Beijing's gentle approach to real estate bubble
G. Bin Zhao argues that the Chinese government will adopt a quiet approach to deflating the dangerous real estate bubble, given the huge impact a crash could have on the economy.
Leo Lacey -- a tribute
Leo Lacey, who recently passed away, saw the prospects of the Asian Century, long before the expression was ever coined.
Hong Kong steps onto slippery regulatory slope
Hong Kong's Liu Kin-ming argues that the haven of economic freedom is now stepping onto the slippery regulatory slope.
Berlin-Beijing booming economic relations
The booming economic relations between Germany and China are the result of an emerging special relationship that has implications way beyond trade, argues Emanuele Schibotto.
CSR with Chinese Characteristics?
Benoit Vermander's excellent new book, “Corporate Social Responsibility in China: A Vision, an Assessment and a Blueprint”, is a must-read for all China watchers.
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.
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