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What's Behind China's Bumpy 'New Normal'

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

SHANGHAI -- "Markets with Chinese characteristics" are as volatile and hard to control as markets with American characteristics. Markets invariably take on a life of their own; they cannot be easily ordered around. To the extent that markets can be controlled, it is through setting the rules of the game in a transparent way. The policy approach China adopts will strongly influence economic performance and prospects worldwide.

Chinese Service Sector Eunuchs: Bigger but Impotent

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The government's refusal to loosen the reins of control and welcome both bottom-up entrepreneurialism and foreign investment in "sensitive" areas prevents service industries from flourishing.

3 Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

Leigh Searl | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

Clichés are prevalent throughout our culture because they reflect a certain truth about life. The phrases here are common everyday phrases and are words to live by both in your personal and professional life.

Apple's Factories In China Are Taking A Vacation, And That's Not A Good Sign

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple Inc's latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person famili...

Inside A Chinese Coding Boot Camp

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

ZHONGGUANCUN, Beijing -- In this fluorescent-lit classroom in northwest Beijing, a bespectacled Chinese man who calls himself Shrek is doing his part ...

You Can't Understand China Unless You Know How the Communist Party Thinks

Zheng Bijian | Posted 12.02.2015 | World
Zheng Bijian

BEIJING -- To understand where China is headed over the coming years, one must also understand the Communist Party of China, since the CPC leadership is a fundamental feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Why Eurasia Will Drive the Global Economy in the Future

George Yeo | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
George Yeo

SINGAPORE -- This summer, for the first time, financial turmoil in China created turbulence around the world and even hit New York. This was an historic event and is a portent of things to come. Yes, China fumbled. It could have avoided certain obvious mistakes which many saw coming, but the Chinese will learn from it. What the episode shows is how the relative weights are shifting in the world way beyond just trade.

Groovy Chinese Propaganda Video Promotes Country's Five-Year Plan

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

Move over Marx and Mao, China’s five-year plans are going all "Schoolhouse Rock." In a new animated video promoted by Chinese state media, viewe...

Chinese Economic Growth Hits 6-Year Low

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — World stocks lacked momentum on Monday after a report showed China's economy slowed in the third quarter, but not as much as some ...

Innovation in China: Promise or Pipedream?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.17.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

If China fails to turbocharge its capacity to innovate, the country will experience a hard economic landing and social stability will be threatened. But can China evolve into an innovation powerhouse? The jury is out.

Why Trump Is Wrong About China, China, China

Jeremy Haft | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Jeremy Haft

After the devaluation of the yuan and the dive in China's stock exchanges, the blowback on American markets and the presidential candidates lining up to blame China, President Xi Jinping may be wishing he'd booked his visit for another time. But now is the perfect opportunity to set the record straight. The latest round of China bashing overestimates China's clout and distorts our discourse.

Is the Market Being Pushed Down to Help CNBC, Trump, and a Few Speculators?

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

There has been really bad news on the Chinese economy almost daily as its industrial profits fall to the lowest level since 2011, when the US stock market had its last 10 percent "correction."

Obama's China Syndrome

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama's China syndrome is that he seeks both to engage China and to contain China. Both are appropriate and arguably quite necessary goals for American statecraft. But they presuppose a state of creative tension between the established superpower and would-be superpower.

Watching China Wobble

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Mary Buffett

Regardless of the policy choices that Chinese leaders must face, the average Chinese citizen will not be able to go to the polls. How they choose to voice their frustration and how Chinese policymakers react will be a very interesting dance over the next 18 months.

Jobs, Higher Productivity Could Mean 3.5 Percent GDP

Harlan Green | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It looks like we are returning to the goldilocks economy that prevailed for much of last year -- low inflation plus continued good job growth. But it also could mean better economic growth that has stayed in the 2 percent range during the Great Recession recovery to date.

What Marketers Can Expect From China's Slowdown

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In China, multinational manufacturers are confronting a first-in-a-generation structural slowdown. Vigilance is in order. Panic is not. The bottom will not fall out of the market but some sectors may enter a state of suspended animation.

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's Sudden Currency Depreciation: High Anxiety and Lost Face

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

I'm no currency expert. But coming on the heels of a ham-handed intervention in the stock market, the abruptness of the depreciation seems to be an obvious short-term move to increase export competitiveness. More worryingly, it is also a tacit admission that China's leaders are very nervous.

The American Dream + The Chinese Dream = A New World Dream

Kim Dramer | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

China is on the path of national revival, the so-called Chinese Dream. As part of the Chinese Dream, the Chinese envision a new version of the famous Silk Roads, the caravan routes that linked Asia with the West.

China Stock Market Crashing and Burning Before Our Eyes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The world may be about to discover the true significance of China's emergence as one of the two largest economies on the planet.

Forget About Greece -- China Is Falling Into Financial Chaos

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Georges Ugeux

In the last few days the $400 billion of Greek debt took a new dimension. The Chinese markets lost almost 40 percent, more than $3 trillion.

China's Toilet Bowl Dragons

Kim Dramer | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

The Chinese dragon is a creature associated with water. Unlike its Western fire-breathing cousin, it is a benevolent creature whose flight through the clouds brings life-giving water to farmers each spring.

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...

Matt Sheehan

China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

China’s great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers ...

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.