US companies leave China for Mexico
As Ties With China Unravel, U.S. Companies Head to Mexico, reports the New York Times on 31 May 2014.
Suicides in China's propaganda machine
"A spate of suicides and instances of illnesses have been reported among officials in the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda system recently, an apparent consequence of the enormous pressure that the bureaucracy is being put under as Party leader Xi Jinping reshuffles cadres in top posts at the agency in order to bolster his control.", reports the Epoch Times on 26 May 2014.
Thailand Coup: why we should care
Sean King, Senior Vice President at Park Strategies, has shared with us his video report on why Americans (and indeed all of us from democratic countries) should care about the recent coup in Thailand.
Amazon CEO worst boss on planet
Against tough opposition Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has been voted worst boss in the world, beating off rivals from other serial workers rights offenders, including Walmart.
Jeffrey Sachs on China and the environment.
The man who Time Magazine has called the world's best known economist is in Australia this week to give both Government and business a wake up call on sustainable development.
Japan's radiation lies
Forced to Flee Radiation, Fearful Japanese Villagers Are Reluctant to Return, says the New York Times.
Abenomics less effective than envisaged, says IMF
"In Japan, Abenomics could be less effective than envisaged, resulting in lower inflation and weaker growth, with spillovers to economies that have strong trade and foreign direct investment linkages with Japan", said the IMF in its most recent Asian regional economic outlook.
China bans "Big Bang Theory"
China has forced four US TV shows off the web, including the Big Bang Theory and the Good Wife.
Nike & worker safety in Bangladesh
The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting story looking inside Nike's Struggle to Balance Cost and Worker Safety in Bangladesh.
The Economist's Asia economics editor, as he takes his leave, is less worried than many of his peers about the frailties and paradoxes of China's economy.
Japanese women and work
Women's lowly status in the Japanese workplace has barely improved in decades, and the country suffers as a result, argues the Economist magazine.
China's credit squeeze
The New York Times argues that smaller companies in China are feeling the pinch as credit sources dry up.
Chinese business not convinced on XI
The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article arguing that China's business elite is hedges its bets on President Xi.
China's potentially destabilizing anti-corruption drive
Jim Fallows has an excellent article in the Atlantic on why he thinks that the anti-corruption drive in China is so important, and so potentially destabilizing.
China's urbanization troubles
China's urbanization movement is greatly compromised by the hukou system and restrictions on the right to sell farmland. What's more, many internal migrants have no intention of staying in cities because life is too expensive.
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