Understanding China

14 Feb 18, 12:27pm
With higher living standards, Chinese citizens will demand far more personal freedom and political accountability. The most fundamental challenge for Beijing is to govern while excluding electoral democracy
12 Feb 18, 10:58am
With Russia showing the way on how cyber tactics and subterfuge can upend democracies, China will surely be taking pages from the Kremlin's playbook says Kent Harrington
25 Jan 18, 9:00am
Zhang Jun reports that China’s inter-urban competition that has driven its economic transformation. It has become reliant on a few high-productivity cities where jobs and growth have become concentrated
24 Jan 18, 8:42am
Lee Jong-Wha says that after supporting economies during the global economic crisis, now the global recovery gains momentum, the time has come to begin tightening monetary policy
22 Jan 18, 4:29pm
Siah Hwee Ang says despite huge growth in Foreign Direct Investment in China, the statistics on FDI into China have not grown as fast as would be expected of a country that is continually rolling out the red carpet
22 Jan 18, 12:18pm
Brad Potter of Nikko AM shares recollections of a recent trip to China and takes a close look at the country's efforts on pollution and the property bubble
17 Jan 18, 9:37am
Fonterra partners with Alibaba's Hema Fresh to launch fresh milk product in China utilising the power of mobile data
15 Jan 18, 2:47pm
Siah Hwee Ang says while New Zealand is on summer break China has been churning out 2018 resolutions
3 Jan 18, 9:50am
Yu Yongding says widespread forecasts of stable 6.5% growth ignore slowing fixed asset investment and expectations need to be reined in
22 Dec 17, 7:41am
Siah Hwee Ang gazes into a crystal ball to see what next year has in store for China's impact on NZ, trade and globalisation
19 Dec 17, 10:02am
Siah Hwee Ang says a change in mindset will be required to manage NZ-China ties beyond the celebration of the 45-year relationship so far, and into the next five years
6 Dec 17, 9:16am
Xi claims a "new era" version of non-democratic economic and political organisation superior to Western systems. But the Chinese development model is deficient in fundamental respects says Pranab Bardhan and not easily reproducible elsewhere
22 Nov 17, 9:06am
Taking the initiative to boost trade and other commercial contacts is the best way to resist a trade war says Bill Emmott. Prepare for the worst by negotiating multilateral agreements to preempt American mercantilism
16 Nov 17, 8:50am
Chinese academic sees China on the right path, with a clear development blueprint and a powerful leader whose political clout all but guarantees continued reform. But major demographic issues loom
14 Nov 17, 11:24am
Academic calls on new government to take a fresh look at NZ's relationship with China & face up to some of the political differences and challenges
4 Nov 17, 2:51pm
Keyu Jin says Xi wants a smooth transition into modernity for China, cementing the Party's authority and ensuring his own legacy
3 Nov 17, 5:02am
Kevin Rudd says President Xi is driving China in a new direction, and whether we like it or not, the rest of us had better understand his agenda sooner rather than later
2 Nov 17, 8:44am
Adair Turner shows how East Asia is winning by ignoring warnings of wasteful investment in low-return domestic projects, and by forcing their firms to compete fiercely in the West's open markets
1 Nov 17, 1:57pm
Yu Yongding says massive capital account deficits fueled by capital flight needed to be stopped to prevent China's net foreign asset disappearing. Capital account liberalisation needs to wait for a healthier, stronger financial system, he says
30 Oct 17, 11:58am
David Chaston with 10 more things you need to know about developments around and involving China; jobless rate falls; growth rate no longer targeted; David Mahon; Xi, Xi, Xi; rail freight; securitising rental housing; yield inversions


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