Here are two blogs for economists with an interest in Asia:
Today's TypePad "Featured Blog" is the China Law Blog. China Law for Business.
The China Law Blog is put out by two international lawyers, Dan Harris in the U.S. and Steve Dickinson in China. Both are with the law firm Harris & Moure, pllc. There's lots of commentary here on Chinese law and culture, and its implications for Chinese development.
The TypePad note says this is,
...a gorgeous blog that covers, what else, law in China. It focuses on business law -- helping companies that want to operate in the world's most populous country, and helping Chinese companies that want to operate abroad. Edited by Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson, members of a specialized international law firm in Seattle, the blog offers links, clips, and commentary from mainstream media coverage, other blogs, as well as first-hand experience on the ground in China, where Dickinson is based.
Shawn Beilfuss' Asia Logistics Blog (which I learned about from the China Law Blog) deals with supply chain logistics in East Asia.
This is very interesting. Here you'll read about ports and port development in China, Korea's strategy to position itself as a logistics hub for northeast Asia, the reopening of the ancient overland silk road route between China and India, and much more. Well written, information packed posts. This has been around since last September. From the author's statement of purpose:
Therefore, the purpose of this site is to over time develop deeper insight into the dynamics of interaction between the cultures and societies of Northeast Asia (NEA)--Russia, China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. This will be attempted through the presentation of both the topics critical to the region and the subsequent, country-specific reporting and opinion writing on those topics. Topics will focus primarily on economics, business and politics, although these subjects inevitably include other areas of interest. The goal is to provide a central window through which those both familiar and unfamiliar with Northeast Asia can develop or disseminate their knowledge towards a greater understanding by all. Perhaps in the process, many of us can become part of future solutions in regards to the challenges of society and culture in the region.
Beilfuss knows Korean, and provides abstracts and translations of Korean language materials.
Revised June 18.