Archive for February, 2012

A Risk For The Chinese Economy

Here is a Quote from the New York Times on the recent World Bank Report given in Beijing. The World Bank said, The greatest risks facing China’s economy, the authors say, may not be external shocks like global economic weakness, but internal structural challenges, like weak domestic consumption, overinvestment in infrastructure and rising inequality among […]

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How Well Do You Know Your People and What Impact They are Having on Overall Company?

Today, I want to ask,  “How well do you know your people and what impact they are having on the overall company?” I have seen people who should have been replaced by the people they hired promoted and even protected on the team in China.  Western HQ has no idea what is really going on and […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture

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Human Resource Constraints- A New Outlook is Needed

Recently, we talked about Rising Cost according to a Amcham Shanghai survey. Today let’s talk about the second key business challenge of Human Resource Constraints. A perennial problem in China is human resources, and so my company gets most of its work there. I have written a lot about finding and keeping good people and […]

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Rising Costs

Foreign Entrepreneurs in China listed some top concerns for US companies in China. Here are her top three from Amcham Shanghai: Key Business Challenges in China (%) (*) Rising Costs   (91%) Human Resource Constraints    (90%) Increasing Competition    (83%) For her complete list look here. Foxconn said that salaries for many workers would immediately […]

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Politics and Economics

Olivier Knox, Blogging for Yahoo! reported on how U.S. politicians are talking to the likely future leader of China. The US vice president notably pressed his guest over rampant theft of US intellectual property, and on charges that Beijing keeps its currency artificially cheap in order to keep the price of its exports down relative […]

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