Category Archives: China’s Breakout

The Innovation Trail: Hisilicon

Hutong West Blue Moon and Justified 1942 hrs When challenged to come up with examples of innovative Chinese companies – or those that might start innovating soon – many of us are hard-pressed to come up with names beyond the obvious … Continue reading

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China’s Great Innovations: Way More than Four

The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel James Fallows The Atlantic October 23, 2013 Doing book research (and shifting as much of it from my bookshelf to Evernote as possible), I came across this little gem that had escaped my … Continue reading

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Why Robots Won’t Save China’s Factories

Somewhere near Bengbu Riding the Rails 1112 hrs If we have not witnessed the peak of mass production in China already, we will soon. It is not just that costs are rising and production is moving elsewhere: the entire mass … Continue reading

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Luxury Cars: The Non-China Chinese Market

In the Hutong Work Break 1945 hrs. On Valentine’s Day, the always excellent Jing Daily published an article (“Ultra-Luxury Auto Sales In China Surprisingly Robust, But Are They Sustainable?“) that calls into question whether those stunning new Lotus, Maserati, Bentley, … Continue reading

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Luxury Goods: Meet the Experience Hunters

In the Hutong Warming-up a little 1453 hrs. The Chinese New Year holiday is a period where many of China’s well-heeled consumers travel abroad, so it was no surprise that CCTV ran a story on how many Chinese consumers use … Continue reading

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CNOOC and The ARC of Chinese Global Acquisitions

Hutong West Enjoying the Air 1825 hrs. Canada has given the “all clear” for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to purchase upstream oil and gas developer Nexen, a company with reserves in Canada and the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

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Shipyards Will Get Their Naval Salvation

In the Hutong Cowering from the chill 0845 hrs. I wrote in June that the current downturn in the worldwide market for large ships would hit Chinese shipyards especially hard, constituting as they do some 20% of global shipbuilding capacity. … Continue reading

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