Archives: December 2009

South Korea Pardons Tycoon for Olympic Bid

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on December 29

It appears South Korean President Lee Myung Bak believes the ends justify the means. On Dec. 29, Lee granted amnesty for Samsung Electronics former chairman Lee Kun Hee who was...

Will Hyundai Have Labor Peace?

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on December 24

Share investors welcomed an agreement by Hyundai Motor's unionized workers to accept a wage deal, ensuring that 2009 will be the first strike-free year in 15 years for South Korea's...

North Korea's War on Markets

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on December 21

Three weeks after North Korea redenominated its currency on Nov. 30, few outside experts can say with authority what's really going on there. Confusion lingers as to just how much...

India's Contribution to Global Warming

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 16

How much does India contribute to global warming? And what role should India play in solving the problem? As climate change talks go down to the wire in Copenhagen, India...

More Impressive Economic Numbers for China

Posted by: Dexter Roberts on December 15

Beijing on Friday announced its economic numbers for November and analysts are saying they are good news for China as it coasts towards 2010. Strong economic growth continues to be...

China's Endless War on Online Porn

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 14

For a country determined to stamp out online pornography, China has a surprising amount of smut that manages to remain on the Internet. Or so the Chinese government would have...

South Korean Economy Back on Track

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on December 12

There's a growing consensus among economists that South Korea is well on its way to returning to health. The Bank of Korea, the central bank, projected on Friday the country's...

Tech: Is China Catching Taiwan?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 11

The technology gap between Taiwanese and Chinese companies is closing, according to a new survey by Deloitte. The consulting firm yesterday released its annual report on the 500 fastest-growing tech...

Chinese Automaker SAIC Targets India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 08

It’s been a busy week for China’s top automaker. Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) today announced it had formed a joint venture with Japanese electronics company Pioneer to produce car...

North Korea: Winning Popularity by Bashing the Rich?

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on December 07

Despite reports of an outburst of anger over North Korea's stunning redenomination of its currency last week, ordinary citizens in the communist country are not so severely affected by the...

Smart Grids: China’s Edge over India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 05

On the eve of the Copenhagen conference was a two-day meeting in Beijing about the smart grid in China. Check out the Cleaner, Greener China blog for some interesting analysis...

Bhopal: 25 Years Later

Posted by: Mehul Srivastava on December 03

25 years ago today, some 4000 people were killed in the worst industrial accident in history, when a Union Carbide plant in central India leaked out a poisonous gas called...

UN and China Squabble over Wind Subsidies

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 02

Usually when foreigners take issue with China’s policy of subsidizing key industries, the gripe is Beijing’s being too generous with its handouts to local companies. Now the United Nations and...

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