We suggest checking out the following links:
FinanceAsia: Will Bain-Huawei abandon its takeover of 3Com? – Good overview of the deal so far and the poliicial and security issues surrounding it
The Atlantic: Penetrating the Great Firewall – Q&A with Fallows about his GFW article. He gives some good insights into ways to think about govt internet and social control in China and popular misconceptions about them elsewhere.
Cleantech.com: U.C. Berkeley professor calls solar PV technology ‘a loser’ – “We are throwing money away by installing the current solar PV technology, which is a loser,” he said. “We need a major scientific breakthrough and we won’t get it by putting panels up on houses.”
Environmental Capital: China: Going Green, Going It Alone – “China expects local capital to fund 90 percent of the infrastructure and other investment needed to meet its goal to get 15 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020,”
Marbridge: MII: FDI Manufacturers Will Continue to Leave China – “the trend of foreign-invested manufacturing plants moving to Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries with low operating costs will grow throughout 2008.”
Seeking Alpha: Chinese Currency: Considerations in Revaluing the Renminbi – Michael Pettis argues against Jon Anderson’s assertion that a one-off reevaluation is unlikely. It’s a bad choice out of a number of worse choices, he says.
Economic Observer: Online Game Industry Deals Paralyzed – High valuations after Shanda’s acquisition in Chengdu means online game companies are having trouble finding acquisition targets and snookering growth.
The China Beat: A Coming Distraction–Rana Mitter’s Modern China: A Very Short Introduction – ” … did not pen their observations having landed back at Kennedy or Heathrow airports on one of the many Air China 747s that ferry thousands of travellers daily between China and the West. They wrote their book a full century ago”