As will be obvious, this blog is no more. I no longer live in China, so there isn’t perhaps much point in me keeping up with it. I’m no longer in the information stream which made doing it worthwhile and rewarding, and the benefit of doing it isn’t there. It really is quite labour intensive to do those two posts daily, and my respect goes to those who can keep up a regular blog for years.
I am going to start a similar sorta blog on Scottish businesses, which will be more relevant to where I am at the moment, and also hopefully relevant to people’s attention. Keep in touch via my Twitter, @bucketoftongues.
Could I ask my reader and subscribers – which posts do you find most useful, the Business Briefs or the Stock Watch reports? I am minded to take this up again, but am not sure if time would allow to do both daily posts. (Doing both literally takes two to three hours a day).
Please leave a comment or email me at mike[at]chinastockswatch.com and I will take your opinions on board.
2013 has been very poor indeed for major Chinese stocks. No wonder SOEs have been warned that poor performance will be “severely dealt with“. (While all the companies listed are on the stock market, most still have substantial state ownership, and even more substantial state influence). But it’s equally clear that things have to change.
With the China blog having something of a rest – with former standbys China Hearsay, Rectified.name and Image Thief either on hiatus or defunct – Twitter is where all the social media energy remains. For those interested in who to follow on the “business in China” line, here’s my recommends.
Some explanation: where someone writes for media or a blog, I have chosen their personal Twitter account where available. Quotes are taken from Twitter profiles. The list is not in order. Apologies if this seems overly Western; naturally the main Chinese accounts of interest will be on Sina Weibo. Feel free to nominate any more.
I just saw this on Reddit – specifically, the subreddit MapPorn, as submitted by Redditor babamcrib. The map is by chineserelations.net. Here are countries of the world where China is the #1 trading partner (red), #2 (orange) or #3 or lower (yellow). Incredible. Can’t attest to the accuracy of the data, but it seems legit.