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China NPC Meeting: Quality Over Quantity

China’s National People’s Congress

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By John Richardson

The focus of next week’s National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting in China – the country’s annual “parliamentary” meeting – is likely to be on the quality rather …

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China’s Graduates

China graduates at a job fair in Chongqing in November 2012

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By John Richardson

CHINA sometimes seems like several different countries from the super-rich elite to the middle classes whose average annual disposable income …

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China’s Two-Speed Recovery

By John Richardson

CHINA appears to be in the midst of a two-speed recovery as a result of stronger domestic growth, while the export environment remains very bleak.

“Our polyethylene (PE) sales to converters who sell into the domestic market …

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China Polyethylene Sentiment Recovers

By John Richardson

CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is enjoying a mini-rebound on improved confidence in the ability of politicians to turn the economy around, the blog has been told.

There seems to be a feeling out there that more help …

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China New Leaders Announced

Xi Jinping addresses the 18th Party Congress

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By John Richardson

CHINA’S new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee was announced today, with the bad news being that five of its members are thought to be either conservative …

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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: Consumption And Hot Air

Source: New York Times

 

By John Richardson

TALK of a billion plus Western-style consumers is nothing more than hot air, with the temperature maintained by the financial sector eager to sell you its products.

The reality is very different, …

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China Leadership: Nobody Has A Clue

By John Richardson

THE blog has spent a great deal of time talking to lots of people, and reading everything it can get its hands on, concerning China’s leadership handover and has reached one overwhelming conclusion: Nobody has a clue. …

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