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China Hands | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
China Hands

Benjamin Shobert, founder of Rubicon Strategy Group, writes on healthcare FDI in China Every year across China over 10,000 doctors are assaulted eit...

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.

Howard Fineman

Asia Has 'Pivoted' -- To Itself

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- When President Barack Obama heads to Asia later this month, he's not scheduled to visit Vietnam. But the investors in the...

China: Slower Growth, but a Bigger Economy

Steven Barnett | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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

Guancha.cn | 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, Wa...

China Faces Uphill Battle to Surpass U.S. Economy

Ryan McMunn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

We will look at the demographic dividend that helped propel China's economic growth, but now threatens to derail the economic miracle.

The 'Expectation Revolution' Is Rattling Chile, Turkey and Brazil

Kemal Dervis | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Kemal Dervis

Big challenges lie ahead for the emerging economies. To avoid serious social and political pressures, growth has to be not only rapid, but broad based and equitable, in the sense that if there are steep income increases for some accompanying rapid growth, they must be perceived as deserved by effort and job creation, and not due to exploitation of rents or political favours.

China's Local Government Debt Explodes

Sheldon Filger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Sheldon Filger

One of the most rapidly growing factors of public debt is occurring right now, in China, largely under the radar of the so-called fiscal prophets of doom.

The Founding Father

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Eric X. Li

Today, China celebrates the 120th birthdate of the founding father of the People's Republic -- Chairman Mao Zedong.

Top Foreign Policy Challenge Heading Into 2014? It's China

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

The question as to whether these two superpowers can coexist peacefully and collaboratively may be the supreme political challenge of our time.

China 2014: Too Little, Too Late for Newbies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

2014 will be the year leaders of consumer goods producers realize that it may be too late to enter China. If you haven't established significant scale already, you probably never will. The PRC will not be an option for turbo-charging future growth plans for current non-players.

Maritime Silk Road

Peter Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Neill

Interestingly, today, the phrase "silk road" is being revived in China as a centerpiece of an emerging shift in Chinese foreign policy in support of the nation's arrival as a global economic power, again a dominant player in world trade.

What if Nobody Came to the Government Shutdown?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Without the confidence that consumers can enter loan transactions without a substantially amount of risk, then both lender and consumer will become like two left footed dance partners caught in an awkward embrace.

China's Syria Strategy

Daniel Pena | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Daniel Pena

What we're seeing emerge is not a military or ideological counterweight to the United States in Russia and China, but rather a financial one that doesn't even need an army to fight it's wars, but only buyers.

The View From Beijing: The Elusive 'China Threat'

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 09.18.2013 | College
Jonathan Adelman

Teaching this summer in Beijing, I find the shrill tones of Western war hawks proclaiming an impending "China threat" to be surreal at best and absurd...

How Far Will China Rise?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Contradictions -- to use a classic Marxist word -- abound: a Communist Party leading a capitalist revolution with its own stability as a ruling elite dependent, above all, upon ever greater economic growth.

The China Dance: It Ain't No One Step

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Neither China, nor any other country, has "unlimited financial resources." Finite resources are, in fact, the core principle of economics. When you tee up the problem that way, you risk missing the actual problem, which is a combination of state power and the savings imbalances noted above. As the authors note, it has long been the policy of China to suppress household consumption, virtually insuring both excess national savings (Pettis stresses that Chinese household savings are not unusually high) and wide-spread poverty (though they should have noted that there are at least internal noises in China pushing the other way -- we'll have to see what they amount to). Those national savings must flow somewhere, and flow they do, to countries across the globe that consume more than they produce.

Why Is the Chinese Luxury Market Getting So Much Media Attention?

Minh-Ha T. Pham | Posted 05.26.2013 | Style
Minh-Ha T. Pham

Today, established and new Chinese premium brands are becoming increasingly competitive forces in the global and domestic luxury market, giving international fashion brands a run for their money -- literally.

China Tries To Pop Real Estate Bubble

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

No Plan B For The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: There's No Plan B This Time...

Ours Are Emerging Times

Felix Marquardt | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Felix Marquardt

The new actors of globalization aren't concepts or acronyms; they aren't even regions or countries. They are individual women and men, and it is time we became acquainted with them.

Another Reason To Freak Out About China

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Terrible news, everyone, China is buying stuff in America. The truly terrible news is that it's not buying nearly enough American stuff. If you clo...

China Faces 'Huge Pressure'

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

BEIJING — China's economy faces "huge pressure" to slow further despite stimulus measures, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday, damping hopes for a q...

The Hunger Games Comes to Beijing

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The Chinese government needs to respond, at least partly, to what people want, even if that means allowing movies that deal with uncomfortable themes or don't fall into line with the values that the Party wants to promote.

What Lies Ahead for the Modern Dragon?

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Zachary K. Pearce

June Dreyer posits four scenarios for the future of China in her book. One can argue in favor of any of the scenarios she discusses. The intricacies of this topic will be salient to United States foreign policy making for years to come.