China’s Phenomenal Land Prices: SOEs a Contributing Factor
Economy,China
By Zhihua Zhou - 19 Aug 2016

China’s Phenomenal Land Prices: SOEs a Contributing Factor

China’s land prices in auctions have hit record highs in the first half of 2016. Land parcels were sold on average 41 percent higher than their asking prices. There are 205 land parcels with a price of over RMB 1 billion.
Creating a South China Common Market to Address Hong Kong and Taiwan Issues
Politics,Economy,China

By Yongnian Zheng - 18 Aug 2016

Creating a South China Common Market to Address Hong Kong and Taiwan Issues

Uber China-Didi Deal: Who Gains? Who Loses?
Economy,Cyberspace,China

By Wen Xin Lim - 05 Aug 2016

Uber China-Didi Deal: Who Gains? Who Loses?

China’s Current Economic Pains
Economy,China

China’s Current Economic Pains

An anonymous “person with authority” said that China’s economic trajectory was experiencing an L-shaped path, involving a sharp decline followed by a long period of flat or stagnant growth. The questions are: when will the decline bottom out, and is it sustainable?
Respecting Brexit
Politics,Economy,Hotspots,China

Respecting Brexit

With the referendum of June 23, 2016, Britain has decided to leave the EU. Though this is controversial, there is good reason to respect the outcome of this form of British democracy.
By Dingli Shen - 13 Jul 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The RMB’s Internationalization: A Moderate Way Ahead
Economy,China

The RMB’s Internationalization: A Moderate Way Ahead

A natural corollary of the expansion of China’s economy and its massive financial reform would be the internationalization of the RMB. As an international payments currency, the RMB has leapfrogged from 20th position in 2012 to 5th in 2015.
Brexit and Asia: Rationality versus Emotion
Politics,Economy,Hotspots

Brexit and Asia: Rationality versus Emotion

The June 23 Brexit referendum saw the UK vote to leave the European Union. The exit decision shocked the world with implications not only in the political and economic arenas of the UK and EU, but which also has far reaching repercussions beyond Europe.
Moderate Monetary Policies to Temper Exchange Rate Swings
Economy,China

Moderate Monetary Policies to Temper Exchange Rate Swings

The internationalization of the RMB requires a moderate international monetary environment as well as China’s policy effort. A monetary policy coordination could tone down monetary policies and exchange rate swings and would bring about a less volatile and more even international monetary environment.
Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy
Economy,China

Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy

The persistent fall of processing exports is very alarming and challenges the recovery of export growth, as processing exports remains more than one third of China’s exports.
By Yuqing Xing - 11 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Making Sense of the Global Financial Market: “Trust Conspiracy Theories”
Economy

Making Sense of the Global Financial Market: “Trust Conspiracy Theories”

The recent turmoil of the world economy triggered by the US interest rate hike can be understood as a result of various conspiracies to profit from exploiting and creating volatilities
Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms

Economic policies beg for a major update from the implementation of the Doi Moi reforms in 1986. To ensure full integration into the global economy, including fulfilling expectations of the TPP, Vietnam need to do some serious adjustments.
By Huong Le Thu - 25 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Great Pump Priming
Economy,China

China’s Great Pump Priming

Despite all the policy rhetoric of stabilizing growth, adjusting structures, and preventing financial risks, the policy makers in Beijing have created another round of fiscal-monetary pump priming.
By Ding Lu - 13 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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