The New China


Dispatches from the eight-day trip to China appeared online. Click here to read all the blog entries, and see highlights below.

Why the colonel rules China

March 15, 2011

In 1987, KFC became the first fast-food chain to enter mainland China, and it’s never looked back. More

Geely plant churns out cars on the cheap

March 18, 2011

It’s striking how little workers at this Geely factory earn, by U.S. standards at least: roughly $5,500 to $7,300 a year. More

Why the Communist Party is obsessed with GDP

March 17, 2011

All the talk during our visit in China about gross domestic product makes it easy to forget this is still a Communist country. More

Visits at key times give IU prof unique view of China

March 21, 2011

The contrast between Bruce Jaffee’s first visit—in 1981—and his latest trip this month could hardly be greater. More


China making big gains in drug R&D jobs state covets

April 9, 2011

The total annual cost for one researcher at Lilly might run $300,000 to $350,000 a year. The figure at Crown Bioscience is one-third of that, said a company executive. More

Indiana firms charging into China

March 26, 2011

World’s fasting growing economy hard to resist More

Can China sustain economic growth?

March 26, 2011

IU professor not sure pace can continue More

Maturing market gives WellPoint new prospects

March 26, 2011

Private health insurance premiums may reach $90B by ’20 More

Demographic shift steers Lilly’s Asian operations

March 26, 2011

Firm responding to growing prevalence of diabetes More

Cummins’ early start revs growth in China

March 26, 2011

Indiana engine maker built relationships over decades More

Exploring China—and my family’s roots

March 26, 2011

Greg Andrews retraces ancestors’ steps More