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“The Still Running Red Queen” – China Since the Financial Crisis

March 26, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Michael Murphree and Dan Breznitz In the years following the Financial Crisis, China managed to avoid recession. In this article, Michael Murphree and Dan Breznitz argue that China’s growing economic success is in great part related to its greatest innovative strengths: research and development (R&D). Whilst R&D in China, unlike in the US,

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The Greening of Asia: Businesses’ Role in the World’s Biggest-Ever Environmental Clean-Up

March 26, 2015 • Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Mark L. Clifford The challenge of improving Asia’s environment has been translated into business opportunities. These range from providing clean, always on, tap-water and sewage treatment to providing renewable energy and energy efficient buildings. It


China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

March 26, 2015 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

by Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look beyond conventional economic indicators, like trade, and political issues, like human rights,


How Will China Rebalance?

November 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Michael Pettis China urgently needs to rebalance its economy, but how it chooses to do so should not be constrained by undue focus on the value of the renminbi. In an edited excerpt from his book Avoiding the Fall, Michael Pettis looks at various


China and the Middle East: More Than Oil

November 26, 2014 • China, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Abbās Varij Kāzemi & Xiangming Chen China has spread its ties to the Middle East in ways that go beyond oil. Below, Abbās Varij Kāzemi and Xiangming Chen argue that if we want to know what China’s next global move might be, we should watch the


Contemporary Business and Management Challenges in China

September 26, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Editor’s Choice, In-depthComments (0)

By David De Cremer and Jess Zhang In today’s global context, Chinese companies face significant challenges in internationalising their services – not least that posed by contrasting styles of leadership. However, Chinese companies and government are


Shadow Bankers Fight a Losing Battle in China

September 26, 2014 • China, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Joe Zhang “If President Xi Jinping wants Chinese people to realise their own ‘China dream’, he must tame the credit monster. Shadow banking is only the shadow, not the monster waiting in the shadows.” Below, Joe Zhang argues that shadow banking is


The Hidden Advantage of Chinese Subsidies

September 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Usha C. V. Haley and George T. Haley How did China move so swiftly in capital-intense industries without labour-cost or scale advantage from bit player to the largest manufacturer and exporter in the world? Below, Usha and George Haley argue that subsidies


Luxury Brands Need to Chart a Course into New Frontier Markets

September 22, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson The progressively unpredictable dynamics of the BRIC markets are now challenging luxury brands to rethink their global market strategies. Below, Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson argue that as luxury brands seek to adapt to new


Internationalising Media Studies

July 28, 2014 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Daya Thussu For hundreds of years the West has dominated the world of Media Studies, but Daya Thussu is about to prove to us that countries such as China and India are fast becoming a challenge to the Western hold on the world of Media Studies. Despite