China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast  Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Economy,China,Southeast Asia
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 29 Mar 2016

China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects

In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, both of which constitute the “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) development framework.
China And The Eurasian Economic Union: Prospects For The Silk Road Economic Belt
Economy,Central Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 29 Mar 2016

China And The Eurasian Economic Union: Prospects For The Silk Road Economic Belt

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?
Economy,Society,China

By Zhihua Zhou - 29 Mar 2016

China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?

Innovation & Economic Growth: A Review of the Productivity Paradox
Economy

Innovation & Economic Growth: A Review of the Productivity Paradox

The importance of innovation which the Chinese government puts on economic growth merits a review of the issue and the lesson of productivity paradox in which the US experienced will hopefully shed some light.
The AIIB through the Lens of the ADB
Economy,China

The AIIB through the Lens of the ADB

How does the new multilateral development bank appear through the lens of its nearly-half-a-century old predecessor?
Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Dollar Defense of 1985 and its Relevance for China

There are valuable lessons that policy makers can draw from the successful defense of the Singapore dollar against depreciation pressure in 1985 and interestingly, the case bear many resemblances to the RMB situation today.
China and Global Governance: Breaking Away or Pushing In?
Economy,China

China and Global Governance: Breaking Away or Pushing In?

It is necessary to review China’s enhanced yet uneven participation in global and multilateral institutions, and to recognize that China has not been fully included in a few important arenas of multilateral cooperation and governing regime building such as energy.
By Fengshi Wu - 21 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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...
RMB: The Sooner the Depreciation, the Better
Economy

RMB: The Sooner the Depreciation, the Better

If the People's Bank of China did not allow the depreciation pressure of the RMB against the USD to be released, there will be certain costs.
By Ming Zhang - 21 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Lines of Flight: The New Ph.D. as Migrant
Economy,Society

Lines of Flight: The New Ph.D. as Migrant

Migration has since become an important survival tactic for doctorate holders seeking remunerated escape from the retrenchment of the American academic job market.
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