A cross-strait free trade pact is vital to the KMT's hopes of winning over a disenchanted populace

Yale's president and Chicken Little

President Levin’s recent comments suggest that top Chinese universities are poised to rival top Western ones. You may safely leave your umbrellas at home.

ROI with Chinese characteristics

Why are part-time MBA programs much more popular in China than in the West?

What to do about China's rising inflation

How can you take advantage of higher inflation in China?

Big time

Chinese airlines live or die by government policy, but some carriers are trying to create a healthier market

Pearly Paddies

Graham Earnshaw walks west from Shanghai when he has the time, always starting from the last place he stopped. This month we find him at the western edge of Chongqing Municipality

Not so different

Economically, China and India are more similar than we are led to believe

Producer pays

Companies are likely to face rising input costs, but this will not be manifested in consumer price inflation, says CLSA's Andy Rothman

Prince of Denmark

China caught some flak for its behavior in Copenhagen, but it left with exactly what it wanted, says Charles R. McElwee of Squire Sanders

Credit-induced hangovers

Rapid credit growth might be as damaging to China as it has been to other economies in the region, says Philip Bowring

Pulling a crowd

Tesco thinks big in Qingdao; Decathlon's quiet success story; auto carnage in Dalian

Urban crawl

China's car economy plan means the dubious delights of city center driving are here to stay

How will China pay for its railways?

China is in the middle of a $750 billion railway expansion, but the high fares on the new lines are upsetting passengers

Word-of-mouth wins, again

Despite the economy and other challenges, some schools and their programs are getting it right – as proved by referral rates

What is the internet crackdown about?

Is Beijing's campaign against internet obscenity linked to a new media strategy?

A second look at why it makes sense for Google to quit China

Two interesting theories argue that it makes perfect sense for Google to quit China

Bye bye

My prediction? Google will close its Chinese search engine, but that may not be the end of the story


My prediction: Google will close its Chinese search engine, but that may not be the last we hear of it

Rio Tinto arrests have backfired

The continuing detention of Stern Hu has hardened the mining companies against China

Lessons from beyond the b-school walls

A rising Chinese business leader discovers unexpected value during two years of MBA study in the West

Don't get too carried away by China's trade figures

It is not a question of China "overtaking" Germany as the world's largest exporter - it is whose exports have fallen the least

Shanghai Automotive races ahead

How has SAIC managed to pull off a 900% rise in profits?

What next for Stern Hu and Rio Tinto?

The investigation into Stern Hu, the head of Rio Tinto's iron ore unit in China, will be finished by next Monday. But what next?

Shanghai turns its back on GDP statistics?

Shanghai has conveniently played down the importance of GDP growth, just as it falls below the national average


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