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China’s Intellectual Property Challenge

Wen Jiabao – stepping down

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In the last of our series of posts on China’s leadership handover, which begins today as the 18th Party Congress meets, we look at intellectua property rights protection.  

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China Reformer Sidelined

By John Richardson

AN assumption is that economic reformers will win control of China’s Politburo after the once-in-a-decade leadership transition is out of the way (China’s new set of leaders are set to be announced during the 18th Party Congress, …

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Chemicals Demand Shift Will Not Be Smooth

 

By John Richardson

ADIDAS recently announced that it is to close its only directly-owned sportwear factory in China.

Many other similar factories could shut if Beijing sticks to its 12th Five-Year-Plan (2011-2015) promise to move up the industrial value chain.

The …

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China Politics

In the last of our series of blog posts on some of the major challenges facing China’s economy over the next 12-18 months, we look at politics.

 

 

By John Richardson

THE outcome of the battle over China’s economic …

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