Chinese Recruit Top Executives Trained Abroad (WSJ 30-11-04) $$
and China: destined to converge? (IHT 21-11-04) [Full
New Pattern Is Cut for Global Textile Trade China Likely to Dominate as Quotas
Expire (WP 17-11-04)
Trade Pact Tests Malaysia's Car-Import Barriers (WSJ 12-11-04)
US-China trade relations take turn for worse (FT 11-5-04)
It is time for China to unshackle the price of money (Economist 11-4-04)
India and China: Class of the Titans (Economist 11-4-04)--India
increasingly sees China as a friend. But what does China think?
Finds Vietnam (NYT 9/30/04)--
A whole new world
(WSJ 27-9-04)--Competition from China and India is changing the
way businesses operate everywhere. Here's what companies are -- and aren't --
doing to survive.
East Asian trade [Economist 2/26/04]--Why Asian countries are racing to
sign bilateral trade deals with each other
China's Price for Market Entry: Give Us Your Technology, Too [WSJ
2/26/2004]--As China seeks to compete in health care, power generation and a
range of other advanced manufacturing sectors, the nation is pushing for crown
jewels of technology from companies that want access to its exploding
Africa seeks help to withstand Chinese textile dominance
Long a Low-Tech Power, China Sets Its Sights on Chip Making
[WSJ 2/17/04]--Beijing Dangles Fat Incentives To Lure Plants,
Know-How; Taiwanese at the Helm --
Japanese Capital and Jobs Flowing to China
China Rethinks The Peg Tying Yuan and Dollar
Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart's Low Prices
[WP 2/8/04]--Retailer Squeezes Its Asian Suppliers to Cut
China, India confront the Wal-Marts
[Asia Times 1/30/04]--The world's largest and second largest consumer markets
are opening their retail sectors to foreign investment. Democratic India
traditionally has been wary of big outside investors, and faces popular
resistance. Authoritarian China is rushing ahead, driven to modernize, but it,
too, faces problems
As China Surges, It Also Proves A Buttress to American Strength
required. "The U.S.'s burgeoning ties with China have become
treacherous terrain. Amid worries about U.S. jobs, many are clamoring to curb
the "China threat." But the nation has become a lightening rod for America's
economic security, even as Beijing's rise supports U.S. power."
Chinese Seek Greener Pastures
[WSJ 1/30//04]--China is turning its sights outward, looking to invest overseas
in a search for new markets that could expand its economic clout in Asia.
China's Leaders Manage Class Conflict Carefully
[NYT 1/25/04]--China is living through a Gilded Age of
inequality, whose benefits are not trickling down to the rural
residents who live off the land or flock to the cities.
India: the new tiger
[Guardian 1-25-2004]--It's not just IT, manufacturing is adding to the nation's
feelgood factor. But infrastructure reforms are still essential if the momentum
is to be kept up...
A Year of Worry for
Cambodia's Garment Makers [NYT 1/24/04]
Mystery [WP 1/6/2004]--Why have China and Japan
continued to accumulate large dollar surpluses -- financing the U.S. trade
deficit in the process -- even as the value of those dollars has continued to
Asia Looks to Sign Free Trade Pact
[NYT 12/31/03]--A new free trade agreement in South Asia.
The rise of Asia gathers speed
[NYT 12/29/03]--GOOD SURVEY
China Moves to
Protect Property [NYT 12/23/03]--A turning point
in China's transition
For a Few Dollars Less, TV
Making Moves Abroad [NYT 12/22/03]--The future of
television production, like that of many other consumer goods, lies largely in
low-cost areas of Asia, especially China.
China closes technology gap with S Korea
China looks overseas to add tech vigour
Yuan's Peg to Dollar Benefits Exporters' Business in
China [WSJ 5/27/03]--China may boost exports as a
weaker dollar leads to a depreciated yuan, making Chinese commodities more
competitive and putting pressure on Asian companies already scrambling to
Asian Nations Gain Indirectly From Dollar's Declining Value
Need for Surgical Masks in Asia Takes Bite From
Cosmetic Sales [WSJ 5/7/02]--Women across Asia are
wearing surgical face masks to ward off SARS, and foregoing makeup, sending
sales of cosmetics into a tailspin. WHOA!!!!
