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Chinese responses to the Trump administration.

Written by Baogang He.

In this short article, I will discuss China’s response to the Trump administration. There exists a diverse range of Chinese opinions, however, I will only discuss the official, not popular, responses. I will focus on three issues – war and peace, China’s new world leadership role, and China’s efforts to deepen Asian regionalism. Continue reading “Chinese responses to the Trump administration.”

Is China on a collision course with world football’s governing body?

Written by Simon Chadwick.

Trent Sainsbury may not realise it, but he recently became the epicentre of a seismic shift in global football governance. The Australian is a 25-year-old defender who had been playing for Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning. In January he signed for Italy’s Inter Milan on a short-term loan deal.

This looks like a relatively innocuous move – but it was not. Inter and Jiangsu are both owned by Suning, a Chinese electrical retailer (in Inter’s case the company purchased a 70% stake in the club last year). In other words, Suning own both the buying and the “selling” club. Continue reading “Is China on a collision course with world football’s governing body?”

Many Belts, Many Roads: How China’s Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project

Written by Adrian Raftery.

There are numerous interpretations of the rationale behind China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative. At one end, OBOR is an economic instrument to vent surplus domestic industrial overcapacity and shift heavy-polluting industry inland; an energy security project to alleviate China’s dependency on the Malacca Strait as its primary corridor for resource imports; an infrastructure program to improve trade connectivity; a commercial initiative to challenge U.S. and Russian operations in Southeast and Central Asia, respectively; and a foreign policy tool to bolster China’s global authority. Continue reading “Many Belts, Many Roads: How China’s Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project”

China’s nuclear weapons policy could be about to radically change

Written by James Samuel Johnson.

There has long been a gap between China’s nuclear weapons capabilities and the aspirations of its defence strategists, some of whom are keen to align Beijing’s nuclear posture with the offensive, dominant stance of its conventional military forces. They may be getting their way: there are signs that China could start to move towards a “war-fighting” nuclear stance and dramatically change the way it uses its nuclear weapons for strategic purposes. Continue reading “China’s nuclear weapons policy could be about to radically change”

Fed’s Spillovers and the periphery’s spillbacks: A new game in town?

Written by Miriam L. Campanella.

On December 15,  WSJ Dollar Index of the currency’s value against 16 major trading partners hit a 14-year high. The Fed’s   hike  prompted  the worst selloff for developing countries  since the  Donald Trump’s presidential victory. In few words, we  saw  the replication   of  last year  turbulence in the wake of  the first Fed’s rate hike in eight years. Continue reading “Fed’s Spillovers and the periphery’s spillbacks: A new game in town?”

Hard work, not ‘Confucian’ mentality, underpins Chinese success overseas

Written by Robert Hoffmann and Swee Hoon Chuah.

Our study of ethnically Chinese people in Malaysia shows some of the assumptions about what leads to their business success might be wrong. Past studies point to traditional Confucian values and a refugee mentality as a reason for success, but we found it comes down to a new set of beliefs in hard work and enterprise. Continue reading “Hard work, not ‘Confucian’ mentality, underpins Chinese success overseas”

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