While Covid-19 has dominated news for much of the year — and understandably so, as people and businesses fight for their survival — a larger, longer-lasting problem has been unfolding in the background, which many businesses will soon need...
When Donald Trump first threatened a trade war with China shortly after assuming the presidency, the consensus around the world was that it was typical bluff and bluster. As per the common wisdom, authoritarian political-economies are far more resilient...
By Wade Shepard I was surprised when the owner of the run-down, 82 square meter apartment outside of the core downtown area of Xiamen that I once rented told me that he was selling it for nearly US$300,000. The apartment was...
By our special commentator. We are now in the year 2016. The US is hot with its presidential election and Donald Trump is sure to win. The European Union has been harassed with a refugee crisis and anti-terror campaign, besides Great Britain’s...
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...
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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...
Apptutti's Daniel Camilo discusses the disparity between perception and reality in the world's most regulated games market. From the outside, the Chinese games market may appear obtuse and impenetrable; despite being the largest mobile market in the world, it's burdened...
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,...
Despite indications that China’s economy is likely to experience a moderate slowdown, the world’s second largest economy – and largest market by headcount – continues to expand the depth of its interactions with the world. From the One Belt,...

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