A reader just referred me to a new (relatively) blog called China Stocks Watch and I sort of love it.

The blog is about China’s top twenty stocks and about China business in general and its posts literally alternate between those two.  It describes itself as follows:

China Stocks Watch is a China business blog run by Mike Cormack, who has written for media from Business Tianjin to China Daily, and was most recently managing editor of Agenda magazine. China Stocks Watch provides a running commentary on the twenty biggest stocks in the Chinese business world, alongside relevant China business news of the day.

It even lists out on the side of its home page the twenty stocks it follows:

  1. Sinpopec
  2. PetroChina
  3. ICBC
  4. China Construction Bank
  5. Agricultural Bank of China
  6. Bank of China
  7. China Mobile
  8. Noble Group
  9. China State Construction Engineering
  10. CNOOC
  11. China Railway Construction
  12. China Railway Group
  13. SAIC Motor
  14. China Life Insurance
  15. Dongfeng Motor Group
  16. China Shenhua Energy
  17. Ping An Insurance
  18. China Telecom
  19. China Communications Construction
  20. Bank of Communications

Cormack knows his stuff and the blog proves that.  If you are interested in China’s stock market (or at least in its twenty largest stocks), these blog is a must read.  If you are interested in China’s business and/or economic climate, you should absolutely be reading this blog on the days it does its “China Business Briefs.”

By I qualify my “love” for this blog with “sort of” only because if you are not interested in China’s stock market or a no nonsense deep/technical dive into China’s business world/economy, this blog is not for you as it truly is pure business.

But if it you are seeking a pure stock market/economics/business blog, I highly recommend China Stocks Watch to you.

Dan Harris

I am a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

I mostly represent companies doing business in emerging market countries. It has taken me many years to build my network and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), I am rated 10.0 by AVVO.com (its highest rating), and I am a SuperLawyer.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and I constantly travel between the United States and Asia. I most commonly speak on China law issues and I am the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog (www.chinalawblog.com). Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my international law practice.

I am licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at my firm, I focus on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.