Even With Glut, Shrimp Farmers Want Still More and
Others Balk [NYT 5/7/03]
Deal Limits Vietnamese Imports
Virus Takes Toll on Asian Dynamos
[WP 4/26/03]--Analysts at the World Bank and other financial institutions this
week shaved growth estimates for Asian countries especially in the economies
hardest hit by SARS, cutting Hong Kong's predicted growth rate in half and
Singapore's by one-third.
Europe Puts Tariffs on Seoul Chip Maker
Economies Sickened by a Virus, and Fear
How U.S. Trash Helps Fuel China's Economy
Global Investors Shift Interest To Asian Firms Outside China
[WSJ 3/31/03]--Squeezing investment gains from China's booming economy has
proved elusive for international investors. Now, some are changing their
strategy, skipping Chinese companies in favor of enterprises in Japan, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and elsewhere in Asia that build the machines or sell
the raw materials China depends on to grow.
China Girds for War Impact On Import-Reliant Economy
China Reforms Bring Back Executives Schooled in U.S.
[WSJ 3/6/03]--Brain drain.
China: Partner, Rival or Both?
[NYT 3/2/03]--China and the US. Long, thoughtful piece
deals scare India
[Asia Times 2/2003]
Chinese Computer Maker Plans a Push Overseas
[NYT 2/22/03]--Product-life cycle?
Trading With a Low-Wage Tiger
[American Prospect 2/1/03]--What happens to everyone else when China sucks up so
much of the world's economic growth?
China Is Economic Bright Spot, Topping U.S. as
Investment Hub [WSJ 1/25/03]--Can China save the
Flawed bid to woo overseas Indians
[Asia Times 1/21/03|
The other side of China's success story
U.S. Reports a Final Deal for Singapore Trade Pact
China Gambles on Big Projects for Its Stability
India Harvests Fruits of a Diaspora
[NYT 1/12/03]--20 million Indians living abroad generate an annual
income equal to 35 percent of India's gross domestic product [WP
Multinationals Crack Market In China by Adopting
Customs [WSJ 1/09/03]
Rift on Capital Controls Snags Singapore Trade Pact
Sex Trade Thrives In China
China May Lose Shine As Manufacturing Base
[WSJ 12/30/02]--in some of its most popular manufacturing centers,
costs are starting to rise.
For New Balance, a Surprise: China Partner Became Rival
Car Loans Fueling China's Independence From Agriculture
[WP 12/17/02]--Consumers in other developing countries have typically become
willing and able to buy cars.when their income reach $3000/year.
Lot of info on Chinese auto market and banking
China's Hot, at Least for Now
[NYT 12/16/02]--Its output is about a quarter of Japan's and about a
ninth that of the United States
World's Car Makers Race To Keep Up as China Zooms
[WSJ 12/13/02]--China now is the 4th largest auto market
Vietnam and the United States [Economst 12/12/02]--Case of the
China's Year in WTO Gets a Mixed Review
The Myth of China's Middle Class
Japanese Wage Peace With Talks and Money, Pleasing Asians
China Is Using Its New Economic Weight to
Outmaneuver Japan [NYT 12/6/02]
IS CHINA'S ECONOMIC BOOM A MYTH? [The New Republic 12/16/02]--Cover story
Workers in China Fail As Owners of Factories
[WP 12/04/02]--China appears to be undergoing a second, more
wrenching round of ownership change. This time, managers and outside investors
are taking enterprises away from workers, almost always with the support of
local officials and often through corrupt or questionable methods.
Deflation Out of China?
[WP 12/04/02]--A balanced view, very good. SHOULD READ
[BW 12/09/02 Cover story]--How leaders from the mainland, Hong
Kong, and Taiwan are creating an integrated powerhouse
India's Poor Starve as Wheat Rots
China's neighbours get nervous
[FT 12/02/02--Thoughtful MUST READ
Japan's Economy Is in Dire Straits As Jobless Rate
Rises, Output Falls [WSJ 11/29/02]--Update on the
Once a Close Economic Rival of China, India Falls
Behind [NYT 11/29/02]--
Whither Singapore Inc? [Economist 11/28/02]--Singapore's unique
brand of capitalism needs an overhaul. Will Ho Ching do the right thing?
