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?
Pros and cons of PPPs in water sector
China should be able to structure new
generation of PPPs in the water sector which would be more successful than the existing ones, argue Zhang Yingxin Louisa and Asit Biswas.
America's Chinese Dream
The US economy is wobbling slowly forward. Europe is just plain wobbling. And China has moved onto a slower growth path.
But a Chinese dream awaits America, if it wants it.
What Americans Should Know about the US-China Commercial Relationship
Ken Davies has shared with us his assessment of the US-China Business Council's 2013 report on China and the U.S. Economy.
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.
2013 OECD China Economic Survey
Our friend Ken Davies, President of Growing Capacity, Inc., has kindly shared with us his excellent review of the OECD's 2013 China Economic Survey.
IMF's Lagarde on Asian Dream
Asia needs to rejuvenate its development strategy to fulfil the Asian dream of lasting growth and shared prosperity, according to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
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?
Change of direction at Asian Development Bank?
Could the Asian Development Bank be heading in a new direction under the prospective new leadership of Takehiko Nakao?
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