The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents
Security,China,East Asia
By Mark J. Valencia - 12 Jul 2016

The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents

Most such encounters are not unintentional or even unexpected. If the US persists in provocative actions despite China’s repeated requests to cease and desist, it must expect to be challenged. And if Japan continues to flaunt its control of the Senkakus, it too invites such challenges.
China’s New Push to Reform the State Sector: How Far Can It Go?
Economy,China

By Sarah Y Tong - 11 Jul 2016

China’s New Push to Reform the State Sector: How Far Can It Go?

How Should the Chinese Nation Tackle South China Sea Issues?
Hotspots,China,East Asia

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 09 Jul 2016

How Should the Chinese Nation Tackle South China Sea Issues?

MSCI Delays Inclusion of China A-Shares: A Blessing in Disguise?
Economy,China

MSCI Delays Inclusion of China A-Shares: A Blessing in Disguise?

MSCI Inc.’s decision on June 14, 2016 to not include China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Market Index is seen by some analysts as a blow to the country’s efforts in raising its stock market profile and turning the RMB into an international currency. 
What Needs to Be Done to Avert a RMB Crisis
Economy,China

What Needs to Be Done to Avert a RMB Crisis

By investing aggressively in various parts of the world, China is transferring its foreign exchange reserves to other countries and intends to earn investment return from these activities. However, due to reasons such as economic slowdown and capital outflow, the balance of the foreign exchange reserves is diminishing.
By Na Xie - 06 Jul 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Why is the Chinese Government Hyper-Responsive to Public Opinion?
Politics,Society,China

Why is the Chinese Government Hyper-Responsive to Public Opinion?

Chinese opinion surveys consistently show that more than 70 percent of survey respondents agree that their government is responsive to public opinion. In contrast, in the same surveys, only a little over 30 percent in democratic Taiwan feel the same way.
AIIB:  A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?
Economy,China

AIIB: A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?

Initial worries of clashes between the AIIB and existing Bretton Woods institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have subsided with increasing cooperation among these institutions and adoption of similar governance rules.
How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?
Politics,Economy,Hotspots,China

How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?

The loss of the “Remain” vote in the referendum puts into question the multibillion dollar Sino-UK cooperation agreements signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year, in particular the Hinkley Point nuclear project.
Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe
Politics,Economy,China

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visits to Serbia and Poland in June 2016 follow his state visit to the Czech Republic just 3 months earlier, underscoring the importance China places on the markets of Central and Eastern Europe.
China’s Real Economic Prowess
Economy,China

China’s Real Economic Prowess

It is ironic that the world’s largest trading nation still needs other countries to judge its trade status, an indication that China has a long way to go to transform its economic prowess into political power. Can China exercise its economic weight to win more political support?
By Yu Zheng - 15 Jun 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Time for Action: Chinese Companies and “One Belt One Road”
Economy,China

Time for Action: Chinese Companies and “One Belt One Road”

The saturated domestic market compels China to export its capabilities to fuel its economic growth. China’s Asian neighbors are facing shortages of capital and technology. By satisfying these needs, China can help its companies to expand overseas and climb up the global industry value chain.
By Xue Gong - 10 Jun 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Propaganda Wars over the South China Sea
Politics,Security,Hotspots,China

Propaganda Wars over the South China Sea

China, the US and their respective supporters are engaged in a propaganda “war” regarding the South China Sea. China has launched a worldwide information campaign that justifies its position. Officials and analysts in the US have seemingly been dragged into the media “gutter” and become involved in a public information campaign of their own.
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