Ralph Jennings lived in Beijing for seven years as a writer, editor, student, teacher and consumer. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Jennings has covered financial markets in Asia since 2008. His news reports often examine markets from a macro-policy angle on behalf of individual traders as well as institutional investors. He currently lives in Taipei, where he covers general and financial news in East Asia and studies for a master's degree. He can be reached on Twitter at @Laowiseass, on LinkedIn at Ralph Jennings or on Google+ at Ralph Jennings.
What began as an effort to have Chinese companies break free of dependence on foreign investment and technology has now led to an acknowledgement that China can't go it alone.
China's expansion of construction projects in other countries comes as it makes the transition from being an industrial powerhouse to a more consumer-oriented domestic economy.
American companies are exposed to hacking of data stored in China and theft of technology. E-mails can be opened to look for company secrets. Cisco and Trend Micro will benefit.
China's economic growth is expected to slow for years, so multinational companies are starting to adapt to the changing business climate there.
Competition and lack of marketing have hobbled the Taiwanese handset maker that once staked a 10.7% world smartphone market share.
Foreign contractors that can install radar systems, aircraft auto-towing technology and computer software may be able to outbid Chinese peers.
"If owners want to sell--or buy--they want to sell or buy," says one market pro. "Having limits based on price declines or gains only delays the selling or buying pressure
Chinese share prices that crashed in June barely change Tuesday, but an ominous drum roll is sounding in the distance.
Investors who wait out China’s economic transition stand to see returns from the stock market.
Google's e-mail may not officially be blocked in China, but it hardly ever works.The slow ooze of e-mails can't be good for Google as it hopes to grow in China.
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