China's Congress of Crony Capitalists
[NYT 11/9/02]--Dictatorship of the proletariat has failed in China.
So the Communist Party is giving plutocracy a chance.
Southeast Asian Countries Agree to Expand Trade With
Japan [NYT 11/5/02]
China and Neighbors Move Ahead on Trade and Island Issues
Beijing's balancing act on reform [FT 11/4/02]
Asean signs trade accord with China
People's Republic of Products
[LAT 10/20/02]--3 articles on emerging China's maufacturing might
Another Asian Nation Battling a Crisis
[NYT 10/26/02]--Banking crisis in China
East Asia’s economies
[Economist 10/17/02]--The effects of Bali
Japan softens stand over Asian trade
[FT 9/13/02]--Japan said it was prepared to put agriculture on the table to
advance talks with ASEAN
ASEAN Backs China Trade Deal Amid Investment Concerns [WSJ
9/13/02] Asean, has endorsed a plan to pursue a free-trade agreement with China
and signaled it is also plans to negotiate a possible East Asia free-trade area
encompassing Asean plus China, South Korea and Japan.
Japan Likely to Cut Aid to China
Footwear Is Fleeing Indonesia, Raising Competition Questions
[WSJ 9/9/02]--Since 1996, Indonesia's share of Nike footwear-production volume
has shrunk to 30% from 38%. Meanwhile, Vietnam's
share has shot to 15% from 2%. Whither the "flying geese" theory?
Japan: A Patient Predator?
[BusinessWeek 9/9/02]--Review of a book by Ivan Hall which says that
the US has been bamboozled by Japan's empty promise to reform its economy
China Struggles to Cut Reliance on Mideast Oil
Taiwanese Firm Plans a Foundry in China
Thailand Is Greatest Beneficiary Of Japanese Firms' Restructuring
[WSJ 8/26/02]--Thailand is the third-most-attractive destination for
future Japanese investment world-wide, trailing only China and the U.S.
Chinese communists set for policy shift
China gears up to halt capital flight
China's trade surplus with the US expands
[WSJ 8/21/02]--Good piece on trends. China entering WTO may not
as beneficial to US as first thought.
Japan delights at scandal-hit US model
[FT 8/15/02] (subscribers only)
Asean Says It Must Do More To Create Free-Trade Area
Unlike Japan, U.S. Adapts, Moves On
IMF's Indonesia 'solution' leaves bitterness
In China, Foundation Is Set For a Banking Crisis to Erupt
[WSJ 8/7/02 - subscribers only] Is China heading for a Latin-American style
The Asian crisis: Five years on
[FT 8/6/02]--Looking back at the crisis. (Good article but probably can
only be accessed by subscribers)
Getting China’s regions moving
[OECD Observer June 2002]--China has enjoyed unparalleled growth, but more
has to be done to steer investment into the remoter regions and western
China's market Economy is Less Efficient than
the Planned Model [FEER]
China vs. Japan: A Phony Trade War
Japan Seeks Talks With China to Avert Trade War
A Golden Age for China? [BusinessWeek
July 9, 2002]
Rulers and the Almighty Dollar [Globalist 1/15/02]
China, Globalization, and the IMF [IMF]--Speech
by Eduardo Aninat (IMF Deputy Managing Director)
Textile industry: The looming revolution
It is time for a true development trade round [FT
4-20-04]--"The disparity between a true development agenda and what has evolved
since Doha is glaring"
Trade Theory vs. Used Clothes in Africa
Skilled Jobs Abroad Unsettles Global-Economy Fans
[WSJ 1/26/04]--"Outsourcing is raising fears, even among globalization
champions, that skilled workers in developed countries won't find equally
well-paid jobs if the work goes elsewhere."
What if poor
nations actually caught up with rich ones?
