A new blogroll: With focus—without the fat

Posted on by Graham Webster

It’s been years since I completely reviewed the blogroll on Transpacifica. Today, I decided to cut it in size and cut out the fat. Before, I had almost fifty links, all of which were at one time important. But many of these sites don’t make the cut anymore, and I thought it would be more useful to pick the 25 best sites I would recommend checking for up-to-date information and smart commentary…

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Bill Bishop: Is power use still a proxy for Chinese economy?

Posted on by Graham Webster

“So is electricity consumption no longer the reliable proxy for Chinese economic activity that it once was?” That’s the question posed by Bill Bishop at Sinocism today, following on reports that power consumption data in some sectors were inflated, and a new article from Caixin (Chinese version), in which some analysts argue the economy is moving to emphasize less power-intensive sectors.

It’s a good question, and one that should be…

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