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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


8 February 2010 16:28

  • Inside Indonesia looks at corruption in the country's richest district.
  • The WSJ China blog points out that the bluster from China during last year's iron ore pricing negotiations is notably absent this year.
  • A Canadian think tank says there's likely to be very little growth in global nuclear power generation out to 2030.
  • The Indian Express sensibly editorialises that it is India which is being harmed by the hysteria over student safety in Australia. India's foreign minister is sounding conciliatory, too.
  • SBY showing a thin skin when it comes to public criticism.
  • Evan Osnos says the climate for foreign businesses in China is turning distinctly chilly:

For much of the past two decades, the obstacles facing foreign entrepreneurs have been structural: bureaucratic delays, restrictions on moving foreign currency, and so on. But in my conversations with foreign business people these days, the current malaise centers on a less concrete—and, thus, fixable—sense of obstruction. The concern these days is not about the vagaries of what was once called the Iron Rooster, but about the reality of a canny, powerful, well-equipped, urbane counterpart in the global economy, which is beginning to express its own beliefs about fair trade and free flow of information.

  • But by contrast, this blogger says foreign businesspeople who believed in the China dream were only fooling themselves anyway.