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China’s Position on Climate Change – Truly Sustainable?

July 12, 2017 • China, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt Back in 2009, the world would not have thought that China will be taking a leadership role in humanity’s struggle against climate change. Today, Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt discuss how China’s position has transformed and why it will stick.   With the election of Donald J. Trump as …

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Patient Capital in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

July 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang As the world is carefully watching China’s Belt and Road Initiative, many new opportunities continue to spring from the country’s endeavour. In this article, the authors elaborate on New Structural Economics and “going

Grand Vision: China’s OBOR in Context

July 6, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, ChinaComments (0)

By Anoush Ehteshami China celebrated the progress of its ambitious One Belt, One Road initiative in Beijing in May 2017. The OBOR is vast in scale, dwarfing the last major multilateral development initiative of our times, the US-led post-War Marshall Plan for

US-China Ties in the Shadow of the Mueller Investigation

June 26, 2017 • Columns, World Politics, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         In the foreseeable future, the Trump administration will be constrained by the special counsel’s Russia investigation. How will it impact the White House’s

Dynamic Mechanism of “Social Modernisation” with Chinese Characteristics

June 5, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, ChinaComments (0)

 By Bao Zonghao, Xiang Kun and Zhang Shuangshuang While the classic concept of “modernisation” and its logical extension are dedicated to “economic modernisation”,we argue that real modernisation should be “social modernisation”; “social

How the Belt and Road Could Change the 21st Century

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Asia - Pacific, China, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         Until recently, globalisation was led by the West and benefitted only a few advanced economies. After China’s three decades of rapid growth, the Belt and Road

The Trump-Xi Summit Paves the Way to New Realism in US-Chinese Trade

April 12, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, International Relations, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                  Despite preliminary pessimism, the Trump-Xi Summit showed greater trade pragmatism than initially expected, even though it was overshadowed by a raw display of US military power.   President Donald

China Down: The Weight of the Past on China’s Struggle for Development

April 5, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, ChinaComments (0)

By Richard Westra Dr. Richard Westra historically contextualises China’s 21st century meteoric growth in terms of its post World War II socialist development and the particular modalities of the post 1978 market reform process. It is argued that no state

Trumping World Trade

January 24, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the inauguration, President Trump has begun to reset the White House trade policies. But the consequences of “America First” stance in world trade are wrought with threats.   Recently, President Xi Jinping gave a strong speech

China’s Emerging Silicon Valley: How and Why Has Shenzhen Become a Global Innovation Centre

January 19, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, ChinaComments (0)

By Xiangming Chen and Taylor Lynch Ogan Shenzhen is China’s very own Silicon Valley. Find out how it has become innovative by tracing its rapid growth and strategic transition; what are the four of its most innovative companies, and what are the key factors