The Mystery of the Yen Surge
Economy,East Asia
By Kwok Ping Tsang - 14 Jun 2016

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

By Xue Gong - 10 Jun 2016

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

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

By Dragan Pavlićević - 08 Jun 2016

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

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.
   Tax Administration Reform in China
Economy,China

Tax Administration Reform in China

In December 2015, China announced a plan to address the fragmented structure of tax collection between the State Tax Bureau and the Local Tax Bureau. An updated information sharing system for tax management, the Golden Tax project, is going to be built up in 2016.
By Jiwei Qian - 16 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
China: Geared towards Precautionary Fiscal Policy
Economy,China

China: Geared towards Precautionary Fiscal Policy

China’s government debt has reached a historical high, causing deep concern among economists, investors and policy-makers worldwide over China’s fiscal sustainability. The Chinese government has recently adopted a precautionary fiscal policy to avoid over-accumulation of government debt.
The AIIB: Its Impact on Global Financial Governance
Economy,China,East Asia

The AIIB: Its Impact on Global Financial Governance

The contribution that the AIIB can offer to the global financial governance system is that it will inject new funds and help meet the large financing gap in the global infrastructure sector.  
By Hong Zhao - 14 May 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Is China a Neocolonial Power in Africa?
Politics,Economy,China

Is China a Neocolonial Power in Africa?

China has been very active with its various economic projects in Africa. Does this intense level of economic engagement count as neocolonialism?
One Belt One Road: Breakthrough for China’s Global Value Chain Upgrading
Economy,China

One Belt One Road: Breakthrough for China’s Global Value Chain Upgrading

China can expand exports of technology and equipment products to the OBOR countries, improving the added value of its export structure, and enhancing China's position in the global value chain.
By Yue Lu - 23 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
How to Make Financial Innovations Work in China
Economy,China

How to Make Financial Innovations Work in China

China’s three financial sector regulators are launching major reviews of new innovations implemented in the past few years that have been blamed for the chaos in the financial sector in the second half of last year and early this year.
China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds
Economy,Society,China

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.”
By Zhihua Zhou - 19 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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