Following President Trump’s announcement early this month that he would be withdrawing the...
Jul 29, 2016
In recent years, China’s slowing economy has led to a steady growth in labor unrest, with...
Nov 12, 2013
Bettina Wassener at the New York Times looks at the private service sector of Chinese economy, its...
Jul 31, 2013
At Panos Pictures (via Howard French), a set of 63 photographs by Kacper Kowalski shows Chinese industry, agriculture, communities and development from the air: ‘The person who coined the term cityscape must have had China...
Sep 14, 2012
While Foxconn has reportedly gone to extremes to meet anticipated demand for the new iPhone 5, Apple’s announcement on Wednesday was the starting pistol for other production lines in China as accessory designers finally...
Nov 4, 2010
In Time Magazine, historians of America and China write about commonalities they see between China today and America in the mid-19th century: While we’re too aware of how regularly — and speedily — bold forecasts about...
Dec 8, 2008
More bad news about the Chinese economy: Bloomberg predicts that the country’s industrial production — the total amount of industrial products and services — will have grown at its slowest rate in nine years:...
Jul 7, 2007
The New York Times looks at the food and export crisis from the perspective of U.S. industry 100 years ago: Like America’s industrializing economy a century ago, China’s is powered by zealous entrepreneurs who sometimes act like pirates. Both countries suffered epidemics of fatal fakes, and both have had regulators who were too inept, corrupt […]
Aug 16, 2006
From Time Asia: If Shenzhen can leap from assembling basic products with low-wage, poorly skilled labor to nurturing the innovations of lavishly paid talent, it could blaze a trail for the rest of corporate China, which must increasingly develop its own brands, designs and technology to rival those of America, Japan and Europe. It would […]
Jul 17, 2006
From Zhouhai.com: Industry provides the impetus for social development. The industrial stablishments upon which modern civilization is built-such as steel-making,imposes a heavy toll on those who take part in the process. These people form the very basis of an enormous infrastructure;yet,they are also seen as outcasts having to endure pain, physical or mental,in this great […]
Dec 1, 2005
From Newsweek: Steel is the measure of an industrial economy. Or so thought Chairman Mao when, to achieve his utopian Great Leap Forward in 1958, he ordered the masses to quit their communal fields and instead melt woks and teakettles to forge pig iron in farmyard blast furnaces. The man-made famine that followed killed millions. […]
Jun 17, 2005
From Business Week: …Even as China’s leadership breathes a sigh of relief, the outsize profits of recent years appear to be history, given all the new plants being built. Gluts are emerging in steel, cement, autos, chips, and petrochemicals, dimming the outlook for earnings. In the first four months of 2004, profits at China’s industrial […]
CDT in the News
- Mind Matters – Xi’an Lockdown: Beijing Continues to Pursue “Zero-Covid”
- News.com.au – China’s Covid zero policy is floundering against Omicron
- The Wire China – Open Source
- PBS Newshour – Examining the human toll of China’s stringent COVID policy
- Wainao – Hu Xijin’s retirement, the future after the “flattering era”