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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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15 Jan 18, 2:47pm
Siah Hwee Ang says while New Zealand is on summer break China has been churning out 2018 resolutions
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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