Categories: China

In Electronics, Japan Still Matters

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 17

In the global technology industry's pecking order, Japanese consumer electronics companies long ago surrendered their top spot to more nimble competitors like Samsung Electronics and Apple. Many of the country's...

China's Surprising Trade Numbers

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 11

By Dexter Roberts Amongst the flood of economic statistics released this week by Beijing, the trade numbers certainly were some of the most notable. With imports up 19.4% and exports...

LePad vs. iPad: Nice Surprises From Lenovo

Posted by: Dan Beucke on February 17

By Bruce Einhorn I've always been skeptical about Lenovo, the Chinese computer company. In 2005 it bought the PC division of IBM, a purchase that immediately made Lenovo a worldwide...

China Buys Gas-Tapping Technology

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on October 11

My colleague John Duce and I wrote in this week's issue of Bloomberg Businessweek about China's search for unconventional gas -- gas trapped in coal deposits, for instance, or in...

'Shame Games' Put India Further Behind China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 26

Barring any more disasters, the Commonwealth Games will open in New Delhi on schedule after all. The fact that the games won't be delayed or cancelled is a victory for...

Japan Can't Afford Fight with China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 21

I was in Beijing late last month, shortly after news broke that China had passed Japan as the world's second-largest economy. The official line in the Chinese media: No gloating...

China's Huawei Overcomes Opposition in India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 07

In the U.S., Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies is encountering new opposition from Republican senators. Huawei has had its share of political problems in India, too, with New Delhi...

Fixing China's Banks: The Next Round

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 05

No rest for China's weary banking reformers. Over the summer, they got Agricultural Bank of China over the finish line, with the state-owned bank pulling off the world's largest IPO....

No iPhone Boost for Apple's Chinese Partner

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 26

Apple's in a bind in China. It has teamed up with China Unicom, the perennial also-ran in the country. Unicom has exclusive rights to the iPhone in the world's biggest...

U.S. Stem Cell Ruling May Boost Asian Research

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 24

Asian countries are well-positioned to benefit from the latest setback for stem cell research in the U.S. During the Bush years, countries such as Singapore and China took advantage of...

GOP Senators Go After China's Huawei

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 23

China's biggest maker of telecom equipment is the subject of a new campaign by a group of Republican senators demanding the Obama administration investigate the company, which wants to sell...

After Chinese Flop in Korea, Indian Rival Takes a Turn

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 22

Mahindra & Mahindra knows how to make tractors. It's the biggest tractor maker in India. The company wants to join local rival Tata Motors - owner of Jaguar and Land...

Demand Grows Despite H-1B Fight, TCS Exec Says

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 18

The chop-shop fallout continues. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) caused an uproar in India recently after he called Indian IT outsourcing companies chop shops during debate on a proposal to double...

Delays Threaten India's Commonwealth Games

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 17

October's New Delhi Commonwealth Games* were supposed to be for India what the 2008 Beijing Olympics were for China, the big sporting event showcasing the country's arrival as an economic...

Apple Supplier Foxconn's Boss Wins Support

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 16

Terry Gou, the embattled boss of Apple's outsourcing manufacturer Foxconn (part of Hon Hai Precision Industry) has an unlikely ally in media tycoon Jimmy Lai. Lai's chairman of Next Media,...

A Chinese Buyer for Palm?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 12

Now that Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to purchase Volvo from Ford, will Palm be the next downtrodden Western brand to be swooped up by a Chinese buyer? That’s a...

Relief for Investors in China's Top Chipmaker

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 31

There are some things too challenging even for China. Anybody who thinks China’s economic mandarins are all-powerful need only look at the sorry case of the country’s top chipmaker, Semiconductor...

China's Currency Stand and Japan's Lost Decade

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 25

As calls grow louder in the U.S. for the Obama administration to pressure China over its undervalued currency, it’s good to check in with William Fung, group managing director of...

Congress Challenges China on Falun Gong & Yuan

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 17

Here’s a strange match: Ron Paul, the Texas Congressman, GOP presidential candidate, libertarian hero and scourge of the Federal Reserve, might now be China’s favorite lawmaker in Washington. Paul was...

China’s Foreign Investment Rebounds

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 16

Industry groups representing multinationals are grumbling again about China. They’re upset about new “indigenous innovation” policies encouraging the purchase of locally-generated technology. See, for instance, comments from the head of...

U.S. Senators Turn Up the Heat on China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 25

While Democrats and Republicans squabbled about health care on Thursday at Blair House (corrected - I originally wrote White House but the meeting was at the president's guest house across...

Apple’s China Partner Squabbles with Nigeria

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 18

Is China Unicom, the company that Apple chose to be its iPhone partner in the Chinese market, bidding for Nigerian Telecom or not? Depends who you ask. Nigeria’s government on...

Why China Probably Won't Revalue the Yuan Soon

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 16

As China shows more signs of overheating, Goldman chief economist Jim O’Neil says Beijing is poised to allow an appreciation of its currency, the yuan, to slow the economy. As...

China Indictment Could Be Good News for Rio Tinto 4

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 11

The Australian government has confirmed that four employees of Melbourne-based resources giant Rio Tinto have been indicted in China after being detained for seven months on corruption charges. This might...

Hope Ahead for Hong Kong Disneyland

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 19

Hong Kong Disneyland has come out with its results for the year ending September 2009, and the ailing theme park has some good news to report. The joint venture between...

Google China Hacking Brouhaha Raises Business Concerns

Posted by: Dexter Roberts on January 15

Google’s decision to come out swinging over what it says was “highly sophisticated” Chinese hacking into its computer systems is heightening concerns that China’s business environment is far less hospitable...

FDI Surges in China, Despite Rio Arrests

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 15

I’ve been quick to say I told you so when I’ve been right about predictions, so I should be just as fast to say I goofed. News today about foreign...

Cadmium: The New Made-in-China Scare

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 12

A new year, a new Chinese safety scandal. If 2007 was the year of lead-tainted toys, 2008 was the year of melamine-laced milk and 2009 was the year of defective...

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...

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...

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...

Battle of the Disneylands: Advantage Hong Kong

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 30

A month after the Chinese government finally gave the okay for Shanghai Disneyland, skeptics are pointing out the park’s success is hardly a sure thing. The latest edition of the...

Saab Retreat Hits China's Auto Ambitions

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 25

Koenigsegg Group's decision to walk away from a deal to buy Saab is not just a blow to GM, which now probably has no choice but to shut down Saab...

China Attacks U.S. 'Commission' as Biased

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 24

A week after President Obama's trip to China, relations between the two countries have taken a new hit. Today's China Daily, the government's official English-language newspaper, has a story filled...

U.S. Ambassador: China-U.S. Ties are World's Most Important

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 20

A day after President Obama left Asia after an 8-day visit, Jon Huntsman, the American ambassador in Beijing, tried to counter the spin in the media that his boss's China...

After iPhone's China Launch, Is BlackBerry Next?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 04

The China iPhone wait has ended, so now it’s time to obsess about another smartphone that’s pretty much missing in action in China, the BlackBerry. China Unicom launched its version...

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