[OPE] China's way forward

From: Paula <Paula_cerni@msn.com>
Date: Tue Mar 17 2009 - 19:58:54 EDT

"Idle factories, moored container ships, widespread bankruptcies, massive migration back to the hinterlands, strangely clean air-the signs of depression are everywhere in China. Because it makes so many of the goods the world isn't buying now, China stands to be worse hit than the rest of the world -just as America was during the Depression, when it was the world's sweatshop. But like America then, China will use tough times to design innovative products that will get it the high profits and the high-value jobs Americans kept to themselves for decades. And that is very bad news for the United States, unless it uses tough times to reinvent itself, too."
by James Fallows at The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200904/chinese-innovation

Plus, 'China Gains Key Assets in Spate of Purchases: Oil, Minerals Are Among Acquisitions Worldwide':


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