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.
PECC comes to Beijing
PECC, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, will be coming to Beijing this week for its annual summit. The timing could not be better.
China is climbing the global value chain
China is making good progress climbing the global value chain, according to Yuqing Xing, Professor of Economics at the Tokyo-based National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
Chinese dream means learning to manage change
Chinese dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change, argues G. Bin Zhao who examines some of the challenges that stand in the way of this dream.
China's renminbi-isation -- Aiming for economic clout
David Marsh of the OMFIF has shared with us his insights on China's renminbi-isation, in particular how Beijing can emulate US, German investment returns.
Victims of China's soil pollution crisis
Rapid industrialisation has left a legacy of soil pollution that is damaging health and livelihoods in villages across China, writes He Guangwei, a journalist based in China.
China -- the fragile superpower
The US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which recently took place between the world's superpowers was preceded by a period of great tensions. China remains, however, a very fragile superpower.
Chinese Internet Giants Demonstrate Growing Strength Of Nation
Chinese Internet giants demonstrate the growing strength of the nation, argues G. Bin Zhao.
Seamus Grimes has shared with us his thoughts on China's innovation capacities.
Waste-to-energy plants: A burning issue in China
China’s economic growth during the past 35 years has come with significant environmental, social and health costs that can no longer be ignored, write Asit K. Biswas and Zhang Jingru.
Asian century roller coaster
The Asian century scenario has been on a roller coaster since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2007-2008. Which way next?
Limits to China's authoritarian development
The recent slowdown in China's economic growth rate has highlighted the limits in the country's authoritarian growth model. Political change will be necessary for China to exploit its full potential.
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