China's reform problems
China's reform is in a real bind, and what's more, China has bad relations with virtually all of its neighbors. Where will this head?
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?
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.
China's Liu Xiaobo
How powerful is China really when it fears the influence of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize–winning poet and essayist Liu Xiaobo to such a point that he is put in jail?
China's lack of global leadership
China seems neither willing nor able to exert global economic leadership according to Tsinghua University's David Li.
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.
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?
China's international students
China and other Asian countries lead the world in sending their youth overseas to study. But too many do not return home. Some democracy and freedom would help China here.
China's foreign policy
The enigmatic nature of China's foreign policy is evident as the US pushes China to tame North Korea. An excellent SIPR paper by Linda Jakobson and Dean Knox can help us understand the enigmas.
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
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?
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.
China's BO Xilai affair
The BO Xilai affair is China's biggest scandal since Tiananmen Square. But our Paris-based China watcher, Frederic Langer, argues that the West cannot wash its hands of BO's judiciary troubles.
China and the TPP
China has not been invited to participate in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Why?
China and Russia -- global strategic threats
Russia and China are the chief strategic threats to the moral and political commitments of liberal democracies, argues Michael Ignatieff.
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?
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, ...
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?
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).
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