Working for Apple in China
Working conditions for employees of Apple's China-based subcontractors may be improving. But they are still a long way from the objective of "decent work", writes John West.
China in Apple’s global value chains
China has played a key role in Apple's global value chains through low value-added assembly activities. But it has not been able to climb up to higher value-added processes, reports John West.
Misery in Hong Kong
Hong Kongers are miserable, and Beijing should be worried, writes John West.
The Chinese Government's environmental efforts give cause for cautious optimism, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
China’s murky waters
China’s incredible growth over the last three decades has come at a high environmental cost, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit Biswas.
China and Taiwan -- Apocalypse Now?
Will the arrival of a new President in Taiwan bring even more “interesting times” in relations with mainland China asks John West.
China leads the world in the production and export of illicit goods
Production and trade of counterfeit, pirated and other illicit goods are large and growing, and are led by China, writes John West.
Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy
Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy, writes Professor Yuqing Xing.
China’s rebalancing act
Robert Wihtol, former Asian Development Bank country director for China, explains to John West some of the challenges the country faces in the necessary rebalancing of its economic growth model.
One belt, one road, and the Chinese dream
China's "one belt, one road" initiative threatens an upheaval in the international system, according to David Arase from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center at China's Nanjing University, writes John West.
China’s productivity challenge
China needs a genuine open market economy to reignite its productivity genie, argues John West.
Stemming China's capital exodus
China should implement capital controls to stem capital outflows argues ITO Hiroyuki.
China's urban apartheid
China's hukou system, which discriminates heavily against rural migrants to the city, should be abolished as soon as practicable, argues John West.
China facing the exchange rate policy dilemma
China has entered the trilemma of open macroeconomic policy — independent monetary policy, capital mobility, and a fixed exchange rate cannot be achieved simultaneously, argues Yuqing Xing.
Labor unrest in China
China could well become the "epicenter of global labor unrest", writes John West.
China’s Struggling Middle Class Deserves Better
“There should be no circuit breaker for policy reform”, write Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Chinese art at Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) plays host to Made in China: Cultural Encounters Through Export Art from September 5, 2015 to August 2016.
China and the ICT global value chain
Seamus Grimes has shared with us some recent work on China’s increasing participation in the ICT global value chain.
Looming Trouble in the Taiwan Straits
Trouble looms in the Taiwan Strait with the expected victory of a candidate from the pro-independence party in the upcoming Taiwanese presidential elections, writes John West.
Britain's Nuclear Nanking: Kowtowing to China
Julian Lindley-French on Britain's Nuclear Nanking: Kowtowing to China.
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