The Weekend Twit – Special Edition

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Due to work demands, I was pretty much offline for the past several days. The bad news is that there was very little Twittering and zero blogging. The good news is that the longest M&A deal of my career, an acquisition that literally lasted one year (that’s one year since they got the lawyers involved!), is finally over. We signed documents and now just need to clean up some share transfer items, and it’s bye bye transaction, hello to getting paid.

I’m now back to a normal schedule, so look out for my next china/divide post tomorrow morning (Monday), which is an update on my unintentional series on efforts to purify the Chinese language of foreign acronyms, as well as regular updates of China Hearsay as usual.

For the sake of efficiency, I have therefore consolidated the few Tweets I sent out the past few days (15th through 18th of April) below. Note that, as usual, these have been edited for the sake of sanity and relevancy:

  1. RT @pdenlinger: China Vortex new post: 2010 Tudou Film Festival Delivers Tough Message: http://bit.ly/aQPL7B
  2. PKU’s Huang Yiping: China needs to adjust its monetary policy now http://tinyurl.com/y36jy9o – calls for i rate and x rate adjustment

  3. O’Melveny: PRC State Council Issues New Rules Encouraging Foreign Investment http://tinyurl.com/yygre8s

  4. FP: The ‘China ate my jobs’ fallacy http://tinyurl.com/y56jbqr – This is awesome. Love it.

  5. Bloomberg: EU opens first ever anti-subsidy investigation of Chinese imports http://tinyurl.com/y39wsf7

  6. Caijin: China shutting down bank intranets to stop excessive lending http://tinyurl.com/y5smj9b

  7. RT @niubi: DigiCha-”???? War of Internet Addiction” Wins Top Prize at 2010 Tudou Film Festival” http://bit.ly/80nZW6

  8. Business Day: Just what is Chinese commercial secret remains secret http://tinyurl.com/y478dp5 – analysis of one of the charges in Rio case

  9. Viacom: Google used piracy to coerce content owners http://tinyurl.com/y4sesem – video file sharing IP wars continue

  10. Avon bribery case: apparently Avon self-disclosed violation of FCPA to US DOJ. Seems to be a trend towards self-disclosure, at least in U.S.

  11. Tudou: CCTV sports commentators learning to live without “NBA” acronym http://tinyurl.com/y3sw8h6 – quite amusing

  12. Telegraph: A visit to the temple of knock-off China http://tinyurl.com/y2zqkza – yet another reporter goes to the Silk Market {yawn}

  13. RIAA and MPAA gone fucking nuts… If you haven’t read about this already http://tinyurl.com/y2h2ddf – the new IP cops are the ISPs

  14. VOX EU: Bankers’ conflicts of interest in the interwar years: Lessons for today’s regulators http://tinyurl.com/y5dyahg

  15. VOX EU: Global safety nets: The IMF as a swap clearing house http://tinyurl.com/y7ttsdk

  16. Two Billion Laptops? It May Not Be Enough http://tinyurl.com/y7yyt9f – one laptop per child program having problems

  17. RT @niubi: Roubini Global Economics – Unpacking China’s Trade Deficit http://bit.ly/a9B3mE

  18. RT @chinaeconreview: New financial products, same transparency problems: China finally has margin trading, short selling http://dlvr.it/WvW3

  19. This is amusing: The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon’s Chinese | Sinosplice http://tinyurl.com/y7nt9td

  20. Guardian panel: “Chinese GDP: what the experts say” http://tinyurl.com/y75xch5 – reax to new growth stats, better than standard news acct

  21. CFR ‘debate’: “Is China a Currency Manipulator?” http://tinyurl.com/y6n9fpw – stupid question, impressive panel, good reference

  22. Mayer Brown: How are social insurance contributions in respect of an employee made? http://tinyurl.com/y2kwpzd – decent Q&A for new FIEs

  23. Commerce ministry studies foreign anti-monopoly probes http://tinyurl.com/y6yz24f – this will not be well received so close to Rio trial

  24. Plaintiffs in Tainted Chinese Drywall Litigation May Win in Court, but Will They Ever Collect? http://tinyurl.com/y3fetgy – answer: no

  25. Andrew Batson: “Evaluating China’s Drive for Budget Transparency” http://tinyurl.com/y2yqsba – gotta blog on this, great issue

  26. I don’t understand the point of this headline: “China sells petrol to Iran while talking at UN about sanctions” http://tinyurl.com/yywqhyy

  27. China Esquire: “worldvision allows for qinghai earthquake donations” http://tinyurl.com/y386rx2

  28. Foreign investment unaffected by Google, Rio Tinto incidents http://tinyurl.com/y6w77l5

  29. Kevin Slaten: “When Superpowers Fall” (The Diplomat) http://tinyurl.com/y5jyboz

  30. My Spanish is a bit rusty, but this headline looks slightly judgmental to me: “Qinghai, el “gulag” de China” http://tinyurl.com/y6c6gmg

  31. China to further support foreign investment as FDI surges http://tinyurl.com/y3cqh7d – Outward investment, that is.

  32. Derek Scissors: China Excuse Falls Short http://tinyurl.com/y4aklk3

  33. Allen & Overy: Daimler Settles U.S. Bribery Charges for $185 Million http://tinyurl.com/y7gswtu

  34. RT @UKTI_JGordon: “Inside a Chinese Courtroom”, 15th April, 3:30pm, Kerry Center Hotel, Bejing. EU Chamber http://ow.ly/1yrQv

  35. RT @WorldBankAsia: World Bank economists got into the nitty-gritty of East Asia’s current economy. Chat transcript: http://bit.ly/92cBLp

2 responses on “The Weekend Twit – Special Edition

    1. Stan Post author

      This might be hard to believe, but it was actually a negotiated flat fee that, as it turns out, was not only accurate in time predictions, but turned out to be very satisfactory to both sides. Very rare, but it does happen!