In August The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher revealed that Google had been working in secret on...
made in China
by Cindy | Feb 7, 2014
Luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is recalling more than 5,000 cars after uncovering...
by Scott Greene | Oct 24, 2011
In Forbes, Baizhu Chen of USC’s Marshall School of Business questions the logic of Americans insisting on paying higher prices for Chinese goods: The argument is that this is good for the U.S. economy because cheap Chinese...
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...
by Sophie Beach | May 31, 2011
Long the ubiquitous source of low-priced goods around the world, China is losing its appeal for foreign manufacturers. From the New York Times: Bruce Rockowitz, the chief executive of Li & Fung, the largest trading company...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 13, 2010
From the Los Angeles Times: Kobe Bryant’s Nike sneakers with the Made in China label go for $165 in the U.S. But at an official Nike store in China? $190. A flat-screen Sony TV assembled by Chinese laborers runs about $800...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 17, 2008
From AP, via the New York Times: Thai riot police officers used a cheap Chinese tear gas, which contained an explosive powerful enough to rip craters in the ground, to disperse crowds of antigovernment protesters last week, an...
by Paulina Hartono | Sep 27, 2008
In light of the numerous food safety incidents in recent years, China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has made promises to ensure the safety of the “Made in China” label. From AFP: China has been struggling to...
by Liu Yong | Apr 4, 2008
From New York Times: “The RMB is killing me,” groaned Jin Jue. Mr. Jin, a hip-looking 35-year-old with spiky hair and an all-black ensemble, describes himself on his business card as the “board chairman” of the Shanghai Jinjue...
by Liu Yong | Jan 15, 2008
From The Los Angeles Times: Amid all the futuristic vehicles, “green cars” and much-hyped “crossovers” being unveiled this week at the Detroit auto show , one of the biggest game changers coming to the American automotive market may be a simple price sticker. How’s this for innovation: $14,000 for a fully loaded, mid-size sport utility […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jan 6, 2008
Chinese state media reports suggest, yet again, that the “Made in China” toy scandals may have involved more bark than bite. Still, the statistics leave some room for doubt. AP via USA Today: The exports worth $7.07 billion between January and October were a 20.1% increase from the same period in 2006, the official Xinhua […]
Chinese Parents Favor Foreign-brand Toys for Their Children, Even If They Are Made in China – Elaine Kurtenbach
by Liu Yong | Dec 15, 2007
From AP via SignOnSanDiego: When freelance writer Wang Jian shops for toys for her 5-year-old son, she’s happy to pay extra for Legos blocks and Japanese-brand train sets. The reason, she and other parents say: Foreign brands enjoy a reputation for higher quality – a perception reinforced by the product scares of recent months. “We […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”