Yang Guifei, one of the Four Beauties of ancient China and beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, mounting a horse.
Artist: Qian Xuan (1235–1305 AD).


APRIL 14, 2023

Premature Schadenfreude Directed at the US Dollar

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JUNE 23, 2022

Reshaping International Operations for a
Carbon-Neutral Future – Keynote Speech

6th ECUST-USF International Conference – June 9-10, 2022 

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DECEMBER 30, 2020

The US-China Business Relationship: “Bi-Polar”? Or a Stabilizing Pillar of the World Economy? A Video Lecture

NOVEMBER 26, 2020

A Decline in US Manufacturing Because of Globalization and China?

Don’t Believe This Fake News

OCTOBER 14, 2020

The Quarreling Couple That Still Needs to Dance Together:

A Webinar Addressing US-China Rivalry and Cooperation

AUGUST 29, 2020 – UPDATE

What Is Socialism?

Why I Changed the Subtitle of My Previous Post

AUGUST 12, 2020

India and Its Role in International Business:

The Sleeping Giant Is Still Waking from Its Overregulated Past

APRIL 2020

What Does “Flattening the Curve” Mean? Will It Also Flatten the Global Economy?

MARCH 2020

Quick Update: The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession

The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession

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Trump Administration Labels China a “Currency Manipulator”: What’s behind the accusation, and who’s right?


 Advantages and Drawbacks of Undervalued Versus Overvalued Currencies

2018_Gold and Red_Slanted


What Is “Dumping”?

Does China Systematically Force US Companies to Reveal Their Secrets?

JULY 2018

Does Just One Product – the iPhone – Cause an $11 Billion Trade Deficit for the US?

The US-China Trade Spat: How the Public, Media, and Politicians Can Be Deceived by Data

The US-China Trade Spat: My Interview with Xinhua – June 18, 2018

APRIL 2018


Deficits, Dumping, and Discords

Related: WWMS? (What Would Milton Say?)

2017_Gold and Red_Slanted


India Jumps 30 Places Higher in World Bank Rankings: Update on “Thousands of Hindu Gods – Made in China”


Xinhua Interviews Farok Contractor about China’s Economic Growth: October 10, 2017


Thousands of Hindu Gods – Made in China

JULY 7, 2017

Globalization Continues – And Multinationals Play by Rules Set by Other Nations (Despite What Trump Says)

MAY 2017

What Is Globalization? How to Measure It and Why Many Oppose It (Part 1)

MARCH 2017

What’s at Stake in China-US Relations? An Estimate of Jobs and Money Involved in the Bilateral Economic Tie

Four Salient Facts about the Chinese Yuan 


What’s at Stake in China-US Relations? Job and Money Calculations Under Various (Trumpian) Scenarios [Updated March 10, 2017]

2016 Posts on Banner


The G20 Summit in China: An Annual “Talking Shop”? Or a Potential Bedrock of Global Civilization?

MAY 2016

Update: Is China a “currency manipulator”? Donald Trump says so

Tax Avoidance by Multinational Companies: Methods, Policies, and Ethics


What’s Driving the Chinese and World Stock Markets? Frugality and Risk-Taking in Chinese Culture Make for a Heady Mix

2014-2015 Posts on Banner

All 2014 & 2015 Posts Are in the Archive Click the Titles to Be Automatically Redirected

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IMF Elevates Yuan to Elite Currency Status: So what?


Is China a “currency manipulator”? Donald Trump says so


Chinese Cyber-Espionage on US Companies: The Asymmetry in the Analogy of the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”

Capital Outflows from China and the Hidden Story in China’s FDI Statistics


Updates: What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

JULY 2015

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business


Is China set to become the world’s largest economy in 2015?

JUNE 2014

What Drives Narendra Modi? – Swami Vivekananda and Hsuan Tsang

MAY 2014

Whither the Chinese Yuan? Is the RMB Still Undervalued?

APRIL 2014

The US—One of the World’s Most Competitive Manufacturing Locations?

Multinationals Based in Emerging Markets: The Sources of Their Competitive Advantage


“‘Punching above their weight’: The sources of competitive advantage for emerging market multinationals.” International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 8 No. 4, 2013 (pp. 304–328). (This article was named IJOEM’s “Outstanding Paper 2014” by Emerald Group Publishing.)

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