Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    China’s Wages

    Jul 21, 10 • 182 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, International Trade and Finance, LaborNo Comments

    Because I am still reading Peter Hessler’s Country Driving A Journey Through China, I related a recent NY Times article to his wonderful descriptions of an expanding transportation infrastructure, villagers migrating to cities, and more affluence.

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    China’s Drivers

    Jul 20, 10 • 178 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Peter Hessler’s Country Driving A Journey Through China From Farm To Factory takes the reader to China’s roads, villages, and factories. Having just completed the first half of the book, I wanted to share random fascinating facts that

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    Fiscal Insight

    Jun 16, 10 • 163 Views • Government, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Picture this political cartoon: In some unknown ocean, a Chinese submarine confronts a U.S. navy vessel with the Chinese submarine captain saying, “Turn around or we sell all your T-bills.” The caption says, “Chinese sub threatens U.S.

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    Ricardo and China

    Mar 18, 10 • 182 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Thinkers, International Trade and Finance, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    What happens when you build an airport and nobody uses it?  China has an answer. Although China faces underutilization as it develops its transportation infrastructure in the air, by rail and roads,  it seems to be continuing. China’s

  • An Imbalance in the Marriage Market

    Jan 15, 10 • 157 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Recent articles about skewed birth rates in China indicate 119 (and more) males are born for every 100 females. Discussing the imbalance, most commentary focused on marriage and how tough finding a wife will become.