China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes
Society,China
By Yongnian Zheng - 12 Apr 2017

China’s Mega-Urbanization Woes

China has achieved urbanization in about 30 years, a process that took the West more than a century. However, if we look closely, the journey has been perilous and quality has suffered, not to mention there are many uncertainties that abound in the urban landscape.
Conceptualizing the Belt and Road Initiative as an International Regime
Economy,China

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 11 Apr 2017

Conceptualizing the Belt and Road Initiative as an International Regime

China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong
Politics,Hotspots,China

By Alexander Korolev - 28 Mar 2017

China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong

King Salman’s Visit Deepens Sino-Saudi Cooperation
Economy,China

King Salman’s Visit Deepens Sino-Saudi Cooperation

During King Salman’s visit to Beijing, a major Sino-Saudi investment agreement worth an estimated USD 65 billion was signed and it included “a plan for the kingdom to participate in China’s Chang’e-4 moon mission and a partnership agreement for manufacturing drones.”
Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China
Economy,China

Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China

Chinese governmental policies and actions facilitated the development of the VC market in order to encourage innovation and technological development, and to stimulate structural reforms of the economy.
By Lin Lin - 20 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Industrial Policy and its European Business Partners
Economy,China

China’s Industrial Policy and its European Business Partners

A recent blog article in the Wall Street Journal reports the views of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China that China’s latest industrial policy is a waste of the country’s resources and a challenge to the members of the Chamber.
Governing Shanghai: The International Regimes Dimension
Society,China

Governing Shanghai: The International Regimes Dimension

International governance is a rising mainstream school of thought, which may replace realism/neo-realism and others as the primary paradigm in the study of international society. One of the best governance tools in our anarchic world is the international regime.
Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China
Society,China

Becoming an “Enabling State”? The Adoption of Purchase-of-Services in China

This initiative transfers previous state in-house production to government purchase-of-services, and enables social organizations to produce and deliver social services in several projects. In China, project-based and post-based purchases are two typical models.
By Zhuoyi Wen - 09 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?
Politics,China,East Asia

Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?

It may be that Trump’s tête-à-tête with Xi was more important than simply the two leaders resolving the one-China issue. It included the two leaders inviting each other to visit their country. It seemed to represent détente following more than a month of hostile exchanges.
CPPCC 2017: Hot Topics at China’s Top Political Advisory Session
Politics,China

CPPCC 2017: Hot Topics at China’s Top Political Advisory Session

The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference offers a platform for sectors like non-government organizations, minority groups, and special administrative regions to raise their opinions. One aspect that will draw the most attention will be the development of the One Belt One Road initiative.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects
Economy,China,South Asia

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

Athough CPEC offers more opportunities to Pakistan given the global connectivity of trade and investment expanded by China, yet the major question is how Pakistan and China can bring this vision into reality keeping in view the changing geopolitics in the South Asian region.
Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)
Politics,China

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)

Scholars have discovered that imperial China was neither uniquely benevolent nor uniquely violent. William A. Callahan criticizes the reconstruction as an “idealized version of a hierarchical Sinocentric world order with the Chinese empire at the core and loyal tributary states and barbarians at the periphery.”
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