China's development -- now for the hard part
China is now beginning the "hard part" of development -- as its growth is slowing, debt is increasing sharply, adverse demographics are biting and the inefficiencies of state capitalism are visible.
Top-down planning chases innovation in China
Top-down planning chases innovation in China, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
China's financial paradoxes
China's international financial showmanship at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should not distract attention from its deep financial fragilities at home.
China's property market has reached a turning point
China's property market has reached a turning point, argues G. Bin Zhao, executive editor at China's Economy & Policy.
China should welcome Catholic Church and other faith traditions, for the moral good of society
G. Bin Zhao calls on Beijing to accept the pope's offer of friendship and open China's doors to the Catholic Church, as well as revive its own faith traditions, to stem society's moral degeneration.
Hong Kong can be hell
Milton Friedman once famously said "If you want to see capitalism in action, go to Hong Kong". But Hong Kong's brand of capitalism has led to inequality, poverty, and social unrest.
China and India should create own anti-graft indices
China and India should create their own anti-graft indices, present new metrics and expose the shortcomings of Western analysis, if any, argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
China needs own metrics for corruption fight
China needs own metrics for corruption fight argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
China not ready to rewire global finance
G. Bin Zhao says the rosy view that China is now capable of rewiring the global financial system, even if it intended to do so, is just not realistic, given the limitations of its economy today.
China's trainmaker monopoly
Creating a trainmaker monopoly is in conflict with China's reform ambitions, argues G.Bin ZHAO.
China's eco-transition challenge
Asit K. Bi Swas and Zhang Jingru share with us their views on China's eco-transition challenge.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Myths, vested interests, reality
A formidable competitor to World Bank and ADB, the new AIIB will benefit developing Asian countries and also serve several objectives for China, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
China's economic predicament
The Chinese economy is caught between a rock and a hard place. Extricating itself from this predicament will not be easy.
Plight of China's Uighurs
The sentencing of Chinese Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti to life imprisonment is a harsh reminder that China is still an empire that employs repression and violence to control peoples within its borders.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a new source of funding, which will shakes up old structures, argue Asit K Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada.
Dry reality of droughts in China
From times immemorial, China has faced droughts, with some parts of the country facing the curse every two to three years, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
West's biggest threat is Russia, not China.
Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China, writes G. Bin Zhao, who argues for a triangular global order, including China to create stability.
China's grudge match
China has been charging international companies for anti-competitive behaviour and bribery, and harassing foreign residents. On a recent visit to Beijing we tried to understand what's going on.
Why does no one like Chinese companies overseas?
China must learn from Japan's earlier failings if it wants to overcome hostility to its overseas investments, says Edwin Lee, a lawyer and overseas investment consultant.
Asian regionalism -- the next steps
To prepare for the next steps in regionalism in the Asia Pacific, we must fully appreciate the historical and strategic context, suggested Allan Gyngell at PECC 2014 in Beijing on 10 September.
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