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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...

China’s Next Leader Offers a Glimpse of the Future

Li Keqiang, who is widely expected to succeed Wen Jiabao as Premier, delivered a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The New York Times reports: …In a half-hour speech at the World Economic Forum...

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...

Lessons in Democracy and Modesty – Katrin Bennhold

From New York Times blog: The world must be changing when on a World Economic Forum panel on geopolitics you have three Asians, two Europeans and just one American (even though that American was called Power — the Harvard...

U.S. and China Still Sparring, But Smiling – Alison Smale

From New York Times blog: After the geopolitics session saw a Chinese panelist offering lessons in democracy and an American speaker underscoring modesty, Chinese and American experts clashed — if good-naturedly, for the...

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 China Business Summit 2004. This conference is blogged both on the The World Economic Forum Weblog and also on Fons’ China Herald.



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