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Sara Hsu

New tools for China´s central bankers – Sara Hsu

One of the reforms in China have changed the way it´s central bank is operating, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. A new set of tools allows the bankers to be more creative.

Paul Gillis

The sad state of Hong Kong accounting – Paul Gillis

After long delays the Hong Kong accounting regulator at last announced penalties for accounting firm Ernst & Young and its former senior partner Anthony Wu. Too little, too late, writes Beida professor Paul Gillis at his weblog. Hong Kong needs an independent regulator.

Rupert Hoogewerf

Being rich is getting more expensive – Rupert Hoogewerf

The costs of luxury goods are becoming more expensive, faster than the inflation rate, is one of the conclusions by the newest Hurun Luxury Consumer Price Index. Quality is taking over from quantity, suggests Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Shanghai Daily.

Ben Cavender

The struggle of food companies to stay clean – Ben Cavender

A large number of retailers and restaurants from 7-Eleven to Starbucks to McDonald´s have cut ties with their meat supplier in Shanghai, as authorities forced to close its operation. Retail analyst Ben Cavender explains in the WSJ what it takes to keep supply chains clean.

Ben Cavender

McDonald´s and Yum hit by new meat scandal – Ben Cavender

An all-American meat scandal has hit Shanghai, as McDonald´s and Yum´s KFC banned their Chicago-owned supplier after authorities found out it used out-dated meat. Retail analyst Ben Cavender expects a long-term damage to both restaurant chains, he tells in the China Daily.

Sara Hsu

Corporate bond market might default before it matures – Sara Hsu

Hailed as an alternative way to raise funds, China´s corporate bond market faces a potentially fatal end as its second default is looming, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Defaults were seen as way to discipline the market, but the opposite might happen.

Howard French

Estimation: in 50 years, 20 million Chinese in Africa – Howard French

How many Chinese will there be in Africa in 50 year´s time? How will the state-to-state relations develop? After dozens of interviews with author Howard French on his book China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, The Shanghaiist found some uncovered areas.

Wendell Minnick

The Boeing hacking charges – Wendell Minnick

The FBI accused the Chinese citizens, including Su Bin (Stephen Su), owner of Lode-Technology, last month of hacking into US military projects. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick had a look at the FBI-document detailing the accusations for Defense News.

Howard French

Two major myths on China-Africa relations – Howard French

Dealing with all to easy cliches when it comes to the Chinese in Africa, is one of the red lines in China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, Howard French´s latest book. That story has been oversimplified he tells China Digital Times.

Sam Crispin

Mixed messages from China´s real estate – Sam Crispin

Follow the lead given by the government, is the key advice by real estate expert Sam Crispin. The market gives mixed signals, where some property developers do well, and others go down. But the government will stay in charge. A report by CKGSB Knowledge.