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America’s decline, and how nobody seems to really care

America’s decline, and how nobody seems to really care

(Photo from the Daily Beast) It’s with a sense of frustration that I watch America descend from its perch atop the global order. ¬†For as long as I’ve been alive, the United States has been the “shining city on a hill”,... read more »

 

Krispy Kreme on the way, but will it be successful?

Krispy Kreme on the way, but will it be successful?

The blogger at Silicon Hutong doesn’t think so. Krispy Kreme has announced it has plans to expand from it’s Hong Kong location into mainland China, with Shenzhen being the first mainland city to host the rich donut-maker. The China... read more »

 

Resources, not Tibet or torches, likely to dominate the ‘Mandarin Auzzie’s’ Beijing agenda

Resources, not Tibet or torches, likely to dominate the ‘Mandarin Auzzie’s’ Beijing agenda

Tomorrow marks a very interesting time politically for one of China’s most important regional partners. Australian President Kevin Rudd will arrive here tomorrow to meet with his Chinese counterparts, the last leg of his first major international... read more »

 

Dalian: China’s outsourcing capital, and a pretty nice town to boot

I’ve been working on a fascinating episode of BizTraveler this week on outsourcing. It’s not exactly a sexy topic by any stretch, but what is surprising (to me, an outsourcing ludddite) is how wide-spread this practice is, and how,... read more »

 

China’s ‘friendly skies’ becoming a government litmus test

I’ve always been fascinated by the world of business. And living in China right now, there are no lack of interesting business stories to sift through. But this most recent story from the airline industry in this country strikes me as... read more »

 

Run your company, Mao style

For years I’ve been told by my (admittedly political) Chinese friends that Mao Zedong Thought still underpins today’s economic development. They believe Mao continues to guide China forward, and his teachings still help peasants,... read more »