November 16, 2022
Asia’s Development Model Is Now Jeopardizing Its Future Economic Growth
By Saul Estrin and Simon Commander
Asia is facing an economic watershed moment. Turning the corner will require rethinking the role of its dominant, state-supported business groups.
September 18, 2021
China’s ‘Common Prosperity’ Campaign is Going to Be Tough Going
By Andrew Collier
Fixing inequality would require fundamental change in China’s tax structure and state system – reforms highly unlikely under the current political system.
August 26, 2021
China’s Communist ‘Common Prosperity’ Campaign
By Sara Hsu
The “common prosperity” ideology is the realization of Chinese socialism imposed upon market-based, modern activity, which makes it especially hard for investors to interpret.
April 21, 2020
Gaokao in the Time of COVID-19
By Kate Kologrivaya and Emma Shleifer
Debate over the decision to postpone China’s college entrance exam crystallizes deeper problems with educational inequality.
March 08, 2019
As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?
By Bonnie Girard
Kim’s train ride through China would have sent mixed signals about the country’s development model.
June 01, 2018
China’s Reform and Opening: 40 Years and Counting
By Seung-Youn Oh
How far is the Chinese government willing to go in letting go of economic control?
March 05, 2018
Why China Keeps Falling for Pyramid Schemes
By Eugene K. Chow
Pyramid schemes are big business in China – much to the government's chagrin.
February 13, 2018
Is This the Year China Gets Serious About Ending Rural Poverty?
By Shannon Tiezzi
China has long spoken of a 'war on poverty,' but recent signs suggest it might be even more of a focus in 2018.
December 20, 2017
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
By Eugene K. Chow
The Chinese government is hoping branded, themed villages can revitalize the countryside.
December 13, 2017
Is China's Era of Cheap Labor Really Over?
By Dmitriy Plekhanov
Chinese workers' wages may be rising, but official statistics don't tell the whole story.
October 25, 2017
Xi Jinping Thought Vs. Deng Xiaoping Theory
By Son Daekwon
Xi’s “new era” will see some of Deng’s famous maxims altered, if not discarded altogether.
August 01, 2017
12 Regions of China: The Inertia of Unity
By John Lee
Despite regional variations, politically speaking China is remarkably homogeneous.