Category Archives: Economy 经济

U.S. Cyber Vulnerability Data Base Lags Chinese Counterpart by Two Weeks — Inadvertently Broadcasting U.S. Vulnerabilities

U.S. vulnerability reporting lag adds to vulnerabilities. According to the Recorded Future research report copied at bottom, ” The U.S. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) trails China’s National Vulnerability Database (CNNVD) in average time between initial disclosure and database inclusion (33 days versus … Continue reading

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2014: A Chinese View on Chinese Cyber Security Challenges

A Chinese government view of China’s cyber security challenges in 2013.  Below is a summary translation of the April 2014 report  “2013 Report on Trends in China Internet Network Security — A Perspective from the Chinese National Computer Emergency Readiness … Continue reading

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2008: 100 Million Peasant Debit Cards: The Golden Grain Benevolence Card

  One hundred million Chinese peasants will receive the Golden Grain Benevolence Peasant Card 金穗惠农卡 by 2010 so that they can receive directly receive subsidies from the Chinese central government. There is always lots of leakage in government subsidies to … Continue reading

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2008: Tibet’s Rural Economy and Caterpillar Fungus

Many rural Tibetans throughout Tibetan areas of China make substantial earnings harvesting caterpillar fungus. This article below  “Reiyang Trade Network New Forum: If you need to buy caterpillar fungus, post in this forum” found on a traders’  website, gives an … Continue reading

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2009: Abolish Local, Provincial GDP Figures — Temptations to Fakery

Local and provincial GDP statistics are inherently unreliable and tempt officials to fake economic statistics, say two PRC National People’s Congress Standing Committee members. Wu Xiaoling of the NPC standing committee (former vice president of the Bank of China and … Continue reading

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2009:With PRC Bailouts, State Sector Gains Ground on Private Sector 国进民退

  Ye Tan  叶檀, a history PhD armed scholar with a strong interest in economics and a Financial Times China website contract commentator, argues in “Questioning the Head of the Chinese Statistical Bureau” 质疑中国统计局长 that contrary to what the Statistical Bureau … Continue reading

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2010: PRC Urbanization: Counterfeit and Forced Urbanization

Counterfeit urbanization  伪城市化 and forced urbanization 强制性城市化 are two terms Chinese scholars sometimes use when they discuss the problems of China’s rapid (nearly one percent annually) urbanization. Counterfeit urbanization  伪城市化 discussed in Tang Jialing’s article Urbanization or “Counterfeit Urbanization”城市化还是“伪城市化” by唐家岭:  —  to summarize, about 200 million … Continue reading

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2006:Chinese Economists Speak Frankly to Power

Early in spring 2006, two versions of a summary of a meeting of the China Society for Economic Reform  中国经济体制改革研究会 , a group of academics who give frank advice to the PRC’s State Council. The second version left out some of … Continue reading

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2006:Chinese Public Intellectuals List from Nanfang Renwu Zhoukan

Online PRC Public Intellectuals’ Rogues Gallery A nice entry point into the social, political, and economic debates of modern China is the University of Heidelberg Digital Archive of Chinese Studies Fifty Public Intellectuals database offers a nice entry point to the … Continue reading

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2008: Angry Boycott of Carrefour Department Store in China For Supposed Tibetan Connection

In 2008, some Chinese became very upset that one of the major stockholders in the French department chain store Carrefour was supposed to have contributed some money to support the Dalai Lama.  I did a series of translations from Chinese … Continue reading

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