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Chongqing hub hype ends as cargo volumes fall

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 10, 2012

Chongqing is regularly described as the largest city in the world. The municipality is effectively a province of its own, one of three such municipalities in the country, and home to anything from 35 to 45 million people. In the past few years…

Missing PRD workers are gone for good

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 20, 2012

The greatest complaint among Pearl River Delta factories is not “where are the orders”, as might be expected considering the ongoing economic crisis in Europe and the slow growth of the China and US economies. Instead, the whine du jour is “where are the workers”.

China’s GDP figure is more fantasy than fact

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 29, 2009

In China, officials’ job performance is measured according to the GDP growth of the provinces over which they preside. This growth is earned often through corruption and a complete disregard for health, environmental and safety issues. So it…