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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…

December 6, 2006

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…

September 16, 2005

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 2, 2007

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…


June 11, 2008

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.

May 1, 2008

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…


February 20, 2008

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…


June 11, 2008

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

June 11, 2008

Religion and the Future of China, Session Two: Religion and the State

This event is part of the Religion and Foreign Policy Symposia Series, which is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.   MINKY WORDEN:  Thank you all for joining us to…