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April 29, 2008

Emerging Markets
Borders still matter; “the world isn’t as flat as it used to be”

On Monday, Bob Davis of the Wall Street Journal argued that the world isn’t flat, or at least it “isn’t as flat as it used to be.” National borders matter more. Barriers to the free flow of go…

September 9, 2008

China
China buys, Norway sells

A few months ago, Chinalco -- using funds borrowed from China’s Development Bank, which itself had recently received an infusion of foreign exchange from the CIC as part of its recapitalization -- bo…

November 20, 2007

Financial Markets
A little too late …

China's premier,  Wen Jiabao, has joined the chorus voicing concern about the dollar's recent weakness.   Cheng Siwei comments two weeks ago seem to reflect rather widespread worries among Ch…

June 7, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Historic Verdict and Further Syrian Massacres

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. The trial of Hosni Mubarak concluded on Saturday with the three-judge panel sentencing the former Egyptian president and his former interior minister, Hab…

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is wheeled out of the courtroom in Cairo

June 15, 2008

China
Maybe the CIC isn’t motivated entirely by commercial gain …

The CIC claims it wants to be a commercial investor. Gao Xiqing is often quoted to the effect that the CIC "operates on commercial principles" and intends to only take passive stakes. I have always…

October 31, 2012

China
Why Haven’t Chinese Leaders Acted Decisively to Reduce Tobacco Use?

In mid-October, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev voiced support for a proposed ban on smoking in public places by 2015. “The government is not at war with smokers,” he said, “but we are making …

A visitor dressed as a Red Army soldier smokes as he poses for a picture in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province on September 20, 2012. (Carlos Barria / Courtesy Reuters)

March 15, 2013

Politics and Government
Hello, Xi Jinping: President of China

Good news comes in threes. Just ask Xi Jinping. Back in November he was named Secretary General of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission. Yesterday he picke…

Xi Jinping at a meeting in Beijing on December 27, 2012 (Wang Zhao/Courtesy Reuters).

November 12, 2007

Financial Markets
What a week: a Brazilian supermodel, the Vice-Chairman of the People’s Congress and the French President all commented on the dollar

Note: This is Brad Setser, not Michael Pettis.  Mr. Pettis will be doing most of the heavy lifting for the remainder of this week as well.  Last week was rather interesting.  Gisele Bundchen was all…

November 7, 2007

China
The strains of monetary policy

michael pettisWednesday’s South China Morning Post reports that Cheng Siwei, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, parliament’s top advisory body, said that Beijing…

January 25, 2016

Cybersecurity
An Expansive, and Dangerous, Chinese View on Cyber Deterrence

In most open source writings, Chinese analysts tend to discount the possibility of deterrence in cyberspace. Attribution, detection, and monitoring are hard. Attacks can come from state and non-state…

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