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Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

For the past several years, China has been building stuff at a mind-blowing pace. Just how mind-blowing? Here, let's let Bill Gates put it in perspect...

China's Experiment with Democracy

ChinaFile | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

If we compare electoral competitive democracy with deliberative democracy, the former undermines one-party domination, so the [Chinese Communist] Party is afraid of it. But deliberative democracy lets people add their voices to concrete policies, which makes government more responsible and accountable, without challenging the CCP. That is one of the fundamental reasons the 18th Party Congress emphasized that deliberative democracy is important for China. It involves people in the decision making process but does not change the power structure.

Howard Fineman

9 Ways China Could Blow It | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

SHANGHAI -- China’s officials and technocrats -- the latter in their 40s, with degrees from schools such as Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard -- exude ...

Howard Fineman

China Is Made For E-Commerce | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

SHANGHAI -- People wonder what China will do for an economic encore after three decades of nuts-and-bolts industrial growth. But all you need to do is...

Households Need Fair Share of China's Growth

Keyu Jin | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Keyu Jin

The global debate has focused on the rising inequality across individuals. But a different form of inequality has emerged in China -- the inequality between the household on the one hand, and the corporate sector and government on the other. For decades, China has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. At a time when industrialized economies have seen greater inequality within countries, China's accumulation of wealth has contributed to a significant decline in global inequality. But exactly how much of the benefits of that growth has accrued to its rightful owners -- the Chinese households, the bedrock of society? Thus, the most pressing challenge for China's economic model is to release greater resources available for households.

Benjamin Bracher: Is China Following in Japan's Footsteps?

Southwestern University | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Southwestern University

The question of China's economic growth in the coming years is more relevant now perhaps than ever before, as growth in the mature economies of the world has been slow to re-establish itself after the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Howard Fineman

One Man And His Apps Take On China's Polluters | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

BEIJING -- At lunch, a slightly built man named Ma Jun hunches over his iPad. The screen is cracked, but you can still see what he is showing you: a s...

Howard Fineman

Middle Kingdom In The Middle | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

BEIJING -- Vladimir Putin is coming to China this week. So is Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary general of the United Nations. Not to mention Hassan Rouhani...

A Must Read to Understand Today's China

Ava Chien | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Ava Chien

Like all her works, Jung Chang's book about Dowager Empress Cixi is worth its weight in jade.

China as the World's Largest Economy: What Does It Mean?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

China is a rising power, but the government does not seem to be interested in building an empire. Unlike the United States, which has hundreds of military bases throughout the globe, China doesn't have any.

China's War on Smog Will Put the Reins on Global Coal Demand

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 percent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that pollution can be traced back to the billowing smoke stacks attached to China's fleet of coal-fired power plants.

Obama's Asian Pivot: A WorldPost Review

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week, U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Asia to meet U.S. allies and assure them of America's backing as China rises to become the dominant power in the region. In light of the West's weak response to Putin's takeover of the Crimea, some Asian allies are concerned about whether the U.S. will stand steady in the event a conflict breaks out between one of its allies and China.

Clean Energy Investment: Lower, but Looking Up

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Despite the decline in total investment, prices for renewable technologies continue to drop, making them increasingly competitive with conventional power sources.

China: Slower Growth, but a Bigger Economy

Steven Barnett | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Steven Barnett

A bigger but somewhat slower growing China of the future will contribute about as much to global demand as the smaller but faster growing China of before. This is arithmetic: An economy that is twice as big can grow by half as much and contribute the same to global demand. By the way, China today is more than twice as big as it was a decade ago. So, the good news is, even with slower growth, China will continue to be an engine of global output. Indeed, an even bigger engine than before.

Helmut Schmidt: Japan Has No Friends In Asia. Neither Does China. Part II | Wang Hui | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

Recently, the Chinese scholar Wang Hui sat down for a conversation with Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s elder statesman, in Hamburg. Until 2007, Wang H...

China Hits a Speed Bump

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The recent economic slowdown in China is rattling financial markets around the world, which is to be expected when the world's greatest economic growth engine begins to sputter after many years of steady double-digit growth.

China Moves to End Its Co-dependency with U.S.

Stephen Roach | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Stephen Roach

China is locked on a course that will transform it from surplus saving to saving absorption -- no longer inclined to lend its capital to the United States but increasingly focused on putting its savings to work in building a social safety net and funding the wherewithal of its own populace. Long the world's ultimate producer, China is now determined to emerge as consumer, too.

China's Bad Emperor Problem

Francis Fukuyama | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Francis Fukuyama

If you have competent and well-trained bureaucrats or well-educated technical professionals who are dedicated to public interest, this kind of government is better than democratic government in the short term. But there are no institutional rules limiting the power of a bad emperor. The last bad emperor commonly acknowledged as such was Mao Zedong. Such an individual can do far more damage to the society than a constitutionally and democratically constrained democratic leader.

China's Top Political Advisor Woos Spanish Senate to Ensure End of Tibet Lawsuit

Rebecca Novick | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

With its pursuit of the Tibet case, the Spanish courts had sent a strong message to those who oppress with impunity. But it is now looking like Spain may well be out of daring altogether.

Mr. Roboto

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Cyclicality of labor costs and the integration of robotics into daily life are not experiences limited to emerging economies; instead, these are reflective of a global phenomenon with inherent limits to long-term job creation.

Western Analysts Are Wrong: China's Economy is Going Strong

Lin Yifu | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Lin Yifu

Western analysts are wrong. China is actually on course to achieving 8 percent annual GDP growth for the next 10 to 15 years or longer.

China and Emerging Markets: Riding Wild Horses

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Otaviano Canuto

The world has kept close watch on the ongoing downward adjustment of China's shadow banking system -- credit intermediation involving entities and activities outside the regular banking system -- with the near-default of a large trust product during the last few weeks being part of the worrisome news coming from the country.

Hong Kong 101--An American's Guide to The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
April Rudin

About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.

Against Growth Market Pessimism

Parag Khanna | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Parag Khanna

We should not underestimate how the forces of demographic growth, urbanization, middle class formation, economic openness, institutional modernization, and infrastructure renewal have been and can become ever more the foundations of robust worldwide growth.