We suggest checking out the following links:
Seeking Alpha: LDK Solar: Not Worth the Risk – Angry responses to this article that plays up the negatives in the LDK Solar inventory scandal
Cleantech.com: China Solar & Clean Energy grabs solar water heater co. – Shenzhen PengSangPu is the solar water heating company that’s strong in southern China
www.AsianInvestor.net: Forget the post-Olympic bust: China will endure – Lots of articles on how Olympics has limited economic impact (including one from us few issues back) yet the ‘conventional wisdom’ still seems to prevail.
www.AsianInvestor.net: HSBC’s Sinopia offers climate-change fund – New climate-change fund in HK – doesn’t choose investments by country or sector
FinanceAsia.com: Solargiga drops IPO price range – Subprime scare is bad news for Chinese solar firm listing in HK.
Marbridge Consulting: CNNIC: China’s Rural Internet Users Reaches 52.6 mln – 127.7% increase in rural internet users.
Beijing Morning Post: China Yahoo to Make More Layoffs – Trouble in Ma’s kingdom?
Marbridge Consulting: Rumor: Focus, Dentsu, Boosen to Merge Online Media Assets – Focus Media and others to create a super digital-advertising agency that would take up 80% of the market.
Xinhuanet: MII Sets Preconditions for iPhone’s China Entry – No WiFi, no single-operator deal and MII approval for all preloaded software. Seems like the chances of us seeing a legit China iPhone are diminishing by the day.
US ready for ‘businesslike’ trade settlements with China – Yahoo! News – Schwab says US has won or successfully settled 96% of trade cases it has taken to the WTO. Be afraid China, be very afraid (Oh, and Washington is willing to settle in a “businesslike” way on the three outstanding cases)
Number of Internet users in China hits 210 million: govt – Yahoo! News – China to pass US for total internet users in 2008
China Briefing News on the iPhone – Chris Devonshire-Ellis has a nice post on the suspended China Mobile-Apple talks over introducing the iPhone in China. Did China Mobile drop the iPhone into smaller competitor China Unicom’s hands, or will it be able to use its enormous subscriber base as leverage?