Tag: Business

  • Evaluating 3 key recommendations of the Blair-Huntsman IP Commission report

    The U.S. government needs to do more to stop the theft of U.S. intellectual property (IP), mostly by China, according to a new report produced by a group of political and business leaders under the leadership of Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence under Obama and former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and […]

  • Mapping China's international internet business

    At Mobinode, Piet Walraven has published the results of some research into Chinese internet companies forming partnerships with overseas entities, and there’s a map. Walraven describes the map: It is a summary of all overseas operations organized in two categories: ‘partnerships, licensing, and co-production’ and ‘self operated or wholly owned overseas initiatives’. Through these two […]

  • Mitt Romney's China Ad, and the Obama Toys Trip-Up

    It’s Iowa caucus day in the U.S. election, so time for a bit of China-election news. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a candidate for the Republican nomination, promises to “level the playing field” with China in a new ad (below). And Sen. Barack Obama, a Democratic candidate, said he would ban all toy imports from […]

  • U.S. Businesses See Hurdles in Chinese Gaming Industry

    My friend and contemporary Nathan Eddy who edits FierceGameBiz took on the Chinese market in his column today on the video game industry. Here’s an interesting type of barrier to business: China has also begun to crack down on the amount of time gamers can spend playing online games–an issue which is best left alone […]

  • Microsoft in China: In Numbers from FP

    Foreign Policy’s Passport blog examines Microsoft in China for this week’s “Numbers.” Here is the argument boiled down, and see their post for sources and more good numbers: $295 Price for a basic, legal copy of Microsoft Vista in China $1.30 to $4.00 Price of a pirated copy of Microsoft Vista on the street in […]