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Shanzhai Little Sheep 7,000 Miles Away from China

December 8, 2011 - 9:34 am in Archive, Key Observations

Yum! Brands’ ravenous appetite for market share in China’s casual dining and fast food industries has led to tremendous success. Yum!’s localized Pizza Hut and KFC menus keep Chinese consumers salivating over their next fubai foodie fix. As much as Chinese…

Key Observations From The Blogosphere

January 19, 2009 - 1:29 pm in Archive, Key Observations

Technomic Asia, “In the mood…” We can all be cautiously optimistic about China in 2009. Yes, 8% GDP growth is lower than the 12% we…

Key Observations From The Blogosphere

January 2, 2009 - 9:15 am in Archive, Key Observations

Silicon Hutong, “What the CCTV Building Really Means” I think we’re seeing the beginnings of a new attitude over at CCTV, one that…

Key Observations From The Blogosphere

December 26, 2008 - 9:48 am in Archive, Key Observations

Danwei, “37 years in China: CNN Beijing bureau chief Jaime FlorCruz” CNN’s Beijing bureau chief Jaime FlorCruz arrived in China from the Philippines in 1971. He was supposed to stay for three weeks, but while he was away from home, President…

Key Observations From The Blogosphere

December 18, 2008 - 8:11 am in Archive, Key Observations

China Law Blog, “China: It Ain’t Business, It’s The Pot Of Cash” I rarely have revelations, but after being knocked over the head countless times over the years, I finally got one regarding how Chinese businesspeople view their businesses…

Key Observations From The Blogosphere

December 12, 2008 - 7:25 am in Archive, Key Observations

Imagethief, “How Baidu can dig its way out” A couple of days ago a journalist acquaintance called and asked me what I thought about the anti-trust and fraud lawsuit that may be filed against Baidu. Her timing was good because I'd spent a large…

Key Observations From The Blogosphere

December 4, 2008 - 7:16 pm in Archive, Key Observations

Inside Observers Silicon Hutong, "Speak, Baidu, Speak." Unless Baidu can demonstrate to advertisers that it is improving its search product faster than Google is, that it continues to deliver better and more meaningful search results, and that the company…