China’s New Push to Reform the State Sector: How Far Can It Go?
Economy,China
By Sarah Y Tong - 11 Jul 2016

China’s New Push to Reform the State Sector: How Far Can It Go?

A recent article authored by the Party Committee of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council in the Qiu Shi journal has stirred up heated discussions on the direction of China’s state-owned enterprise reforms.
MSCI Delays Inclusion of China A-Shares: A Blessing in Disguise?
Economy,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 08 Jul 2016

MSCI Delays Inclusion of China A-Shares: A Blessing in Disguise?

What Needs to Be Done to Avert a RMB Crisis
Economy,China

By Na Xie - 06 Jul 2016

What Needs to Be Done to Avert a RMB Crisis

AIIB:  A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?
Economy,China

AIIB: A Viable Win-Win Model for the Global Financial Order?

Initial worries of clashes between the AIIB and existing Bretton Woods institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank have subsided with increasing cooperation among these institutions and adoption of similar governance rules.
How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?
Politics,Economy,Hotspots,China

How Concerned Should China Be about Brexit?

The loss of the “Remain” vote in the referendum puts into question the multibillion dollar Sino-UK cooperation agreements signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK last year, in particular the Hinkley Point nuclear project.
Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe
Politics,Economy,China

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visits to Serbia and Poland in June 2016 follow his state visit to the Czech Republic just 3 months earlier, underscoring the importance China places on the markets of Central and Eastern Europe.
China’s Real Economic Prowess
Economy,China

China’s Real Economic Prowess

It is ironic that the world’s largest trading nation still needs other countries to judge its trade status, an indication that China has a long way to go to transform its economic prowess into political power. Can China exercise its economic weight to win more political support?
By Yu Zheng - 15 Jun 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The Mystery of the Yen Surge
Economy,East Asia

The Mystery of the Yen Surge

In January 2016, the Bank of Japan announced keeping its quantitative easing steady and added the negative interest rate as a monetary policy tool. Strangely, right after the policy announcement, the Japanese yen reversed course and started a drastic rise.
Time for Action: Chinese Companies and “One Belt One Road”
Economy,China

Time for Action: Chinese Companies and “One Belt One Road”

The saturated domestic market compels China to export its capabilities to fuel its economic growth. China’s Asian neighbors are facing shortages of capital and technology. By satisfying these needs, China can help its companies to expand overseas and climb up the global industry value chain.
By Xue Gong - 10 Jun 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
16+1 Platform: Extent and Limit of China’s Global Influence
Politics,Economy,China

16+1 Platform: Extent and Limit of China’s Global Influence

As President Xi Jinping has recently visited the Czech Republic and his visits to Serbia and Poland are expected in the upcoming weeks, it is the right time to assess the state of the relationship between China and Central and Eastern Europe and the developments within the 16+1 framework.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor One Year On
Economy,China,South Asia

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor One Year On

It has just been over a year since Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his inaugural state visit to Pakistan in April 2015. The Pakistani port of Gwadar will commence full operations by the end of 2016. Gwadar is essential to CPEC as it will connect CPEC with shipping on the Arabian Sea.
The Maritime Silk Road Plan: A Way Forward for the South China Sea?
Economy,Security,China

The Maritime Silk Road Plan: A Way Forward for the South China Sea?

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road plan, along with subtle management tactics and reconsideration of regional customs, sheds light on how the South China Sea issue can be redressed, by providing an alternative that goes beyond the over-politicized and overtly-judicialized hurdles.
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