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China-Led Asian Infrastructure Bank Launches

AP | Posted 06.30.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Envoys of governments that plan to join a Chinese-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that gives Beijing the biggest voting st...

China Tries To Shore Up Sluggish Economy

AP | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some b...

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

Empowering Women Requires Collaborative Solutions

Catherine Russell | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Catherine Russell

Women are powerful participants in the economy, whether they are consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. The more we empower them, the more we boost communities, economies and countries. Yet the current landscape for women who want to participate in the economy is not exactly empowering.

Today's Global Economy? We Are All in it Together!

Dominik Knoll | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Dominik Knoll

Today I would like to write about the World Economy, highlighting some of the current strengths and developments on the examples of the US, Europe, China and India.

China's New World Order: Sharing Global Prosperity Through Connectivity of the Silk Route Countries

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

In sharp contrast to the current hegemonic intrigue by the U.S./NATO in the Middle East/ Afghanistan and the Russian Federation militarism and conquest in Eastern Europe, China is offering to the world an alternative to wars. It is China's New World Order for global peace and prosperity.

Middle East and North Africa: Forcing China to Revisit Long-standing Policies

James Dorsey | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Disturbing Demographics in China

Roger D Barris | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Roger D Barris

There have recently been some interesting articles about Chinese demographic trends.

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong - How Hong Kong Can Be A Springboard For Asia

April Rudin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Hong Kong may be small, but it has big ambitions to serve as a gateway to Asia, home to some of the most vibrant economies in the globe. Fortunately, Hong Kong also holds great potential: low tax rates, world-class airports, seaports, and a remarkably open business environment.

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.

China, the Economic Pipsqueak

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

How many times a day do we hear that China is the world's second largest economy? Or even that China has already knocked the United States from the top perch? Just because something is said a lot doesn't make it true.

China: 1; U.S.: 0. Don't Let the Asia Pivot Turn Into the Asia Peeve

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

No doubt there has been much for the U.S. to focus on elsewhere in the world recently, from Russia to Iran. But in past weeks, it seems that the movie in Asia has been on fast-forward around global development and financing. And once again, the U.S. is scrambling to catch up.

China 'Going Out' 2.0: Dawn of a New Era for Chinese Investment Abroad

China Hands | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
China Hands

'Going Out' 2.0 will create stronger and more competitive Chinese SOEs, expanding into sectors traditionally dominated by Western firms, and exerting influence in regions that will raise new geopolitical challenges.

Top 10 China Events in 2014

China Hands | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
China Hands

The Chinese president has had quite a year and one of his most significant policies was the expansion of his Anti-Corruption campaign, which has garnered the attention of Chinese and international media in addition to the Chinese people.

Why Britain Joining China-Led Bank Is a Sign of American Decline

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. can no longer dominate world history. A new power has also arrived. The British decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was an epochal event. It may have heralded the end of the American century and the arrival of the Asian century.

China's Big Boom In Small Companies

Ozy | Steven Butler and Ben Halder | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

By STEVEN BUTLER and BEN HALDER, OZY Gao Ning sits in her spacious, meticulously decorated apartment on the outskirts of Beijing, amid matched sets...

BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The oil price plunge since last June has been deemed, overall, as a boon for the global economy. However, that depends on where one stands as a producer or user, as illustrated here with the divergence of impacts on BRICS economies.

China: Ecological Civilization Rising?

John Fullerton | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
John Fullerton

I can't pretend to know how serious China's leaders are with respect to their stated goal of achieving an "ecological civilization," and one certainly can't help but notice the irony when looking at the pollution belching out of smoke stacks as you travel to and from the airport. But I was impressed with what I saw at a recent summit.

Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?

Pepe Escobar | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Pepe Escobar

The U.S. media has a China fever, which results in typically feverish reports that don't take the pulse of the country or its leader. In the process, so much is missed.

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

China's Rise to Global Economic Superpower

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The IMF, the most prestigious international financial institution in the world, has rated China's ranking to number one economic superpower in the world -- surpassing those of the United States.

China's Economic Growth Slows to Lowest Level Since 1990

Sheldon Filger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

As with the United States, the massive size of the Chinese economy means that lower GDP growth rates create a headwind for the global economy as a whole. It is therefore no surprise that the International Monetary Fund has just revised its forecast of global economic growth downward by the most substantial margin in three years.

China's Economic Growth Slows To 7.4 Percent

AP | BY KELVIN CHAN and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

HONG KONG (AP) — The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China's decelerating growth. The Chines...

The President Says Manufacturing Is Back, But Is It?

Scott Paul | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Scott Paul

Unless the president gets trade policy right, and starts to tackle some uncomfortable truths about trading partners like China and Japan, America will be stuck with little more than a marketing campaign in place of serious manufacturing policy.

How the U.S. Can Sustainably Become the World's Top Economy Again

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

It may take a decade or two, but if the U.S. implemented these solutions tomorrow, we would be on track to re-take the top spot in the world's fastest-growing economies. And we could do it while preserving the Earth for future generations and treating working people with the dignity they deserve.