China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds
Economy,Society,China
By Zhihua Zhou - 19 Apr 2016

China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds

China’s State Council issued a guideline for urban development on February 21. It states that “in principle, no more enclosed residential compounds will be built. And existing residential compounds will gradually have their interior streets integrated into the public road network.”
Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

By Tuan Yuen Kong - 19 Apr 2016

Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia

Will the Beijing Consensus Follow the Washington Consensus to Oblivion?
Politics,Economy,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 12 Apr 2016

Will the Beijing Consensus Follow the Washington Consensus to Oblivion?

Can Tsai Ing-Wen Cure Taiwan’s Economic Illness?
Economy,East Asia

Can Tsai Ing-Wen Cure Taiwan’s Economic Illness?

Taiwan’s newly elected president Tsai Ing-Wen plans to set up a quasi-sovereign wealth fund to kick-start innovation-driven industrial development. She wishes to bring Taiwan into the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership and enhance economic cooperation with several countries beyond China.
Iron Silk Road:  The Rise of China and the Expansion of High Speed Railways
Economy,China

Iron Silk Road: The Rise of China and the Expansion of High Speed Railways

Regional transportation networks constructed by China will contribute significantly to its leadership in Asia. Transportation networks will provide China with new and diversified supply lines and consumer markets, helping it to spread its regional economic influence.
Will Tobin Tax Work in China?
Economy,China

Will Tobin Tax Work in China?

The present market structure of China might give Tobin tax a good chance to succeed if its objective is to stabilize short term capital flow and exchange rate volatility.
Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan
Economy,China

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan

China's 13th Five-Year Plan includes concrete plans for expressways, airports, railways, and urban mass transit. Just as important, it includes an extra USD 93 billion for poverty alleviation.
How are Chinese Investors Protected in Investment Agreements?
Economy,China

How are Chinese Investors Protected in Investment Agreements?

ISDS provisions are a common feature of trade and investment agreements, and aim to give investors protection from discriminatory treatment by the states who are parties to these agreements.
By Tam Teo - 01 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy
Economy,China

2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy

Although economic deceleration is expected and is not necessarily a terrible outcome for China, concerns over the transition are warranted. Indeed, the economy is facing numerous constraints, domestically and externally.
By Sarah Y Tong - 30 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s “Belt and Road” and Southeast  Asia: Challenges and Prospects
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

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

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

In early May 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the three founding member states of the recently-established Eurasian Economic Union (EEU): Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?
Economy,Society,China

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

The recent housing boom in the high tier cities is a product of supportive policies, easy monetary environment, strong demand, increasing price of land, and various informal financing means.
By Zhihua Zhou - 29 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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