Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    China’s Drivers

    Jul 20, 10 • 237 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Fiscal Insight

    Jun 16, 10 • 220 Views • No 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....  [read more]

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    Ricardo and China

    Mar 18, 10 • 245 Views • No 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...  [read more]

  • An Imbalance in the Marriage Market

    Jan 15, 10 • 218 Views • No 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....  [read more]

  • A Stimulating Idea From China

    Dec 17, 09 • 238 Views • No Comments

    The place is Inner Mongolia. The city is Ordos. Actually, within 18 miles, there are two Ordos. One looks like a normal city. Built with stimulus money, the second Ordos looks complete except for one detail; there are no people. The apartments are empty, the...  [read more]