China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters
Politics,China
By Gang Chen - 21 Mar 2016

China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters

The Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang leadership faced the daunting challenges of reviving the anaemic economy and pushing through a domestic restructuring programme.
Why China’s Economic “New Normal” Fails to Solve  the Urban Smog Problem
Environment,China

By Gang Chen - 21 Mar 2016

Why China’s Economic “New Normal” Fails to Solve the Urban Smog Problem

China and Global Governance: Breaking Away or Pushing In?
Economy,China

By Fengshi Wu - 21 Mar 2016

China and Global Governance: Breaking Away or Pushing In?

Is Kyle Bass Right in Predicting a RMB Crash?
Economy,China

Is Kyle Bass Right in Predicting a RMB Crash?

Bass’ prediction was based on the possibility of a loan loss of RMB 22.75 trillion (USD 3.5 trillion) that will force China’s banking system to shed 10% of its assets.
Is the Super Central Bank Model Coming to China?
Economy,China

Is the Super Central Bank Model Coming to China?

Last year, a series of financial crises forced the Chinese authorities to take a closer look at the regulatory setup of the financial system. The most popular replacement strategy suggested is to form a super central bank.
Does Poor Trade Performance Spell the End of China’s Export-Oriented Development?
Economy,China

Does Poor Trade Performance Spell the End of China’s Export-Oriented Development?

In 2015, China’s total trade in goods contracted by 8 percent. The downward trend continued this year, as export and import in goods contracted by 9 percent and 14.9 percent (year on year) in January.
By Sarah Y Tong - 21 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The GMO Controversy in China: More than Food Security
Society,China

The GMO Controversy in China: More than Food Security

China’s strong support for GM technology is driven by a wide range of factors including concerns over food security and agricultural sustainability, as well as strategic considerations and practical reasons.
Innovative Dynamism in the Dragon's Habitat
Economy,China,East Asia

Innovative Dynamism in the Dragon's Habitat

China has begun to maximize the deployment of its brain power intensively to transition into a knowledge-based economy with extensive R&D investments.
By Jong-Hak Eun - 11 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Anti-Corruption Campaign: China’s Political “New Normal”
Politics,Hotspots,China

Anti-Corruption Campaign: China’s Political “New Normal”

After 30 years of gradual economic reform, the party-state’s partially marketized economy has become a hotbed for more high-stake and high-level corruption cases.
By Gang Chen - 11 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Africa And China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
Economy,China

Africa And China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Chinese investment and economic engagement in Africa can be expected to intensify under China’s development plans for what it has described as the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: A Modus Vivendi between the US and China?
Security,Hotspots,China

Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: A Modus Vivendi between the US and China?

The US intended to carry out its self-styled military-diplomatic policy of “freedom of navigations operations” to challenge what it perceived as China’s “excessive maritime claims.”
By Feng Zhang - 10 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in late September 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping advocated for a new type of international relations that is based on practical win-win cooperation.
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