Japan Surpasses China As Largest U.S. Creditor

I keep beating these drums because I think Americans have to finally get serious about understanding and responding to the emergence of not just one new East Asian economic powerhouse but at least two–both Japan and China. The U.S. conventional wisdom these days is that Japan is finished. I can’t believe how many times I […]…

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The Weak Link In Hank Paulson’s View of China

My readers know I follow the U.S. debate about China with great attention, so I have been watching Hank Paulson emerge with his new book, “Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower.” I attended an event last evening at the Asia Society at which Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs and […]…

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3D Manufacturing Is No Longer in The Future–It’s Here, on the Manufacturing Floor

  Are you ready for the additive manufacturing revolution?    My latest in Chief Executive magazine. By William J. Holstein Busy CEOs may be forgiven for trying to tune out the noise and hype that technology suppliers try to generate. Remember the Y2K craze? But every once in a while, a technology reaches what Andy Grove, the first […]…

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Which Way Is China Headed?

Here is a video interview I did with the ChinaFile arm of the Asia Society, on the basis of the China Hands reunion, which serves as the basis for my latest book, “Has The American Media Misjudged China?”…

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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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