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On the Joy of Not being a Listed Company

April 3, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, ChinaComments (0)

By David De Cremer Being a listed company sure is beneficial and puts on an immediate and direct effect on the different aspects of the company. But will these effects stay in the long run or is it just for temporary convenience? In this article, Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder and spiritual leader, talks about how …

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Betting Big on CPEC

April 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By Xiangming Chen, S.K. Joseph and Hamna Tariq With the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), one fundamental question to ask is if this ambitious project will transform Pakistan and boost China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

AIIB: Experiments in Scaling-up Development Finance

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, China, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Daniel Poon Since its launch in January 2016, what are the significant developments on the operations of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? In this article, the author discusses the operational features of AIIB and provides insights into the

Ensuring Olympic Success – After the Games

February 26, 2018 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock As Olympic torch is moving toward emerging economies, it is time to come up with innovative solutions and appropriate cost controls to finance the games. In this commentary, Dr Steinbock assesses the rising economic costs and cost

Will the Chinese Rise Destroy Pax Americana in the Middle East?

January 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Middle East & AfricaComments (1)

By Timo Kivimäki China has started to make its presence felt in the Middle East. Most commentators assume this to lead into the destabilisation of the already fragile region. This article will show, however, why China’s economic interests and identity will

Chinese Economy in 2018 and Beyond

January 8, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the coming years, China shall aim at high-quality development, while seeking to forestall financial and international risks.   The recent Central Economic Work Conference marked a historical point in China’s economic development.

China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Promotes China Over US

January 5, 2018 • Editor’s Choice, ChinaComments (0)

By Sara Hsu China’s One Belt One Road initiative is vast and promises to greatly expand China’s soft power in Asia, Europe, and Africa by creating much-needed infrastructure. The US stance on OBOR, however, is unclear, and the lack of a clear stance on

Canada-China Trade Amid NAFTA Friction

December 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As tensions prevail in the NAFTA talks, Canada is hedging its bets by fostering consensus for a trade agreement with China.   On Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shall start a trade and tourism dialogue with Chinese

Getting to Yes with China and North Korea

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Walter Clemens, Jr. We are all for world peace and economic stability. But who holds the key? In this article, the author shares his expert insights on how the United States could come to terms with China and North Korea. In the end, rewards, and not

US-China Trade at Global Crossroads

November 13, 2017 • Columns, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Despite “America First” policies, President Trump’s economic agenda needs expanding trade with China.   President Donald Trump began his gruelling 12-day Asia tour amid US Special Counsel’s first indictments, which cast a shadow