Following President Trump’s announcement early this month that he would be withdrawing the...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Japhet Weeks | 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:...
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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. […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
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