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The Internet in China: How the Network is Shaping the PRC’s Economic and Social Landscape

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Eric Harwit Chinese e-commerce and communications companies are playing leading roles in the nation’s continued Internet development. These corporations are expanding their roles in e-commerce, communications apps, and other fields that both support economic growth and help to narrow the rural-urban digital divide.   China’s rapid Internet

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China’s Key Cities: From Local Places to Global Players

December 1, 2015 • China, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Xiangming Chen China’s geographically uneven growth plays a key role in regional integration by creating more varied and largely beneficial global connections. In this article, Xiangming Chen discusses China’s key cities and how they not only drive


China’s Product Safety Problem: How Should Marketing Managers Make Ethical Decisions in China?

December 1, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, In-depthComments (1)

By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer China has been known to be the world’s largest manufacturer, but its growth has reduced and thus is affecting consumer’s decision to buy due to various reasons. Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer will tackle in this article


Making Renminbi a World Currency would not be Bad for Euro

December 1, 2015 • China, Dan Steinbock, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will decide this month whether to make the Chinese Renminbi the fifth international reserve currency. For the Euro, that would not be a win or lose game.   Behind the facade, there has been much


China’s New Global Role: President Xi in Washington and the UN

November 26, 2015 • China, Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The recent Washington summit took the US-China bilateral relations onto a new level, while President Xi’s UN visit gave a glimpse of China’s new global role.   Currently the US-China bilateral relations are characterized by very


Interview with Dan Steinbock on the Chance of the RMB to Join the SDR Basket

October 27, 2015 • China, Columns, Dan Steinbock, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

1. In your opinion, what is the chance of the RMB to join the SDR basket this year? Has it met all the criteria? What is the biggest barrier preventing it from joining? The probability that the RMB will join the SDR basket this year is now high. It should be


The Internationalisation of the Renminbi (Interview with Dan Steinbock)

September 29, 2015 • China, Columns, Dan Steinbock, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock      According to Dan Steinbock, the internationalisation of the renminbi is accelerating. The inclusion of the yuan in the IMF basket of reserves is now a matter of time.   On August 11, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)


Can Hong Kong Overcome Complacency?

September 25, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Dan Steinbock, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the past, so the legend goes, Hong Kong feared nothing. Today, the city seems frozen by its obstacles. Can it change, once more?   In a recent commentary, I argued that, in the absence of a radical new growth strategy, Hong Kong is