China Society and Economy
Firm's Misadventure in
China - The dark side of joint ventures. A case study.
Hardship Days are Long Gone (IHT) - "Well-housed and well-compensated though many
expats are, they face demands, difficulties and challenges beyond those faced by their U.S.
counterparts..." in Beijing.
Pepsi's China Deal in
Ruins (IHT; 3 Oct 2002) - What do you get when you cross a soft drinks manufacturer with a
local government censor bureau?
Wholesale moves into
China (McKinsey Quarterly) - China's entrance into the WTO offers opportunities for foreign wholesalers—and dangers for domestic ones.
brands make it abroad? -
The answer is yes, but it
won't be easy. (McKinsey Report)
China's Quest for a Role on
the World Stage - Audio
roundtable discussion about China's emergence into the global sphere
economically and politically. (NPR)
China comes of age for foreign companies - 60% of foreign companies investing in China
are making a profit from the
market. Here's how ...
class keeps growing
the world is witnessing the birth of a mass market in China, whose 1.2
billion people hold the promise of consumption on a much greater scale
than in the United States. (IHT)
China's Great Change - The
world's largest communist party says it's rolling out the red carpet for the
entrepreneurs. Is green the new color in China's little red book? (Audio discussion)
China: The Next Big Market Opportunity or the Next Big Bubble?
- Will the opening of markets in China be the next great growth market for investors? Or
will it implode with a force greater than that of the U.S. high-tech bust of the past few
China and the WTO One Year Later - In the popular imagination, China faces one
of two futures: Either it will take over the world or it will go bust. Both predictions
are wrong ...
Greater China - How leaders from the mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are creating an
Ford in China
- Opening car factory in China, Ford aims to narrow a big gap
Trying to Gauge China's Potential
(IHT) - Are Western prognostications about China's economic prowess overstated?
Will China Blindside the West? - A peasant family's meteoric rise from poverty to
middle-class is a model of how China is returning to the world stage.
The Pinch of Piracy Wakes China Up on Copyright Issue
(1 Nov 2002) Now, even China is combating piracy to
protect its own property against its own theives. (NYT)
Chinese Culture and Intellectual Property Rights Confuscian ethics and Communist
doctrine make IP a difficult concept for Chinese society to grasp.
'Steal all the
software you want, so long as it's ours' (20 Oct 2002) - Microsoft is prepared to see
its precious intellectual property defiled in every way imaginable, just so it can get a toe-hold
on the mainland.
Pharmaceutical IP in China
(April 2002) - Right now China is hostile to Pharma IP rights.
CHINA MARKET TOOLKIT
is the leading voice on the need for better corporate governance in
Asia . General topics are financial news behind the scenes. Hard-to-navigate site but links to good
corporate governance information worldwide.
Alibaba - The World's Largest Base of Chinese
APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Tariff Database
Beijing Olympic Committee
Organizing for the Games
- The official website with daily updates of the latest tenders.
China Business World - comprehensive guide to
doing business and having fun in China
BBC East Asia Today - daily audio broadcasts on current events in Asia
China Business News Organizer -
Search archives for articles on business, society and finance.
China Public Health
- Overview of Chinese public health system and ability to attend to
public health crises.
Emerging Market Reports
- Collection of websites from the Harvard Business School with overviews and analyses on
developing markets around the world.
GAO Report on American Investments in China
Maps of China - Historical, political
and resource maps of China
China Maps - Historical, political
and resource maps of China
Pacific Bridge - Placing returnees in Asia.
China Market Research Reports -Distributed by
Day by day update on health conditions worldwide from the WHO website.
Asia ’s Personal Finance Guide -
from asset managers, The Allen Perkins Group
Grant Thornton HK Newsletter - Grant Thornton's latest Insight newsletter explores issues
on family business, corporate insolvency, cash flow management in tech companies, and taxation in
Matthews Asian Funds - China Funds
Manufacturing in China Lessons Learned
American Chamber of Commerce whitepaper on a growth industry in China.
China: How Big, How Fast,
Forbes magazine report on the burgeoning China automotive
The Chinese Plastics Industry -
Despite pressures on American producer caused by low cost Chinese companies, China still needs to
import 50% of its plastics.
An American Immigrant from China
An interview with China Star TV's Elise Glickman-Rao, who lived in China for ten years before recently returning to
live in America.
Beware of Cross-Cultural Faux Pas in China
- How to lose business in China.
A Conversation with Ha Jin - An Audio
discussion with a Mainland Chinese author who writes in English about the changes in his homeland.
China's Ancient Gardens
- If it's a China of traditional streets and teahouses you're looking
for, check out Hangzhou and Suzhou.
China's Next Cultural Revolution
- Time Magazine coverage of how the changes in
China's economy and society are affecting the average Chinese citizen.
China Today - A comprehensive information
base on China.
Hangzhou's Nightlife -
In addition to the romantic West Lake, Hangzhou is home to lively bands and a rubber disco floor.
HERO - the Movie
- Impress your Chinese contacts with a little knowledge about the
highest grossing Chinese film in China's history. View the trailer for one of the most beautiful
films ever made ...
International Dunhuang Project
- A treasure trove of more than 50,000 manuscripts, paintings and artefacts from ancient caves and
temples along the Silk Road are going on show on the
Learn Chinese Language & Culture Online - Zhongwen.com
Lonely Planet: China - Website of the famous travel book series.
NBA rookie Yao Ming, apple of advertisers' eyes
- If you're looking to charm your
Chinese hosts, just mention "Yao Ming."
Hutong Mirror Old Beijing
Discover the charm of these antique neighborhoods.
Beijing Art Museum of Stone Carving
- An ancient temple is restored and houses beautiful art made of stone.
Beijing Hutong Tours -