What China Wants

As China becomes, again, the world's largest economy, it wants the respect it enjoyed in centuries past. But it does not know how to achieve or deserve it. MATTHEW BOULTON, James Watt’s partner in the development of the steam engine...
2016 has just passed; we can sum up three "black swan" events during this year: On March 15, AlphaGO beat the smartest chess player of the world, Li Shishi. June 24, the British held a referendum, decided to come out of...
By Klaus Larres November 16, 2016 A visit to China by Germany’s economics minister highlighted a blunter approach to bilateral relations. The prolonged honeymoon between China and Germany has come to an abrupt halt. In Berlin awareness has grown that Beijing...
An empty passenger plane lifted off from Shanghai’s international airport on an overcast, windy afternoon earlier this month. Flown by five test pilots in orange jumpsuits, it coasted above the Yangtze River Delta for about an hour before landing...
When Zhang Jingqiang became mayor of Tieling in 2005, it was the poorest city in Liaoning Province. A greying, former Ming-dynasty garrison town of about 440,000 people in the country's frigid north-east, it was part of China's rust belt,...
Recently, Moody’s downgraded China from Aa3 to A1. They cited several rationales for the downgrade. Moody’s is wrong for the following reasons. The concerns of China’s “economy-wide” leverage is misplaced.We all know about China’s so-called debt problem. Here is...
Authorities are worried about tycoons pulling strings behind the scenes The collapse of a highly leveraged, 3 billion yuan (US$436 million) takeover bid for a Shanghai-listed animation company this month shone a spotlight on a shadowy corner of China’s stock...
BY CARY HUANG China’s leadership has always seen gross domestic product (GDP) numbers as the most important indicator of their ability of govern; thus their whole apparatus does whatever it can, in terms of policies, to make sure a politically...
After being ejected from the White House on Friday, Steve Bannon told the Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” It’s not entirely clear what he meant, or whether he was saying anything worth paying...
In the big scheme of things, the new grand chessboard isn't Western capitalism versus Soviet communism; it's the West versus the East and China is in the pole position. Slap China with trade tariffs, they dump Treasury bonds and...

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