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Former LCB Editor Interviewed on BBC World Following Zuckerberg’s Chinese Q&A

As the Internet has now exhaustively documented, on October 22, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Tsinghua University in Beijing and gave an interview entirely in Mandarin, demonstrating an impressive verbal comprehension ability despite some tonal and grammar mistakes and other slip-ups.  A veritable frenzy of international coverage ensued, prompting critiques that perhaps Americans’...

Clean Energy Investment: Wanxiang Wins Acquisition Bid for A123

Chinese auto parts titan Wanxiang has won a bid for bankrupt A123 Systems Inc. and its clean energy battery tech – this is an interesting potential acquisition in the world of clean energy investment, yet to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), involving Chinese capital and de-valued U.S. assets, a pattern...
Made in San Francisco – Sold in China

Made in San Francisco – Sold in China

The ever-increasing flood of foreign goods into China could force improvement in Chinese manufacturing By Aaron Posehn The San Francisco Business Times recently ran an article called “Made in San Francisco label hits China.” It speaks to the fact that the tables have recently turned and now American brands, including those hailing from San Francisco, are becoming...

Is California Ready for Massive Chinese Investment Inflow?

California could be poised to hugely benefit from Chinese outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) to the cool tune of $60 billion, says this Asia Society press release which features a groundbreaking study conducted jointly with the well-known research group Rhodium.
Language Barriers and Gaming the System

Language Barriers and Gaming the System

Trouble brews among “China short sellers” – Photo by Alotor A post on Linkedin today by Beijing-based venture capitalist, Kai Fu Lee, took aim at short-seller Citron Research. Lee, in addition to several other parties, have lodged legal complaints against the Detroit firm alleging the company published false reports to manipulate the stock market; i.e....

China Looks to North Carolina for Quality Lumber

Because North Carolina, along with many other states in the USA have employed sustainable forest management and logging practices over the last century, there is a lot of supply sitting in the lumber yards. And that supply isn’t being sold domestically, because new construction is still weak because of the poor economy in the USA....
Manufacturing EPO Foam Mold RC Planes in Shenzhen China

Manufacturing EPO Foam Mold RC Planes in Shenzhen China

Advertisement: Great Starter RC Plane: Hobby Zone Champ Champ RTF Below are a few photos and descriptions of EPO Foam mold RC plane manufacturing in Shenzhen China via Jack Luo ofEasy Sky. Thus far most of the orders are coming from Russia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, etc.  You can reach Jack Luo here. Advertisement: Great Starter...

China Trade War With USA

Last week Obama swung another punch in a many round fight with China when he complained to the World Trade Organization over the luxury auto-tariffs China slapped on U.S. imports. The China trade war with USA is nothing new, but at a time when the U.S. economy is still crawling away from an over-stretched world...

North American Beijing Review Bureau Head Visits Asheville, Warren Wilson College

On Thursday, July 6, 2012, Beijing Review ‘s Ms. Wei Huang, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the North American Bureau based in New York City, caught an early flight from NYC to Asheville North Carolina. Beijing Review is China’s national English news weekly; featuring, in English, world & China news on business, science, technology, health, etc. Upon...

Chinese Tourists to USA May Double by 2014, Each Spending 6k

Americans have been going in debt, while the Chinese have been saving. But what are they doing with all the stashed cash? Spending it, of course–a good chunk of it on tourism in America. According to this NYTimes article, Luxury Stores Pull Out Mandarin Phrase Books to Make the Sale, Chinese tourists are traveling to places...