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July 27, 2005

China
Forget Unocal. China really wants Intel

At least that is what "John Rutledge, a former economic adviser to President Bush" thinks.  To maintain its competitive advantage, Chinese companies must acquire technology that will make the country…

November 21, 2005

Economics
Rogue Copper Trader?

Copper - according to Dan Gross -- is a good leading indicator of global economic activity.  It also is trading at close to a record high.  Other metals too. Last year, financial types used to joke…

May 5, 2008

China
Chinese state investment abroad: familiar or something new?

Henny Sender has an excellent account of China’s decision not to allow the China Development Bank (CDB) to invest in Citibank in January in Monday’s Financial Times. It follows on Richard McGregor…

January 22, 2010

China
China-DPRK Relations: A Return to a Strategic Relationship?

Following North Korea’s second nuclear test in May of 2009, Chinese analysts did not hide their frustration with Pyongyang. China signed on to a robust UN Security Council resolution condemning the t…

October 4, 2010

China
Wen Jiabao’s Last Stand on Political Reform: Can he do it? Yes he can?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has thrown down the gauntlet. In a fascinating interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Wen committed himself to fight for political reform, even in the face of what he acknowl…

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao (top) delivers a speech on a stage as other Chinese top leaders are seen at a reception marking the 61st anniversary of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing September 30, 2010. China celebrates its National Day on October 1.

March 15, 2011

China
Japan and China’s New Nuclear Accountability

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, is seen in this satellite image taken on November 21, 2004. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) China’s nuclear industry’s free ride may…

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo. is seen in this satellite image taken on November 21, 2004.

June 10, 2011

China
China’s Brewing Political Storm

Villagers rest under a campaign banner in the run-up to a democratic election for village committee at Xiwangping Village, in Beijing's Mentougou District on June 18,2010. The banner reads: “full…

Villagers rest under a campaign banner in the run-up to a democratic election for village committee at Xiwangping Village, in Beijing’s Mentougou District on June 18,2010. The banner reads: “fully develop democracy, strictly elect in accordance to law”

September 28, 2011

China
Collision in Cyberspace Is Unavoidable: The View from Chinese Analysts

A Chinese news vendor waits for customers in front of newspapers. (Claro Cortes/Courtesy Reuters) People’s Tribune Magazine (人民论坛杂志) has a collection of twelve articles on cyberspace and cyber confl…

Collision in Cyberspace Is Unavoidable: The View from Chinese Analysts

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

February 27, 2012

China
Can China Change Its Growth Model?

How many countries with nearly two decades of double-digit growth under their belt would look in the mirror and say, "Hey, it’s just not working anymore?" I daresay, not many. But that is precise…

The Oriental Pearl Tower is pictured through a glass wall as people walking past and the skyline behind are reflected on the wall in the financial district of Pudong. (Aly Song / Courtesy Reuters)