The other night I was in a cab on the elevated highway that bisects Shanghai. It was the last night of the third and final trip I've made to the...
OK, so some Chinese are getting rich. But what do you do once you have it all? In the boomtown of Shenzen, just across the border from Hong Kong, Jocelyn Ford found some residents who are looking for more out of life than money.
Bold predictions abound that by 2030, if not sooner, China will become the world's largest economy. But getting there may depend on more than just making stuff for really cheap. To sustain that growth, China needs to move up the food chain. For our Sustainability Desk, Sam Eaton reports from the southern city of Shenzen near Hong Kong.
Ted Fishman has written about piracy in his book "China, Inc." He says Hollywood has reasons to complain about all those lost DVD sales, but it's the US economy that's taking the big hit. US companies can't compete with China's lowcost manufacturing, and because of piracy, some are afraid to sell goods in China.
Why dredge up all those memories of money you might have lost to frauds like AOL, Computer Associates, and Enron? Writer and commentator Kim Clark says those losses are worth something... but you need to act fast.
It's no secret that American businesses are dying to break into China's market, and it's not surprising if you think about a billion consumers. But this is nothing new. US enterprise has been trying to bridge that continental divide for decades. Biographer Paul French talks about one of the first American businessmen in China.