Originally posted in 2011, this Ming'en Media video explains just how much every...
by CDT Money | Jul 23, 2013
China watchers spent the week digesting the latest official quarterly GDP data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, which showed year-over-year growth slowing to 7.5% in the second quarter. Measured by international...
by samuel wade | Aug 12, 2011
Business Insider highlights a report which claims that flow of money from American consumers to Chinese manufacturers is less torrential than is widely believed: We spend a lot of money on stuff with the "Made In China" tag on...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 27, 2011
A new addition to the catalogue of strangeness caused by China's economic rise: Harrods and Selfridges will open their Christmas departments tomorrow, on Thursday, July 28th, just short of five months before C-Day itself,...
by Paulina Hartono | Oct 2, 2009
The New York Times' Room for Debate blog has rounded up a number of scholars to share their thoughts on China's efforts to move towards a consumer-driven economy. Michael Pettis, professor of finance at Peking University, gives...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 4, 2009
A government researcher today recommended that only boosting domestic consumption would help China recover from the global financial crisis and international demand is still weak. From Bloomberg: China has to boost domestic...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 7, 2009
An opinion piece in the Financial Times looks at the possible link between a country's level of freedom and rates of consumption as a way to explain China's failure to stimulate consumer spending: Why has the government been...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 18, 2009
The city of Hangzhou has handed out free vouchers to boost domestic consumer spending rates. Still, however, officials concede that the $100 million voucher plan is only a small effort in increasing consumer confidence more...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 31, 2008
Born in Taiwan, Larry Hsien Ping Lang is currently a Chair Professor of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is known in China for his provocative critiques of the SOE (The State-Owned Enterprises) reform process....
by Sophie Beach | Oct 26, 2008
A New York Times editorial offers an opinion on how China should respond to the current global financial crisis: China is already feeling the impact of a slower world economy. Both economic growth and export growth have braked...
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