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China-US Trade War: Hiatus or Busted Deal?

May 14, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   This past week the US and China failed to reach agreement on a new trade deal, despite high-level China representative Lie He meeting in Washington on Thursday-Friday, May 9-10.  In the wake of the meeting, Trump and his administration mouthpieces attempt to put a positive spin on the collapsed talks, while placing …

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The Contemporary Value of Marx’s Practice of Civilisation

February 4, 2019 • ChinaComments (0)

By Bao Zonghao Karl Marx’s practice of civilisation was used as a reference to this article. However, this is not the full and systematic explanation like the original one authored by him. Rather it is about the judgment that “civilisation is a practical

Is the trade war a worrying sign of a new U.S.–China relationship?

January 2, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Qing Shan Ding With bilateral trade between the U.S. and China estimated to be worth $710 billion a year, a blooming trade war benefits no one. The causes of this trade war go beyond issues such as intellectual properties and deficits; it reflects a bigger

U.S. – China Trade War: The Reasons Behind and its Impact on the Global Economy

December 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui This article attempts to provide a deeper explanation for the United States’ trade imbalances, which U.S. President Donald Trump has cited as a pretext to impose tariffs and catastrophic retaliatory measures while ignoring the structural

Opportunities and challenges of international retailing in China

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, Strategies for the Changing World, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Lisa Qixun Siebers The performance of foreign retailers in China has shown a reversed U shape since their market entry in the 1990s. By the destruction of digitalisation, large retail giants continue to reduce both the number and the size of their stores,

How China’s Simultaneous Carrots and Sticks Work in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Huong Le Thu China’s applies simultaneously dual tactics of coercion and inducement to assert its position regionally and globally. Demonstrations in Vietnam and the Philippines only confirm that the harder China pushes, the more agitated responses from

How International Observers Undervalue the Chinese Bond Market

July 15, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     Criticism is typical of vibrant international media. Yet, prejudiced biases in financial matters have the potential to harm investors worldwide. The Chinese bond market is a case in point.   Not only is China’s bond market

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

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