Understanding China

6 Mar 18, 4:00pm
Western governments have offered protections for incumbent firms at the expense of new market entrants and productivity growth. With China realising the value of fair & free competition, the West needs to change course or get left behind
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6 Mar 18, 9:38am
Siah Hwee Ang says e-commerce facilitates, but IP protection should still be a concern for the Chinese market
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27 Feb 18, 4:20pm
Yu Yongding argues that whatever challenges it faces, the PBOC must stay the course, and convince markets China really is committed to a floating exchange-rate regime
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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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28 Jan 18, 7:30am
Stephen Roach thinks trade wars are for losers and that Chinese retaliation against US trade sanctions will almost certainly cause America far more damage
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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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