[Foreign Policy Jan-Feb 2004]--By Kenneth Rogoff
Don't Cry for
Cancún [Foreign Affairs Jan/Feb 2004]--"Despite
the dramatic collapse of the recent trade talks in Cancún, things aren't nearly
as bad as they seem. Cancún was no Seattle, as will soon become clear when
progress resumes on Doha Round negotiations. Fault for the conference's
breakdown lies with all the major parties, but the damage can quickly be
Globalisation by the people, for the people [Independent
12/31/02]--The mobile-powered spread of telephony and the movement of people
across borders are linked Globalisation is taking place under the
radar, on a small scale, in the choices being made by hundreds of millions of
individuals around the world. EXCELLENT TREND SPOTTER
'Can I Help You?' Jobs Migrate From U.S. to India [NYT 5/11/03]
On global inequality [Boston
Globe 1/05/03]--Excellent survey, MUST READ
Sustainable Development Gains University Cachet
[WSJ 11/29/02]--On Sachs and related
The challenge for the multilateral trade system
Europe Strains to Put Laggards Back in Line
[NYT 10/27/02]--Some countries in Europe are not as well off as others.
This puts strain on the European monetary union.
Seeking Investment, Egypt Tries Patent Laws
Rich Nations Are Criticized for Enforcing Trade
Barriers [NYT 9/30/02]--Much information --
Calculating Checks and Balances at the World Bank
[NYT 9/29/02]--Problems at the WB.
International Monetary Failure?
It is not just anti-globalisation protesters who are wondering
whether the IMF knows what it is doing
IMF's 'Consensus' Policies Fraying
Worldwide foreign investment inflows halve
Investment Report 2002 [DITE]-
FDI country rankings
Patents and the Poor [FT 9/16/02]--Jagdish Bhagwati
Addiction to Sugar Subsidies Chokes Poor Nations' Exports [WSJ
Is Stiglitz Right? [UK
Prospect August 2002]-
World Bank Study Contradicts Its Free-Trade Income Theories [WSJ
8/23/02]--The study, based on a review of national surveys of household income
in 88 developing countries, concludes that trade and investment liberalization
promotes income equality only among middle-income and rich countries. Among poor
countries -- those with per-capita incomes of less than $5,000 a year -- it
simply increases inequality.
The Free-Trade Fix
[NYT 8/17/02]--So far, globalization has failed the world's poor. But
it's not trade that has hurt them. It's a rigged system
Globalization Good for Whom? [Harvard Business School]--The
rules of globalization aren't fair to poor countries, says Harvard University
professor Dani Rodrik. In this article from Harvard Magazine, Rodrik, a
specialist in international political economy, says it will take a lot of work
to make globalization's rules friendlier to poor nations. But developing nations
have responsibilities as well.
A complex and enduring globalisation [FT 8/4/02]--Opinion by
Moises Naim on globalization in the aftermath of 9/11
Samuel Brittan on Globalization [Financial
Globalization and Prosperity
trade is good for you (a report by the World bank--subscription required)
John Kay: Geography Still Matters [FT Jan 10, 01]--Globalisation has not diminished the economic importance
Globalization Marches On, as U.S. Eases Up on the Reins [NYT]
Results of the WTO meeting in Doha
(November 15, 2001)
Why "Globalization" Didn’t Rescue Russia
Behind Big Drop in Currency: Imbalance in Global Economy (WSJ 2-12-04)
W.T.O. Authorizes Trade Sanctions Against the
United States [NYT 11-26-04]
The Americas' Textile Industries Won't Die When Quotas Do [WP 11-18-04]
Europe v America [Economist June 17, 04]--"America
is widely admired as the beauty queen of the economic world. But the euro area's
figures are more shapely than its reputation suggests". EXCELLENT ARTICLE.
Imports Help Consumers -- If Not Politicos
What Goes Abroad Usually Comes Back, With Benefits
By Hal Varian [NYT 3/11/2004]
Heftier Dose To Swallow [WP 3/6/04]--Rising Cost of Health Care in U.S.
