US-China Strategic Distrust
US Senate confirmation hearings for President Obama's foreign policy and security team will focus on Middle East issues, not on the "main game" of China, unfortunately.
China's disappearing cheap labor
For the past three decades, the Chinese economy has relied on a vast supply of cheap labor, moving from the rural country to the industralizing cities. All the signs point to this is coming to an end
Will China run out of water by 2030?
China needs a coordinated policy approach to manage water, energy and economic development, according to Asit Biswas, founder of Third World Centre for Water Management, and Julian Kirchherr.
China's investment in the West
Foreign direct investment coming from China is making waves in countries like Australia, Canada and the United States. Is it really a problem?
Farewell to Chinese Triumphalism!
When financial crisis struck the US in 2008, there was no-one more triumphalist than a Chinese Communist Party official. Today, the tide is turning, as it invariably does.
New structural economics and development
China's Justin Yifu Lin is development economics' leading contemporary thinker. His “new structural economics” provides an excellent framework for rethinking economic development.
China's productivity deficit
Even after more than three decades of stellar growth, China's productivity is only 13 per cent that of the US. Why? And how can China make up the lost ground?
BRICS, still an acronym, not yet a reality
Emanuele Schibotto provides us with an insightful and critical perspective on the concept of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
China's lack of global leadership
China seems neither willing nor able to exert global economic leadership according to Tsinghua University's David Li.
Canadian business advances into China
China is a notoriously difficult place for doing business. But Canadian business is advancing nicely into China, according to a report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
Can Australia compete with China?
Can Australia and other Western countries compete with China in the Asian Century?
China -- rotten at the top
The revelations of the ill-gotten wealth of Wen Jiaobao's family is just the latest evidence that China is rotten at the top -- including at the top of China's new leadership. What does it mean?
China's elites and development
Over three decades ago, China's Communist Party elite saw it in its interest to adopt pro-development policies. But now elites are challenged by the consequences of their own strategy.
China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
In this week's invited contribution, Emanuele Schibotto* asks if China's "state capitalism" is in crisis.
Will China overtake the US?
Many Americans fear that China will soon overtake the US. Is this really possible?
The Irascible Mitt Romney on China
For Asia-watchers, no-one could be more exasperating than the irascible Mitt Romney.
Obama and Xi, Peace and Prosperity
Barack Obama and Xi Jinping are the right guys to forge a Pax Pacifica, according to Kevin Rudd, the former Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.
China's Communist Party
As the Chinese Communist Party prepares its once in a decade leadership change, and tries to turn the page on its recent scandals, Richard McGregor's book on the Party is essential reading.
Challenges for China's President Xi
On 8 November, Xi Jinping will be appointed President of China at the Communist Party's 18th Congress. This should offer hopes of a new phase in China's economic reform. However, ...
Microfinance in Asia
Microfinance is a great buzz word today. But what exactly is microfinance and is it effective? Cornell University's Lila Nojima shares her thoughts with us this week.
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