Is China a Neocolonial Power in Africa?
Politics,Economy,China
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 04 May 2016

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

By Yue Lu - 23 Apr 2016

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

How to Make Financial Innovations Work in China
Economy,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 20 Apr 2016

How to Make Financial Innovations Work in China

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...
Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia

China has been the largest trading partner of Malaysia for six consecutive years since 2009. The trading amount increased from just USD 12 billion in 2000 to almost USD 108 billion in 2014.
Will the Beijing Consensus Follow the Washington Consensus to Oblivion?
Politics,Economy,China

Will the Beijing Consensus Follow the Washington Consensus to Oblivion?

The Beijing Consensus is simply three theorems about how to organize the place of a developing country in the world. Just like the Washington Consensus, it contains many ideas that are not all about economics, but also about politics and the global balance of power.
Can Tsai Ing-Wen Cure Taiwan’s Economic Illness?
Economy,East Asia

Can Tsai Ing-Wen Cure Taiwan’s Economic Illness?

Taiwan’s newly elected president Tsai Ing-Wen plans to set up a quasi-sovereign wealth fund to kick-start innovation-driven industrial development. She wishes to bring Taiwan into the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership and enhance economic cooperation with several countries beyond China.
Iron Silk Road:  The Rise of China and the Expansion of High Speed Railways
Economy,China

Iron Silk Road: The Rise of China and the Expansion of High Speed Railways

Regional transportation networks constructed by China will contribute significantly to its leadership in Asia. Transportation networks will provide China with new and diversified supply lines and consumer markets, helping it to spread its regional economic influence.
Will Tobin Tax Work in China?
Economy,China

Will Tobin Tax Work in China?

The present market structure of China might give Tobin tax a good chance to succeed if its objective is to stabilize short term capital flow and exchange rate volatility.
Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan
Economy,China

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan

China's 13th Five-Year Plan includes concrete plans for expressways, airports, railways, and urban mass transit. Just as important, it includes an extra USD 93 billion for poverty alleviation.
How are Chinese Investors Protected in Investment Agreements?
Economy,China

How are Chinese Investors Protected in Investment Agreements?

ISDS provisions are a common feature of trade and investment agreements, and aim to give investors protection from discriminatory treatment by the states who are parties to these agreements.
By Tam Teo - 01 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy
Economy,China

2016: A Tough Year for China’s Economy

Although economic deceleration is expected and is not necessarily a terrible outcome for China, concerns over the transition are warranted. Indeed, the economy is facing numerous constraints, domestically and externally.
By Sarah Y Tong - 30 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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