Warren Buffett

Aviation Giants Target Chinese Growth

Aviation companies have flocked to Shanghai this week for the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition as they look toward Chinese businesses and wealthy individuals to offset slumping demand for private jets in the...

The CDT New Year’s Gala

China celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon with the customary televisual extravaganza and barrage of fireworks, as well as a less traditional burst of record-breaking microblog traffic. 481,207 messages were posted to...

Warren Buffett Takes Charge

Fortune Magazine has a lengthy article about Chinese electric car maker BYD and the decision by Warren Buffett to violate his own rules of investing and buy a 10% stake in it: Last fall Berkshire Hathaway bought 10% of BYD for...

Buffett Backs China Green-Auto Venture

Warren Buffett, who recently has made headlines in the U.S. for his investment in a beleaguered Goldman Sachs, is also showing his faith in Chinese innovation and renewable energy by investing in a Chinese electric car...

From Darfur to Shanghai – Andrew Leonard

On his “How the World Works” blog, Andrew Leonard connects the dots between Darfur, PetroChina and Warren Buffett: So let’s put this all together. The price of oil hits a record high. A Chinese oil company may soon become the largest corporation on the planet. And violence directed against Chinese oil companies in Africa is […]

Sudan’s Enablers – Jody Williams and Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow has written another op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (with Nobel Prize winner Jody Williams), this time holding Warren Buffett and PetroChina responsible for the violence in Darfur: Mr. Buffett points out that only PetroChina’s parent company, China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), operates in Sudan. Since subsidiaries generally do not have control over […]

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