Posts by: Stan Abrams


  1. April 7, 2010

    Someone Call a Language Cop – CCTV Says No Foreign Acronyms

    Is the purity of the Chinese language under threat? One government official has won the first battle in the war against foreign acronyms.

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  2. April 4, 2010

    The Fading Mythology of the Old China Hand

    Service, Davies, Fairbank In the expat community, no one has been more beloved than the China Hand. But as China's economy has developed, the China Hand has been left behind.
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  3. March 31, 2010

    Buy This Piece of Crap! china/divide’s (Bad) Stock Tips

    gordon-gecko Which Chinese companies are poised to move overseas, ruthlessly slam into new markets and destroy the competition? You may need to look elsewhere for answers.
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  4. March 30, 2010

    Is It Safe? Our Perpetual Assessment of China’s FDI Environment

    marathon-man Of the big questions in life, "Will you marry me?" and "Is it a boy or a girl?" the most important to CEOs might be, "Is now a good time to invest in China?"
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  5. March 25, 2010

    GoDaddy’s Shameless, but Unsurprising, Opportunism

    GoDaddy Makes a Principled Stand Google's Mainland pullout is big news. No surprise, therefore, that the opportunists are coming out of the woodwork. Enter domain name registrar GoDaddy.
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  6. March 24, 2010

    Google’s Hong Kong Gambit Is Public Relations Victory

    google-angel Google.cn has been redirected to Google.com.hk. Although users are no better off than with self-censored content, Google is benefiting from great press coverage.
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  7. March 18, 2010

    Google Does Evil: The Rise of Brain-Damaged Pundits

    google-bastards The Google/China dispute has dragged on too long. Non-stop commentary has spawned legions of brain-dead pundits roaming the streets and looking for media exposure.
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  8. March 16, 2010

    Consumer Rights Day and the Building of a Whiny Society

    Dare_to_Complain China's recent problems with unsafe products are well known. With scarce enforcement resources, why are officials spending time on chopstick surcharges?
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  9. March 13, 2010

    Nepotism in China: the First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

    nepotism-bush Anti-corruption campaigns are legion in China, but until now, nepotism has been the elephant in the room no one wants to notice. Is the silence finally over?
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  10. March 11, 2010

    Someone Call a Language Cop! China’s New War on English

    Chinese-language-characters Is the purity of the Chinese language under threat by the influx of English? One government official has called for new policies on proper language use.
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  11. March 9, 2010

    Bend Your Knees: The Rise of China’s Ayi State

    china-ayi-state So many rules! On the job, in restaurants, at the park. There are more and more every year, and China seems to be learning all the wrong lessons from the West.
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  12. March 7, 2010

    China Slows Defense Spending Amidst Calls For Transparency

    pla-transparency China's smaller than expected military budget for 2010 is meant to calm international concerns of a rising, belligerent PRC. Is it going to work? No. But why?
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  13. March 4, 2010

    Corruption, Diaries, and the Sex Tape Excuse

    This story has been burning up the Intertubes for a few days now: The diary of a local tobacco official…more »

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  14. Chasing the China Model: A Look at Executive Pay Limits

    Panda running on treadmill. Should China be the model for developing countries? Discussion must be based on a realistic understanding of how China works, not romantic myths of authoritarianism.
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  15. March 1, 2010

    Goat Meat, Loose Women, and the Imperfect China Dialogue

    Chinglish sign: "You're Polite People please wait here! Don't go until the Green light on!" Views of, and from, China are fraught with misunderstandings, but neither harsh critics nor apologists facilitate constructive dialogue.
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