Wang Jisi is surely right that “the main factor determining the future of Sino-American relations will be internal political and economic developments, not the struggle for supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region.” Both governments have other important challenges to meet.
China’s recent stock market meltdown has been one of the biggest economic stories in the recent days. Given the deepening integration of China with the global economy and the impact it exerts on the global scale, the dramatic decline in the markets has generated widespread debate among the media, scholars, experts and public at large, not only about the causes of the crash but also about how it relates to the wider economic model and what it tells us about the future of the country. View…
The first time that former Indonesian trade minister Mari Pangestu heard the Chinese talk about a peaceful rise was in 2000 at the Boao Forum for Asia on the Chinese island of Hainan.
Uniqlo has earned a good reputation as a cheap-chic apparel retailor, but in the recent days its flagship store in Beijing gained unprecedented attention not for its fashion items. Instead, it was because of a short one-minute sex video recorded in a changing room, which went viral and created a sensation on the Chinese Internet.
The World Bank has a message for China's perennial naysayers. At a press conference in Beijing last Friday, the American president of the Washington-based institution Dr. Jim Yong Kim said that China's economy was "the envy of the world," contributing nearly one-third of the global demand and output growth since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008.
Stock markets in China are becoming stable again, but not before the upheaval sent shockwaves around the world, with more and more people raising questions about various aspects of the Chinese economy, including whether the stock market collapse marks the end of the China miracle.
When the US sneezes, an old saying goes, the world catches a cold. That's been nowhere more true than in Asia. But as China's coughing fit grows louder, countries in the region are wondering whether their neighbor's illness will also prove contagious.
The world might be fixated on ISIS, Iran's nuclear aspirations, Greece's economic crash and a belligerent Vladimir Putin.
Everyone knows the Chinese government is desperate to keep stocks from crashing. But this desperate?
Recently, two Chinese top academic institutions displayed poor behavior while fighting for talented students.
In the United States and China both, our big public questions reflect our anxieties about one another, and in recent years the focus has been on the “rise of China.” Since the late 1990s, there have been questions on both sides, with the Chinese wondering “how to manage our rise without antagonizing the U. S.?” and Americans asking, “What will China’s rise mean for our role in the world and our prosperity?”
While world headlines focus on Greece, a far bigger market is gyrating wildly: China.
China’s domestic stock markets may have bounced back Tuesday, but the damage from the panic despite interest-rate and reserve-ratio cuts at the weekend will take longer to heal.
Last week I wrote about the controversial Yulin Dog Meat Festival in Guangxi, which aroused concerns about the quality of dog meat. According to a New York Times interview with the animal protection specialist Peter J. Li, especially rabies was an important health concern for the organizers and consumers at the Dog Meat Festival. A general vigil over food safety is necessary due to recurring food safety scandals in recent times. For example, in 2013 a huge scandal rocked Europe when meat…
Vertiginous levels of debt, industrial overcapacity, slowing growth and deflation: it has seldom been easier to spin a bearish yarn out of China’s economic data. In any fully developed economy this combination would augur an asset price bust or, at best, a spell of extreme volatility.
The convening of the China-US high-level talks as scheduled despite recent turbulence in bilateral ties has sent out a reassuring message to those worried passengers on the China-US plane: their safety belts are securely fastened.
The name conjures an image of such stately dullness that it would drive an adman to despair: the Seventh Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. But Chinese and American officials now meeting at the State Department, for two days of talks that began on Tuesday, have the task of preventing the world’s most important relationship from drifting to what both sides increasingly acknowledge is a dangerous level of distrust.
As expected, China’s unilateral actions in the South China Sea have fuelled discontent among South-East Asian countries, notably Vietnam and the Philippines. Others, including Malaysia, also contest China’s claim to some of the uninhabited islands.
China is trying to figure out its place in the world. We get that: that’s what all the island building is about.
It is not fair to say that eating dogs is only a taboo in the West. More and more Chinese are also getting aware of this issue and are opposing it, as I see it. I remember, during the time I was learning Chinese, I asked my teachers and Chinese friends if they still liked to eat dogs, and they all expressed the same disgust as their Western friends would have shown. In the last several years, pressure groups in and outside China are raising awareness and have succeeded in putting the…