World Economic Forum



Bo Xilai Trial May, May Not Start Monday

The South China Morning Post has poured lukewarm water on earlier reports, originating in state media, that the trial of fallen Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai will begin on Monday. When asked by reporters, a spokesman for...

Survey: Manufacturing Growth Highest in Two Years

China’s factory sector growth reached a two-year high in January, according to a preliminary survey released on Thursday, as the economy continues to demonstrate signs of a rebound. From Reuters: The HSBC flash purchasing...

Dragon Trumps Davos For Chinese Officials

The Wall Street Journal reports that China has scaled back its presence at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, which begins this week, given the conflict with the Lunar New Year holiday: Based on a list from the World...

Katrin Bennhold: What Is the Beijing Consensus?

The New York Times’ Dealbook blog reports on from Davos on discussions of the so-called Beijing Consensus, or the Chinese mdoel of economic-political development: But what actually characterizes the Chinese model? A...

Schmidt Says Google Aims to Put Pressure on China

In Davos, Google CEO Eric Schmidt explains Google’s position in China: “We love what China is doing as a country and its growth,” Schmidt said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We just don’t like...

As China Rises, Conflict With West Rises Too

The New York Times reports from Davos on attitudes at this year’s World Economic Forum toward China’s growing economic clout: China’s rise will be on prominent display in Davos this week, with the biggest Chinese...

David Ignatius: Humbled Masters At Davos

Columnist David Ignatius writes in the Washington Post about the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he noticed rare humility and self-reflection among the powerful assembled there: The most upbeat presentations here were from...

Premier Wen Says, ‘Don’t Worry’

At the Davos 2009 World Economic Forum, Wen Jiabao aimed to instill confidence in the Chinese economy. From Forbes: His message to survivors and victims, whether of storms, earthquakes or financial crises, is much the same: to...

China Business Summit 2004

Some 500 international business and political leaders, academics and journalists are converging on the Grand Hyatt hotel in Beijing today. This is the World Economic Forum’s


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