Archive for February, 2008

Chinese low-wage workers disloyal for a reason

February 26, 2008

Fast Boat to ChinaI am currently reading a lot for my research and an interesting book I finished today is Fast Boat to China from Andrew Ross. In Fast Boat to China Andrew approaches the global outsourcing trend in a different way than most other writers on this subject (for example Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat). He has taken a surprisingly fresh look by gathering information not only in the countries that are relocating their factories to elsewhere, but mainly from foreign-invested companies based in China. A year long Andrew has interviewed enterprises in Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta. (more…)


Baidu vs Google viral

February 21, 2008

A funny viral that nicely illustrates the current situation of foreign Web companies operating in China is this one from Baidu:

Although Baidu does not mention the name of its biggest (more…)

Awaiting Response

February 20, 2008

Web 2.0 in ChinaThree days ago I have e-mailed over 20 companies and experts on my subject and slowly but steadily the responses are dropping in my mailbox. Through some intense Google and blogosphere investigation sessions I have determined some of the most prominent and relevant Chinese Web companies. The determination was loosely based on the following criteria: (more…)