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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 about the need for more inclusive globalization at Davos. World trade is a case in …

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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

Trump’s Great Game: Playing Russia Against China

January 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Trump has pledged to reset the White House policies on “America First” basis. In Asia, it may mean an effort to balance with Russia against China and the reverse of US China approach in the 1970s.   After inauguration, Donald Trump

Business As Usual

December 12, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

From the Editors In January 2017 a new president will be sworn in who will continue with President Obama’s South East Asia pivot policy with the objective of confronting China. That a US and NATO war with China is inevitable is evidenced by the over 400 US

The Coming War on China

December 10, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By John Pilger   When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a

The South China Sea and Philippine National Interest and Security

December 10, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (1)

By Roland Simbulan The ideal strategic goal is for the Philippines to enjoy the friendship of the US, Japan and China and not be a pawn in their inevitable conflicts – such as how the South China Sea dispute is being used as the US’ disguised pivot in

Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to Asia is a rational move

November 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, China, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Chandran Nair The Pax Americana is outdated and it is time for regional powers to realign.   In the past 30 years, a succession of Southeast Asian leaders was supposed to represent a new direction for regional geopolitics. First there was Malaysia’s

India, China face trade choices

November 3, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan Steinbock, IndiaComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the coming years, China and India must decide whether their bilateral ties will be based on economic cooperation, political facilitation and strategic trust – or economic walls, political barriers and strategic containment.   In

China’s International Renminbi Is Coming – Is Wall Street Ready?

September 29, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                On October 1, the Chinese renminbi officially becomes the fifth international reserve currency. Until recently, Washington played geopolitics to defer the renminbi’s internationalisation. But what about Wall

China’s Devastating Floods: From Adaptation to Mitigation

July 28, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     After weeks of torrential rain across central and southern China, the mainland has suffered from a series of devastating floods. As the total price tag has soared, the impact will be felt in economic growth. You might also like: