China's Nelson Mandela is still in jail
China's Nelson Mandela is still in jail, or exile, or soon to be so. Although we do not yet know who he or she is, that person could also change the shape of the world.
Yishu -- Contemporary Chinese Art
ACI has recently discovered "Yishu", a splendid journal of contemporary Chinese art. For those of you who don't know it, please keep reading!
Re-shoring - how China is risking its future
Professor Julian Lindley-French has shared with us this fascinating blog post on how China is risking its future.
Recalibrating China's social contract
The reform agenda of Chinese President Xi Jinping's new administration is an attempt to rebalance the nation's social contract -- to enable the Communist Party to survive!
China/US great power relationship
China claims that it would like a new type of great power relationship with the US, one that does not lead to conflict. At the same time, it enjoys provoking Japan, the US's leading ally in Asia.
Ai Weiwei -- According to what?
Ai Weiwei is said to be the most important contemporary artist in the world today. But is he really an artist? Or is he more an activist, and a self-promoting media manipulator?
Living, working and doing business in China
China can be an awfully difficult country in which to do business, or even just visit. But Leo Lacey's "Living, Working & Doing Business in China" is the perfect reference to prepare you.
Saving America and China
Frank Li, a Chinese American from Chicago, has written a very important book, entitled "Saving America, Chinese Style". It is a stimulating and fascinating read.
Detroit, China, America and the Asian Century
Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Chinese investors are swooping in on Motown. Is this a symbol of the great power transition of the Asian Century?
China's state capitalism
With Europe now in recession, and the US still muddling through, many observers are now preaching the merits of "state capitalism" as against liberal capitalism.
Social media in China
Yiran Liu, currently studying at Tokyo's Sophia University, has an interesting article to share with us on the social media in China.
China's financial market challenges
China's financial markets are emitting mixed messages. Its banks are the biggest in the world. Its financial system is increasingly fragile. What is really going on?
Water, environment and development
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas have an important article to share with us on water, environment and development.
Chinese art at Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel
Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel has the best collection of Chinese art in the city. You must go and savor the experience, as I have done.
Ai Weiwei sculptures in Toronto
The exhibition of Ai Weiwei's sculptures in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square is the highlight of the city's summer cultural season.
China/US relationship now
Both Xi Jinping and Barack Obama would like a peaceful relationship so they can concentrate on dealing with problems at home. How will they manage?
China's inward and outward investment policies
Ken Davies, President of Growing Capacity, Inc, has kindly shared with us his update on China's investment policies.
How Not to Do Business in China
Michael Bloomfield, Founder and Executive Director of the Harmony Foundation of Canada, has shared with us his views on how not to do business with China. It is essential reading!
Prelude to a water and economic crisis?
Steady deterioration of water bodies is one of the most pressing problems facing the world today, especially in Asia, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
China's democratic future??
Minxin Pei recently wrote an interesting piece speculating on how China could become a democracy. But will China's future really be democratic? Could China even break up, like the former USSR?
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