Gives Other Developed Countries an Edge in Keeping Jobs
In North Carolina, Furniture Makers Try to Stay Alive [WSJ 2/20/2004]
'Offshoring' Has Its Trade-Offs
[WP 2/11/04]--Analysis by Steven Perlstein
An economist's moment of truth [Gerard Baker in FT 2/18/04]
Whose Problem Is Health
Care? [NYT 2/8/04]--Health care costs give the US
a comparative disadvantage
Without Illegal Immigrants [NYT 1/11/04]
Bush's Dollar Gamble
[WP 5/21/03]--Commentary by Samuelson
U.S. Dollar's Slide Could Push Europe Closer to a Recession [WSJ 5/20/03]
British Columbia Initiates Change in Lumber Pricing
W.T.O. Rules Against U.S. on Steel Tariff
[NYT 3/26/03] [WP
U.S. Seeks to End Many Tariffs
[WP 2/12/03]--Bush Plan for Latin Trade Causes Debate in Textile
Free-Trade Discord Looms for Americas
[WSJ 12/31/02]--With elections and trade-talk deadlines approaching, President
Bush may soon have to choose between making friends in Latin America and keeping
friends in political battlegrounds such as Florida and West Virginia
Tariffs on Canadian Lumber Backfire on U.S. Government
[WSJ 10/21/02]--Adverse effect of tariffs. FASCINATING!!!
Strong Dollar Runs Into Renewed Resistance
Useful information and analysis
Tariffs strike blow to US steel industry
[FT 10/16/02]--The US International Trade Commission ruled on
Wednesday that imports of cold-rolled steel from 15 countries, including France,
Germany and Russia, were not hurting US steelmakers.
Does the Law of Gravity Apply to the Dollar?
[NYT 9/29/02]--The imbalances in the American economy are now so big
that they pose a "significant risk" to global financial stability.
Can the U.S. Boost Economies Of Others and Stay Healthy? [WSJ
Competition From Imports Hurts U.S. Furniture Makers [WSJ
9/20/02]--The success of Chinese furniture makers follows a familiar pattern. In
industry after industry -- such as toys, machine tools and personal computers --
China is sucking in foreign investment for new factories,
with each business in turn breeding legions of Chinese competitors. "
Lines Are Drawn in Debate on U.S. Tariffs
[LAT 9/15/02]--"What if we went to war with China?" he asked. "Where
would we get our shoes?" [Some argue that biggest beneficiaries of tariff
removals are middlemen and retailers]
US cotton growers crying foul over China
Why have the economic policies pursued by Republican administrations been so
lousy [FR 9/12/02]--By Jeffrey Frankel. Intersting take!
"Republican presidents are drawn from what John S. Mill used to call the stupid
So Far, Steel Tariffs Do Little Of What President Envisioned [WSJ
9/13/02}--"Six months later, the gambit has backfired on nearly every front"
CHOCKFULL OF USEFUL INFORMATION
Trade Gap Widens to Record, Menacing Economic
Recovery [WSJ 9/13/02]--FDI in the U.S. fell to
its lowest level since 1995.
Airbus angry at US lobbying in Taiwan deal
US to propose end to steel sector subsidies
W.T.O. Allows Europe to Impose Record Sanctions
Against U.S. [NYT 8/30/02]
FT . Follow-ups:
With Steel Shift, Bush Makes Enemies but Reaches Goal
Trade Panel Rejects a New Tariff on Imported Steel
[NYT 8/28/02]--Some good background information. More in
On the West Coast, Tariffs Give Edge to Foreign Steel
[WSJ 8/23/02]--Unintended consequences of US tariffs on steel:
Rather than being hurt by the US tariffs, foreign-owned steel companies have
become stronger because the tariffs have helped raise prices and given the
domestic steelmakers enough business on the East Coast that they have little
reason to ship steel to the West.
Trade Bill To Help Laid-Off Workers
[WP 8/03/02]--Among the new benefits such workers will receive
are a federal tax credit to help cover the cost of health insurance.
Narrowly Passes Trade Bill Giving Fast-Track Authority to Bush (December
7, 2001)--Collected news accounts