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Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years.

Why China's Economic Problems May Be Worse Than We Think

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

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The Top 10 Questions About China Ahead of Xi's U.S. Visit

Kevin Rudd | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Kevin Rudd

However imperfect the current order might be, strengthening that order is better than no order at all. Better also to have a common strategic purpose with the United States than none at all, thus further running the risk of long-term and potentially irreparable strategic drift.

Watch The World's Largest Urban Area Emerge From A Chinese River Delta

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

Satellite images released by NASA Wednesday show the extraordinary metamorphosis of China's Pearl River Delta from a rural idyll into the l...

Rumor, Manipulation and Change: China's Entrepreneurs Correctly Predicted the Great Fall of China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Ryan McMunn

The sooner the Chinese government stops putting GDP growth targets out, and starts getting realistic economic data from the provinces, the better off the Middle Kingdom will be.

For Now, The Fed's New Normal: Preserve the Old Abnormal

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Couple this with the disappointing jobs growth numbers from September 4, and it is not unreasonable to expect that there is still room to push towards the twin goals of maximum employment and price stability. A premature rate hike could run the risk of halting that process.

Why China's Economic Woes Are Causing Alarm in Africa

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Amadou Sy, d...

The China Syndrome: Bubble Trouble

Dean Baker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

The financial markets have been through some wild and crazy times over the last two weeks, although it appears that they have finally stabilized. The net effect of all the gyrations is that a serious bubble in China's market seems to have been at least partially deflated. After hugely overreacting to this correction, most other markets have largely recovered. Prices are down from recent peaks, but in nearly all cases well above year-ago levels. But the stock market is really a sideshow; after all, back in 1987 the U.S. market fell by almost 25 percent for no obvious reason, with little noticeable effect on the U.S. economy. The more serious question is what is happening with the underlying economy, and there are some real issues here.

Risks to U.S. Economic Growth and Implications for the Fed

Ross DeVol | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Ross DeVol

China's weight in the world economy has been rising and was made excruciatingly apparent by the turmoil in U.S. equities markets over the past few weeks. Much of current stock market anxiety was at least "assembled" in China.

China's Market Crash Means Chinese Supergrowth Could Have Only 5 More Years to Run

Brad DeLong | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Brad DeLong

Markets do fluctuate, but the crash of Shanghai means China will soon need a new development model. And there seems to be no secret Chinese institutional or developmental sauce. China will -- unfortunately -- likely become another corrupt middle-income country in the middle-income relative development trap.

Shanghai Surprise Pops China 5 Percent -- Is Everything Awesome Again?

Phil Davis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Wheeee, what a ride! From a new low at 2,920 (down 42%) all the way back to 3,083 in 45 minutes was the close of the Shanghai Composite this morning as China's government resumed its intervention in the stock market.

US Markets Race China to the Bottom: Can We Avoid Their Fate?

Phil Davis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

There's no question about it, China is a disaster. Though officially down "just" 1.3% for the day, the Shanghai Composite fell 3% int...

China's Volatile Stock Market Does Not Reflect Real Economic Conditions

Michael Spence | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Michael Spence

MILAN, Italy -- It seems natural to ask whether the perceived trajectory of the global economy has shifted downward as much as the movements in the equity markets might seem to suggest. The answer seems clearly to be no.

5 Reasons Stocks Are Tumbling Worldwide On 'Black Monday'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Wall Street woke up to, if not a Black Monday, at least a Blackish Monday.  Markets around the world tumbled toward hi...

Social Inequality and the Downfall of China

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

My personal belief that China is heading for a major crash, and as individuals it is critical for us to be on the right side of that trade. Friedman believes, as do I, that social inequality is a big reason why China will not become the dominant economic player of the 21st century.

Dow Plunges Amidst Fears Of Global Slow Down

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares a...

Top Chinese Investor: Do Not Fear The Yuan Devaluation

The Wall Street Journal | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

Global markets greeted China’s currency adjustment last week with alarm. Many investors and commentators regarded the latest move by the People...

Will Beijing's War Against Free Expression Destroy China's Economic Dynamism and Political Stability?

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Adults who lived through the Cultural Revolution are only too aware of the mercurial horror of past Communist rule. A high school student told me that his father urged him to study in America because of the restrictions on freedom.

China's Miracle Economy Goes from Illusion to Nightmare?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.

China the Startup Nation: 5 Future Trends to Watch

James Canton | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James Canton

China's recent currency devaluation and financial controls are part of an immense leap forward in accelerating the adaptation of China to a changing world economy. We shall see if their leadership works out the growing pains. I am betting they will.

Global Perceptions of China as a SuperPower

Robert Moran | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
Robert Moran

Today at the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament we'll be discussing alternative perspectives on the rise of China as a global superpower.

China Currency Devaluation Continues: Advantage Donald Trump?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Yesterday's devaluation of 1.9 percent in the value of the Yuan was followed today by another cut of one percent by China's central bank in the nation...

China Devaluation Is Good News

Sara Zervos | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Sara Zervos

Germany, Asian countries and commodity producers have already been selling less to China because of its economic slowdown; now they could sell less because their exported goods look more expensive as the Chinese yuan goes down.

'Made In China' Powered By Smuggled Workers

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

On a quiet river bend on the China-Vietnam border, a group of people clambered up a muddy bank. They had just glided across the river from the Vietna...

How is Economic Slowdown and Environmental Degradation Democratizing China?

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

While many discuss whether some signs of environmental improvement result from economic slowdown, and less intensive use of natural resources, or from successful pro-green regulations, we argue that a much deeper transformation is happening across China.