The Real Reason for China’s Rise (Project Syndicate, 3 min read)

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Most outside observers assume that the Chinese growth engine is fuelled solely by an asset-endowed government pursuing policy that restricts freedom for the private sector. In this piece, Zhang Jun, Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University, argues that over the past forty years American-style capitalism has found its way into the Chinese model, creating economic liberalization. This is most clearly evident in the tech sector, with giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and JD.com established as global leaders; even Huawei, which suffered direct attacks rose eleven places in the Fortune 500 last year.

Why does this matter? With the Chinese economy’s recent slowdown, Beijing needs to address the structural issues at play such as the rising cost of finance and declining return on capital. Most importantly, though, it needs to recognise what worked well: freeing up private entrepreneurship and fostering competition if the country hopes to maintain its accelerated growth amidst turbulent times.

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Stimulus Prep or Prelude to Deflationary Crisis: China Tightening Screws on Real Estate (Investing in Chinese stocks, 4 min read)

August 16, 2019

Inside China’s vast influence network – how it works, and its reach in Australia (The Conversation, 4 min read)

August 16, 2019

Hong Kong protests: history lessons for Beijing from British colonial era uprising (The Conversation, 4 min read)

August 16, 2019

China’s AI Talent Base Is Growing, and then Leaving (Macro Polo, 3 min read)

August 16, 2019

Chinese Universities Need to Attract More Foreign Students, But Not by Treating Them Differently (SCMP, 3 min read)

August 9, 2019

The Messy Truth About Social Credit (Logic Magazine, 10 min read)

August 9, 2019

New China Tariffs Increase Costs to U.S. Households (Liberty Street Economics, 4 min read)

August 9, 2019

U.S. Breaking Promises is Setting New Obstacles for Trade Talks with China (People’s Daily, 3 min read)

August 9, 2019

To Feed its 1.4 billion, China Bets Big on Genome Editing of Crops (Science Magazine, 7 min read)

August 1, 2019

China’s Long View (Project Syndicate, 3 min read)

August 1, 2019

How the U.S. Could Lose a War with China (The Atlantic, 3 min read)

August 1, 2019

China Makes Concession on US Farm Goods in ‘Frank’ and ‘Constructive’ Talks (SCMP, 4 min read)

August 1, 2019

Beijing Axes Individual Travel Visas for Chinese Tourists Visiting Taiwan (Taiwan News, 3 min read)

August 1, 2019

China White Paper on National Defense: Separatists Are Top Threat (SupChina, 3 min read)

July 25, 2019

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