Global value chains and the US missing exports
The US trade deficit is overstated due to the failure of trade statistics to capture flows of intellectual property embedded in exports. Yuqing Xing calls for trade statistics to be reformed.
China’s groundwater crisis
Tackling China’s groundwater depletion and the growing crisis of water scarcity amidst rapid urbanisation will require political will and creative policy thinking, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write
North Korean imbroglio
North Korea and the US are locked in a stalemate in their struggle over North Korea's growing nuclear threat. How did we land in this imbroglio? Is there a way out, asks John West?
China steals the South China Sea
China snaffled the South China Sea from its Southeast Asian neighbours, without firing a shot, says John West.
America and China -- war or peace?
Can Donald Trump, the man of the deal, could secure a new deal with China asks John West.
Infrastructure for a China-centric Eurasia?
China’s “one belt, one road” initiative, which seeks to build a China-centric Eurasia, is struggling to get off the ground, writes John West.
China's upgrading challenge
Today, there is no government making greater efforts to climb Asia’s global value chains and get better value for its economy than China’s, writes John West.
The Chinese economy of today is riddled with conundrums, writes John West.
What next in the South China Sea
The Philippines won its South China Sea case against China. But what Philippine President Duterte would like to do next, asks John West.
The Sino–Vatican negotiations and the role of Taipei
Stefano Pelaggi writes for us on relations between Beijing and the Holy See, and the delicate balance with Taiwan.
Trade Unions Critique G20
As G20 Leaders push for short-term recovery with structural reforms, Trade Unions call for long-term inclusive growth.
China -- A scholarly superpower
China has the resources and determination to become the world’s academic leader argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Counting the costs of floods in China
Floods cause more damages each year globally than any other form of natural disasters write Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Taiwanese investors look south
The recently-elected president of Taiwan is talking up her New Southbound Policy – but not everyone is convinced, writes John West
China; Might or Right: EU; Right or Might?
Geopolitics is a permanent power struggle between symmetry and asymmetry writes Julian Lindley-French.
G20 action needed on wages and jobs
Global recession risk requires coordinated G20 action on wages and jobs say trade union leaders.
Working for Apple in China
Working conditions for employees of Apple's China-based subcontractors may be improving. But they are still a long way from the objective of "decent work", writes John West.
China in Apple’s global value chains
China has played a key role in Apple's global value chains through low value-added assembly activities. But it has not been able to climb up to higher value-added processes, reports John West.
Misery in Hong Kong
Hong Kongers are miserable, and Beijing should be worried, writes John West.
The Chinese Government's environmental efforts give cause for cautious optimism, write Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
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