Tag Archives: industrial policy

Beijing Falls Back on Industrial Policy During Downturn

July 23, 2012

I assume heads exploded in D.C., New York and London when this was reported: China¬†will step up efforts to boost the development of seven strategic emerging industries to cushion downward pressure on the world’s second-largest economy, a senior official of the country’s top planning agency said on Monday. “When the economic outlook is not good, [...]

Jim McGregor on U.S. China Policy: Fight Fire With Fire

May 20, 2010

James McGregor says that China’s aggressive industrial policy is a reality that should be addressed by a comprehensive solution from the United States. I wish, but I have no faith in Washington’s ability to make it happen.

Some Thoughts on the Rio Tinto Verdicts

March 29, 2010

This is the top China story of the day, and since it also involves a legal topic, I sort of feel obligated to chime in. Despite the copious amount of press coverage, though, I don’t really think this case is all that important in the grand scheme of things. I can’t say that I agree [...]