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China Business Philippines - 06 July 2009
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June 2009 Issue

June 2009 issue
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Survivor and the Fittest
By Mario Ocampo

People in Hong Kong call billionaire Li Ka-shing “Superman” because of his immense wealth. So was Superman able to withstand the impact of the global economic collapse?
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Shopper’s Search for Meaning

There’s been no turning back since Charles Revson, the founder of global mass market cosmetics manufacturer Revlon, stopped selling makeup and started selling hope in a bottle.

What’s happened is a change in the shopper's mindset. They don’t just buy stuff anymore. They buy meta-stuff (i.e., the stuff behind the stuff).

These philosophical shoppers are the best bet for manufacturers and retailers to profit during the global economic slowdown.
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 Ronnie Co

Culture Shock
As trader Ronnie Co discovered, one needs to have a deep pocket and, more importantly, an understanding of how locals transact business.
“Doing business in China is a big risk.” At that point, we knew PPC chief executive officer and president Ronnie Co would be refreshingly candid.
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Toyota recalls faulty sedans

Car recalls have gotten more frequent of late. Guangzhou Toyota, for one, has recalled 259,119 Camry sedans due to faulty brake systems.
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Benz pulls out units,
blames defective shocks

Mercedes-Benz joins the list of car manufacturers in China that have ordered a recall. The German auto maker will pull out around 555 S-Class sedans in the mainland due to a defect in the cars’ shock absorbers.
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FAW steps up 2009 R&D

Despite the current global financial crisis, Chinese auto maker First Automobile Works (FAW) Group says it will increase research and development spending by 61% in 2009.
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Student suicides rising in China

Parents be warned. In 2008, 19 out of 23 suicide attempts among students succeeded.

A Shanghai Education Commission study also revealed that suicide was the leading cause of death among students, outranking fatal diseases and car accidents.
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of Filipinos of voting age do not want charter change if it would mean extending President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s term as head of state, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations. Results remain unchanged from those released in September 2008.
More Q-Notes RP

 Kindle 2
Kindle 2
By Marysol L. Balane

Kindle 2 is the second generation of e-book readers from online store Amazon. Believe it or not, you can squeeze 1,500 e-books into its 10.2-ounce frame. It’s lighter than a paperback and can be read using only one hand. So how do you cram all those books in the 8” x 5.3” Kindle?
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The Chinese Way
By Marion Marking
Five things to remember when in the company of the Chinese

1. Don’t be offended when asked if you’ve eaten. For some Pinoys, being greeted by such a question isn’t offensive. But for more Westernized Filipinos, this may be considered poor manners—just slightly less offensive than being asked where they’re going.
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Branding & Celebrity Endorsements

Nike was recently ranked as the world’s 29th most valuable brand in terms of its brand value – US$12.6 billion.

One of the most successful collaborations between a brand and a celebrity is that of Nike and Michael Jordan.

Nike pulled off a very similar coup in the sports industry when it joined forces with the ace golfer Tiger Woods.

Nike had no experience in golf before. Moreover, golf being a very elite game, it was generally considered that a brand like Nike would not be very successful.
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Buzz R110Biker Boy China Business columnist Kris Lim rode the Buzz R110 from Meycauayan, Bulacan all the way to Vigan, Ilocos Sur. He said the bike’s five-spoke 17-inch wheels provided outstanding and precise control when counter-steering.
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July 6-9
HKTDC Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware & Toys
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

July 6-9
HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

July 10
Maximum Impact Simulcast Leadership That Inspires
Venue: Yuchengco Tower RCBC Plaza

July 15-26
6th China Changchun Int'l Auto Parts Exhibition & Negotiation Conference
Venue: China Changchun International Exhbition Center
Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

July 16
Innovative Credit & Effective Collection Strategies & Techniques
Venue: A Venue Hotel Suites

July 22-28
Hong Kong Book Fair 2009
Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council
August 13-15
Hong Kong International Tea Fair
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Organizer: Hong Kong Trade Development Council

August 13-17
HKTDC Food Expo
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