Opinion
LCB Top 10 Articles of 2012

LCB Top 10 Articles of 2012

We review many great articles at Learn Chinese Business, both from our regular contributors and guest bloggers, and it’s hard to pick winners.  Recently, though, our editorial team got together in a Google hangout and discussed which posts we thought were the very best in 2012.  It was an important year for our website and...
Obama and Romney's Fighting Words: What “Getting Tough on China” Really Means for Business

Obama and Romney’s Fighting Words: What “Getting Tough on China” Really Means for Business

Whether it is Obama or Romney who wins the 2012 presidential election, either candidate will have to deal with the fallout of the political cycle and what their campaign promises actually mean for U.S.-China trade relations.
Will Automated Robot Labor be the Death of China?

Will Automated Robot Labor be the Death of China?

Manufacturing is where most of the jobs are in China, and thus China is married to its role as the world’s manufacturer, with little recourse for divorcing it to pursue other national interests. However, China’s role as the world’s manufacturer may change in the near future, raining devastating consequences on a country that has sacrificed...

South China Sea Conflict Repetitious, Worsening U.S.-China Business Ties

The latest news South China Sea conflict (see today’s Bloomberg BusinessWeek article) broadcasts more of the same rhetoric, and reaffirms a hardened stance by China, and other Asian countries–Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei–involved in the dispute regarding rights to minerals / natural resources discovered in the South China Sea. As we can easily ascertain from...

Why the Chinese Stick Together

Look around the USA and you’ll see Asians are among the fastest growing immigrants to the USA. And while the average American citizen might see Chinese nationals out and about doing business, how many Americans can say they’ve made friends with any of them, and no, we’re not talking about neo-American “cowboys” who went out...

China’s Economy 2012 & Beyond, Bubble Bursting?

Like a burning race car that’s sped along the racetrack far too long with an overheated engine, it’s becoming more apparent everyday that China’s economy 2012 is ejecting into no-man’s land. Jerel Bonner (马扬),  Principal Consultant at Sharpening Axes, who just moved his offices from Nanjing to Shanghai in hopes of positioning closer to the...

Friendship Store Protest in China, Rare Move In Chinese Business Culture

By Brianna Zhang MBA For the Chinese business culture in Foshan, China, the arrival of the Friendship store (Guangzhou) in the heart of downtown created such excitement and buzz. The Friendship Store had been under construction for around two years with many residents wondering if it would ever open. On December 29, 2011, the Friendship...