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A Jing Ulrich Podcast On China’s Economy

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On the recommendation of a loyal reader, I just listened to Jing Ulrich talk about China’s economy over at China Money Podcast.  Ms. Ulrich heads up Global Markets at J.P. Morgan and I definitely put her on the very short list of those discussing China’s economy who actually know whereof they speak. If you want… Continue Reading

China’s Economy: Anecdotes Are Sometimes The Best Antidote.

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One of the things I love to ask people wherever I go (and yes, cabdrivers especially) is how’s business? How’s the economy.  I am constantly asking my clients that as well and most of them (no matter what the country, about which I am asking) are saying “it’s okay.”  Not great, but not all that… Continue Reading

Should China Kill The Electric Car? A Study in Capital Misallocation.

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I know I have been writing too much lately regarding China’s economy and I know that much of what I have written has been negative. But I have to tell you that I am starting to see all sorts of fissures breaking out in China’s economy and they are scaring the hell out of me…. Continue Reading

What Reasonable People Say About China’s Economy.

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Just saw this quote on China’s economy and liked it so much, I’m going with it: “The reasonable bulls and bears among us agree on most of the facts,” Northwestern’s Shih said. “But at the end of the day, we disagree on the Chinese government’s ability to make tough changes.” It’s from an LA Times… Continue Reading

China. Smells Like 2008, Gloom And Doom Edition.

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I know nobody wants to hear this and I know this is going to cause me to get hate mail from those whose livelihoods are tied in to China’s continuing to boom, but I am seeing all sorts of bad news on the horizon with respect to China’s economy. A client meeting yesterday was the… Continue Reading

China’s Economy. How Much Do We Really Know?

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Had lunch yesterday with Benjamin Shobert. Benjamin is very intellectual and very knowledgeable about China. At some point during our lunch, he talked of recently having attended a China cleantech conference at which the participants talked of how China is THE place for developing cleantech because, among other reasons, it is so heavily supported by… Continue Reading

China’s 12th Five Year Plan. A Necessary Revisiting. Part I.

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Co-blogger Steve Dickinson yesterday spoke at the Chengdu AmCham on China’s 12th Five Year Plan and he will be speaking on that again on April 14 at the Swedish Chamber in Beijing. Though Steve has already written a few posts on here regarding the plan, this one is an important update because it discusses how the… Continue Reading

China’s Economic Future. By The Numbers.

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I tend to put very little stock in economist’s predictions and I tend to put even less stock in economist’s predictions on China (and even less still on non-economists prognosticating on China’s economy as though their doing business there all of a sudden makes them an economist). Though I find the predictions to be of… Continue Reading

China Versus India. How To Always “Win” The Argument.

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iLook China has a post up comparing China’s economic future with India’s. The post focuses on the recent Economist cover story positing that India’s economy will soon out-pace China’s. I never read that article because I find articles like that somewhat silly. Economists have trouble predicting two years out, much less ten or twenty. The… Continue Reading

The Re-balancing of China’s Economy. An Expert Perspective.

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I am always getting asked deep questions regarding China’s economy and I almost always demur because I am not an economist. But is China experiencing a bubble, people always want to know? Based on my experience of having been intimately involved (from the legal side) with two bubbles (the dot.com and the real estate bubble), my… Continue Reading

What If Beijing Is Right? What If It Is Not?

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New York Times Senior Reporter Howard French has an International Herald Tribune article out entitled, “Letter from China: What if Beijing is right?”[link no longer exists] In his letter, French asks whether perhaps Beijing’s government way of running the economy might not just be the best way of all. The two page article is hugely… Continue Reading

Chinese Yuan Rising? — But What About China?

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Today’s Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on the Chinese Yuan, entitled, “Has China’s Yuan Tinkering Changed the Global Economy?”[link no longer exists] The article is in the form of a back and forth exchange between two leading economists, Nouriel Roubini and David Altig: Roubini is a professor of economics at the Stern School… Continue Reading

Capitalism/Socialism With Chinese Characteristics — A Reporter’s Notebook

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A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Doug Berman, a second year law student at Indiana University School of Law, who speaks Mandarin and will be interning in China this summer.  I met Doug a year and a half ago when I was at IU’s law school lecturing as an international law “practitioner… Continue Reading