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China’s Asymmetric FDI Policies Threaten the Success of the Belt and Road Initiative
February 23, 2018
China’s Asymmetric FDI Policies Threaten the Success of the Belt and Road Initiative
All evidence suggests that China is failing to make the BRI a two-way street.
China’s Asymmetric FDI Policies Threaten the Success of the Belt and Road Initiative
Chinese Government Takes Over Anbang; Founder Faces Prosecution
February 23, 2018
Chinese Government Takes Over Anbang; Founder Faces Prosecution
The Chinese insurance conglomerate that purchased the Waldorf hotel is floundering.
Chinese Government Takes Over Anbang; Founder Faces Prosecution
Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
February 23, 2018
Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.
Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
Is China Hiding Information About Tibet's Jokhang Temple Fire?
February 22, 2018
Is China Hiding Information About Tibet's Jokhang Temple Fire?
China’s state media says that all cultural relics and the main building in Lhasa are intact, but many Tibetans doubt it.
Is China Hiding Information About Tibet's Jokhang Temple Fire?
China and Ethiopia, Part 2: The Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway
February 22, 2018
China and Ethiopia, Part 2: The Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway
As with the light railway, the reality of the Ethiopia-Djibouti link is dashing high hopes.
China and Ethiopia, Part 2: The Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway
China's Soft Diplomacy at the Munich Security Conference
February 21, 2018
China's Soft Diplomacy at the Munich Security Conference
Against the rising tide of “China threat” rhetoric, senior diplomat Fu Ying tries a soft tone.
China's Soft Diplomacy at the Munich Security Conference
Did India's Prime Minister Want to Ruin Chinese New Year?
February 20, 2018
Did India's Prime Minister Want to Ruin Chinese New Year?
Furious at Modi’s visit to a disputed territory, Beijing lodges “stern representations” with New Delhi.
Did India's Prime Minister Want to Ruin Chinese New Year?
The Risks of the China-Saudi Arabia Partnership
February 17, 2018
The Risks of the China-Saudi Arabia Partnership
Geopolitical factors, as well as Saudi Arabia's own domestic landscape, could limit the relationship's potential.
The Risks of the China-Saudi Arabia Partnership
China's State-Backed Start-up Push
February 17, 2018
China's State-Backed Start-up Push
Can the government create a true start-up ecosystem, or are its efforts only creating a bubble?
China's State-Backed Start-up Push
6.5 Million Chinese to Travel Abroad for 2018 Spring Festival Holiday
February 16, 2018
6.5 Million Chinese to Travel Abroad for 2018 Spring Festival Holiday
Each Chinese tourist is expected to spend 9,500 yuan (about $1,500) on average traveling abroad.
6.5 Million Chinese to Travel Abroad for 2018 Spring Festival Holiday
Xi Jinping May Turn to Top Ally to Handle US Pressure
February 16, 2018
Xi Jinping May Turn to Top Ally to Handle US Pressure
Wang Qishan, Xi's right-hand man, may reemerge as vice president after stepping down from his CCP position.
Xi Jinping May Turn to Top Ally to Handle US Pressure
Beijing's Blood Shortage Crisis
February 15, 2018
Beijing's Blood Shortage Crisis
The health crisis comes after Beijing's health authorities abruptly called off family/replacement blood donations.
Beijing's Blood Shortage Crisis
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
February 15, 2018
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
Lessons from the multicultural manufacturing city of Yiwu -- and why other developing countries should be worried.
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
February 14, 2018
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
Lu Wei has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, dismissed from public office, and publicly shamed by media.
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
Sun Zhengcai Charged With Bribery
February 13, 2018
Sun Zhengcai Charged With Bribery
The indictment shows that Sun had been taking advantage of his posts to seek profits for years.
Sun Zhengcai Charged With Bribery
Is This the Year China Gets Serious About Ending Rural Poverty?
February 13, 2018
Is This the Year China Gets Serious About Ending Rural Poverty?
China has long spoken of a 'war on poverty,' but recent signs suggest it might be even more of a focus in 2018.
Is This the Year China Gets Serious About Ending Rural Poverty?
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