Columns & Interviews

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

Who is bigger?

MALCOLM MOORE: Has China overtaken Japan to be the world's second-biggest economy or not?

What next for China's property market?

MALCOLM MOORE: The government has started to put the brakes on the property market, but how far will it go to burst the bubble?

Precise positioning

Kliff Zhang of Ipsos on how to leverage the Expo to promote brands

Seasonal spirits

Sobering times for drunk drivers; a 2010 wakeup call for luxury brands; premature Expo fatigue

You're welcome

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

New order

A stimulating yet ultimately flawed portrait of a China-dominated world

Liquid gold

Chinese firms are well positioned to become world leaders in coal-to-liquids technology, says Silver Rock's Robert Abbanat

Maximum exposure

The North Asia CEO of JWT outlines the three golden rules for marketing global brands in China

New image, new errors

Curbing foreign investment and circumventing international trade law will not end well for Beijing, says Harris & Moure's Steven M. Dickinson

The great divide

Beijing wants migrant workers to have access to urban social services. But will local governments comply?

Chinese accounting standards should apply across Hong Kong

MALCOLM MOORE: Hong Kong will allow Chinese companies to file reports using Chinese accounting standards. It wouldn't be a bad thing if Hong Kong companies used them too.

China Telecom has a storming 2009

MALCOLM MOORE: China Telecom added a staggering 30 million customers in 2009 and there's much to look forward to in 2010


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