Waste-to-energy plants: A burning issue in China
China’s economic growth during the past 35 years has come with significant environmental, social and health costs that can no longer be ignored, write Asit K. Biswas and Zhang Jingru.
Asian century roller coaster
The Asian century scenario has been on a roller coaster since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2007-2008. Which way next?
Limits to China's authoritarian development
The recent slowdown in China's economic growth rate has highlighted the limits in the country's authoritarian growth model. Political change will be necessary for China to exploit its full potential.
Direct conversion between yuan and euro is on the way
Direct conversion between yuan and euro is on the way, argues G. Bin Zhao, who expects steady progress, given lack of geopolitical friction between Europe and China.
Anti-Chinese sentiment on rise in Myanmar
Chinese companies are struggling to come to terms with a new culture of protest in Myanmar, writes Beth Walker, chinadialogue's Culture Editor.
China's key growth industries
Energy, environmental protection, and healthcare are three key growth industries in China, according to Frost & Sullivan.
China's unsustainable water management
China's water management has been on an unsustainable path for decades, argue Cecilia Torta Jada and Asit K.Biswas.
China's frustrated youth
China's youth is experiencing growing frustrations. The government will have to do more to maintain social peace.
China's unbalanced Renminbi policy
The devaluation of the Renminbi these past few months is a backward step in China 's current challenging program to rebalance its economy, and achieve sustainable economic growth.
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?
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