China’s Car Industry Not Coming On As Strong As Expected

It wasn’t long ago that many commentators expected the Chinese to begin exporting vehicles to the American market and dramatically undercut the price charged by American, Japanese and Korean automakers. Warren Buffet, for example, famously invested in electric car maker BYD. But just as Buffet found that BYD was no where close to internationally prevailing […]…

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Has The New York Times Declared A Truce in War with General Motors?

The New York Times has been leading the media attack on General Motors, suggesting that senior management knowingly sold cars to people that killed them. The story line was been clear and persistent. But a funny thing happened on the front page of the Gray Lady today. It put a smiling picture of CEO Mary […]…

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China’s Big Chill–A Second Piece of New Evidence

New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies   By PAUL MOZUR JAN. 28, 2015 HONG KONG — The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software, according to […]…

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China Clamps Down Still Harder on Internet Access-New York Times

This article in the Times is one of two pieces of further evidence that the trends we documented at the OPC China Hands reunion are intensifying.     By ANDREW JACOBS JAN. 29, 2015 BEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the […]…

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An Important New Book on China

I worked on this project for much of 2014 and am delighted that it has resulted in the sixth book that I have written or edited. It’s important because it captures one of those historic moments in which we in the West recognize that we may have fundamentally misjudged China’s direction. The book is now […]…

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