George Chen

Inflation-hit Chinese go abroad to shop

July 11, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

It’s been a month since my last column on Reuters.com as I have been on the road for a while.

Is China Inc still credible?

June 9, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao once said there’s something even more important and precious than gold — people’s confidence.

Is there really a China story?

May 26, 2011


By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

I remember a veteran trader once told me of the three scenarios under which one should sell stocks.

One country, two problems

May 23, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

There’s a new problem with the “one country, two systems” policy for Hong Kong and mainland China — the appreciation of the yuan can ease inflation in mainland China but not in Hong Kong.

Could Strauss-Kahn’s successor be Chinese?

May 20, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

So, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned with immediate effect. But to the International Monetary Fund it’s hardly the end, just a new beginning.

China’s King Edward VIII

May 18, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Did you miss the biggest breaking news item in China’s investment circle yesterday? I am not talking about another big IPO or M&A deal. I’m talking about Wang Gongquan, an influential veteran private equity investor in Beijing.

Japan, Australia, if not China?

May 17, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

I am hearing more complaints these days from trader friends about how boring the market is these days. Why boring?

The dilemma between pay rise and inflation

May 4, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

First, we were worried about inflation in mainland China. Now it seems Hong Kong’s inflation situation in coming months looks no better. I blame the worsening problem partly on the city’s first-ever minimum wage law, effective May 1.

What happened to B shares?

April 28, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Few people outside of China really know what B shares are.

“B shares? Does that mean they are not as good as A shares?” That’s a typical question I hear from foreign friends when they first come to the mainland market and by chance learn some buzz about the B-share index.

Is Beijing brewing something?

April 27, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

There are growing signs that something is brewing in relation to China’s foreign exchange rate regime.