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September 20, 2006

International Law
Human Rights and the Rule of Law in China

Prepared Testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaSenator Hagel and Other Distinguished Members of this Commission,All of us who focus on China’s progress, problems and prospec…

January 9, 2006

Monetary Policy
Don’t invest your reserves in euro …

If you report their value to your boss in dollars.That seems to be the lesson China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange learned in 1999.   I alluded to this story in my last post, but it i…

September 16, 2005

China
Gasoline is a fundamental human right …

On this, I bet many American and Chinese citizens agree ... only here in the US, we think "cheap" gas - not just gasoline -- is a fundamental human right.  The US decision to block (de facto tho not …

December 6, 2006

China
Yu Yongding is well-worth reading on sterilization — as is the Bank of New York on plans for a goverment investment fund

Martin Wolf’s series of columns on China has stimulated quite an interesting debate. I have been meaning to highlight it for some time – especially since it prompted Yu Yongding to lay out both his t…

December 2, 2007

China
China: selling Treasuries and buying yen? What do we know about how China manages its foreign assets?

Put the latest from Stratfor and Yves Smith (Naked Capitalism) together, and it seems like China may be scaling back on its holdings of US treasuries in order to buy yen.  Stratfor hints that China m…

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December 7, 2007

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Africa-China-U.S. Trilateral Dialogue

This report provides insight into a most unique, if not unprecedented, trilateral process. In mid-2005, the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, sent a letter to Liu Guijin, then C…

June 11, 2008

China
Symposium on Religion and the Future of China: Session Three: Religion, Civil Society, and Economic Life

Watch experts discuss the development of China's economy and civil society as it relates to the religious landscape.

February 20, 2008

China
The debate over the pace of hot money flows into China

Are hot money inflows to China falling? Or rising? Are hot money flows a constraint on the PBoC’s ability to raise domestic Chinese interest rates to try to curb inflation, or not? And, more broad…

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May 1, 2008

China
Managing China’s real appreciation

The BIS computes the real exchange rate for a broad range of countries (if only the data extended backwards a bit further). The BIS data shows that China’s real exchange rate tracked the US real e…

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June 11, 2008

China
Symposium on Religion and the Future of China: Session Two: Religion and the State

Watch experts discuss the role of religion in China with regard to the government