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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 the reconstruction of western Europe. It is also geographically vast, encompassing virtually all

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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 Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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, China, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (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, China, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (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