Today’s Reading 3.11.10

"Sinocism is the Presidential Daily Brief for China hands"- Evan Osnos, New Yorker Correspondent and National Book Award Winner

Goldman’s Chinese rainmakers: Hu’s out and who’s in-FT Alphaville

Goldman China chairman quits-FT. Hope someday someone writes story of just how much Fang Fenglei has squeezed Goldman. Good to see someone get the upper hand over the squid.

Who’s Bold? Who’s Ignoring Obama’s China Rollback Strategy?-China Matters. Obama and his team really this strategically savvy? Would be an anomaly in their governing record so far.

Wind power factories called ‘image projects’-China Daily. What will Tom “pom pom for China” Friedman say about this?

China has a Congo copper headache-Asia Times. Heart of Darkness with more money?

The Polygamists-National Geographic.

Is China ‘the mother of all bubbles’?-FT Dragonbeat. Arthur Kroeber a very sensible China analyst

China Developer’s Lament-Forbes on Billionaire SOHO CEO Zhang Xin. SOHO blighted Beijing’s CBD, tougher interview than most puff pieces on SOHO but still lets her off easy.

China ranks No 2 on Forbes billionaires list-China Daily. Tax Bureau read Forbes?

China Tightens Land Purchase Rules, Bans Villas-Bloomberg. Great for my friends with villas; prices will probably double if this is enforced.

Professor charged over ‘wife-swap’ parties-Shanghai Daily. Who knew 53 year old professors could have so much fun.

Claudio Corallo Chocolate. Some call it best chocolate in world. Certainly is tasty.

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