Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    The World’s Biggest Economies

    Aug 20, 10 • 247 Views • No Comments

    The Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping said, “It doesn’t matter what color a cat is as long as it catches mice.” Explained in the Teaching Company’s “Why Economies Rise or Fall,” Deng cared about results more than economic...  [read more]

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    A Little Sunshine at General Motors

    Aug 18, 10 • 250 Views • No Comments

    A question: How are a little Sunshine and the U.S. taxpayer similar? The answer: Both are helping General Motors grow. The Wuling Sunshine is the most popular car in China. Manufactured by General Motors with 2 Chinese partners, it is a no frills minivan that...  [read more]

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    Son Preference

    Jul 30, 10 • 361 Views • No Comments

    If there are 122 men for every 100 women, how do you find a wife? According to a Columbia University professor, in China, you save. Economists have been asking why Chinese households save so much–30% as compared to a current 6% rate in the U.S. One...  [read more]

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    China’s Wages

    Jul 21, 10 • 354 Views • No 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....  [read more]

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    China’s Drivers

    Jul 20, 10 • 323 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]