In this episode of the Competitive Futures Podcast, we interview Paul Denlinger of China Vortex, an author, investor, and executive advisor who specializes in U.S. – China commercial activity. He’s a rare bird indeed, completely fluent in Mandarin and English and totally familiar with the executive leadership mentality of both countries. In this episode, he gives the audience some forecasts about China that you (unfortunately) just won’t be hearing in other media:
- The crash of 2008 shook China’s faith in the U.S. and sent their strategy away from engagement to the creation of a massive Chinese middle class they hope to drive the world economy
- China will ramp their use of coal significantly on the way to dominating the world market for renewable energy
- The markets for many raw materials are being cornered by China today and may leave other countries in the lurch if they don’t act soon
All of this, plus invaluable insight about how the Chinese mentality on the future differs considerably from that in the West.
We hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as we did making it.