For the seventh straight year, Danwei has come out with its Model Workers List of best China blogs in various categories. Yes, China Law Blog is on the list, but honestly, we are running this link-over because the list is so thoughtful, so informative, and so thorough. Danwei’s blog list is considered by many (me included) to be the definitive list of best China blogs.
Danwei breaks the blogs out into various categories, the most relevant to our readers being “Business and Law,” which consists of the following (my comments are in italics):
- “Buy Buy China. A website about Chinese consumers, the retail industry and branding.” I am embarrassed to admit this is the first I have seen of this blog, but it is very good and it fills an important niche.
- “China Accounting Blog. Paul Gillis’ blog provides detailed insight and accessible commentary on topical accounting issues in China. This is an especially useful resource for following the Big Four corruption scandal.” This blog is on our blogroll (which we take very seriously) for good reason. Gillis knows more than anyone out there writing on China accounting, particularly as that relates to China’s publicly traded companies and VIEs.
- “China Car Times. Developments in the car industry, new models and news, and reporting on Chinese auto shows.” I’ve been a big fan of this blog for a long time; the only reason it isn’t on our blogroll is because it is so industry-specific. But if you are doing anything relating to cars in China, it’s a must-read.
- “China Economic Review. News, reportage and commentary.” Not a blog, but definitely the best English language China business magazine on the planet.
- “China Hearsay. Commentary on Chinese legal affairs and business by Beijing-based lawyer Stan Abrams.” It’s an excellent blog and it’s been on our blogroll since our inception — for good reason.
- “China Law Blog. Practical commentary on Chinese law and its application to business. Includes lots of no-nonsense advice for small companies and information about general issues of interest to anyone doing business in China.” What can I say beyond the fact that I really like the description we get.
- “Chinese Law Prof Blog. Analysis and articles on Chinese legal issues by law professor Donald C. Clarke. The true dean of China law blogging and an absolutely first rate (and often highly topical) blog. It too has been on our blogroll since our inception and that too has been no accident.
- “Jerome Cohen’s blog. Blog of the venerable Professor Cohen.” Calling Professor Cohen venerable is an understatement. He is truly the dean of China lawyers. His blog makes for a great read, mostly on deep-think legal and political issues.
- “Jing Daily. Interviews, articles and news about luxury products, marketing and business in China.” Along with Maosuit (see below), the place to go regarding China’s luxury market.
- “LawAndBorder. Visa and the law for foreigners living in China and emigrating Chinese.” These are the guys to whom my firm refers China visa matters. ‘Nuff said.
- “Maosuit. Fashion and couture from an expat seasoned in the industry. Includes plenty of photos and some commentary on the latest Beijing fashion shows and private screenings. Along with Jing Daily (see above), the place to go regarding China’s luxury market.
- “Silicon Hutong. Business, PR, Internet and technology from China media and tech industry veteran David Wolf. See also Wolf’s Twitter feed.” I have been a huge fan of Wolf for years. He just gets it when it comes to China business, particularly media and internet.
- “Stylites A tastefully minimal blog documenting street fashion and the fashion industry in Beijing and beyond. I’m hardly qualified even to comment.
Anyway, if you are looking for some more good China reads, I urge you to check out the ones above that appeal to you and I also strongly suggest you go to Danwei’s full post to check out the list of other great China blogs.
What do you think?