Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into HQ | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1tGOXgQ – bldg that size, took 6 yrs to move furniture
China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks bit.ly/1x2WdR1 – not sure here who is pot & who is kettle
Companies look for more fairness as China eyes legal reforms | Reuters yhoo.it/1ydunTj — focus is on influence of local officials
What China Means by ‘Rule of Law’ | New York Times nyti.ms/1yTFQLc
The future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation | East Asia Forum bit.ly/1vFgJJo – I say scrap NATO and SCO both
China Economic Watch | Is China’s Rebalancing for “Real”? bit.ly/1CnX9Bl — not so much, and is anyone shocked?
Steel in China is now cheap as cabbage | Financial Times on.ft.com/1CnWRKC — overcapacity has a nasty way of biting you eventually
Why The Internet Economy Causes So Many Problems For Chinese Officials | McKinsey bit.ly/1npMynQ — the knowledge gap is significant
The US Treasury Department said on Wednesday that China cannot be ruled as a currency manipulator, but highlighted the need for sustained progress toward a market-driven exchange rate.
Brief comment: how is this still a thing? Can we all agree to move on to real news, or even more interesting fake news like the Ebola “epidemic” in the U.S.?
Inflation Approaches a 5-Year Low in China | New York Times nyti.ms/1CnWqju — I don’t mind a bit of low inflation for a change
3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama | The Diplomat bit.ly/1obTSnJ — very interesting issue re: India vs. China
China Tries to Kick Coal Addiction | The Diplomat bit.ly/1rdFLsM — good policy, but sucks if you’re Australia
China regulates use of trademarks | Xinhua bit.ly/1npKr3z — ignorant journalists should not be allowed to write about IP
Huawei: US ban ‘not very important’ | BBC bbc.in/1w9V4XV — it’s healthy to maintain a positive outlook
China court rulings stress control of internet rests with the Party | Reuters yhoo.it/1xAWuM2 — marketing folks must hate this
China’s push for coal import tariff could cost Australian mining jobs | ABC ab.co/1swj7RQ — are there any Aus mining jobs left?
U.S. Opposing China’s Answer to World Bank | NYT nyti.ms/1qaEVxn — both sides want to use this to achieve strategic goals
Interesting morning. My wife woke me up an hour early and pointed out the window, showing me that the world had gone away completely in a Stephen King-ish “atmospheric event.” As you can see in the pic, we couldn’t even see the ground (we live on the 17th floor).
But no worries. By the time I was ready to go to work (yes, today is a work day in the PRC due to the *%&$@ holiday schedule), I could, barely, see the ground, and I had stopped bleeding out of my pores. So it’s all good. Optimist that I am, I will just believe that this is heavy fog and that Beijing is on par with the Bay Area in terms of weather.
FBI chief says Chinese hackers are like ‘drunk burglars’ bit.ly/1y9D9Vg — somehow I think PRC hackers are more skilled than that
BBC: China official perks ‘fall by $9bn’ bbc.in/1y9CUcR — good thing I diversified my portfolio out of baijiu & hooker futures