1 minute of excerpts from a talk given at Business Connect's Stimulus event on 4 July 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg5LrPLDlqw
China knows it has problems. It doesn’t need the Western media to point it out and to explain it. The question is: “Are you going to be our friend to help us solve them?” or “Are you just there to bash us over the head with a big stick?”
If you buy something as a Western investor, you are going to change it. The Chinese model seems to be: I want this because this is an asset and this brings us into a relationship. I don’t know how to run London Taxis. You run London Taxis – you live in London! But I want to be part of the picture, the bigger global economy. So let me contribute what I can, you do your bit, and then we’ll all be happy.
The Chinese also want stability, but theirs is alive and active – it’s not dead and immovable like granite. Their stability is found by continually balancing and re-balancing opposing and competing forces.