Finance & Economy

As the China International Fair for Investment and Trade, one of the largest global trade fairs in China, prepares to begin its 19th year, Dan Redford provides a breakdown of the conference and explains the significance of the EB-5 Visa Program to Chinese investors.

The Russia sanctions are likely to have an adverse impact on Russian, U.S. and Chinese economy and could push Europe to a triple-dip recession. A diplomatic solution could deter diminished global prospects.

Could Beijing’s anti-monopoly investigations of foreign companies be contributing to a fall in foreign direct investment? Gordon G. Chang examines the trend and describes how increased scrutiny of Western companies could lead investment flows out of China.

The anti-monopoly crackdown by Chinese regulators and targeted at well-known Western companies like Microsoft, Qualcomm, BMW, and General Motors has raised concerns about the merits of the cases and Chinese protectionism.

Can moderate growth in the United States economy lead to a boost in Sino-U.S. trade? As He Weiwen explains, the United States’ rebounding economy provides greater opportunities to increase trade with China and could help the global economy as a whole.

Alibaba’s upcoming IPA shows that China’s economic rise will not only benefit the Chinese people, but also provide more opportunities for US and the world, writes Li Zheng.

While the global economic recovery is still weak and people are looking for a better market, the reform of Chinese SOEs and the opening of Chinese capital is positive news, writes Ding Yifan.

Following three decades of reform and opening up, Zhang Monan examines China’s changing economy and presents four new characteristics that are shaping its perception.

A prominent Chinese businessman, Mr. Wang Jing, is planning to construct an interoceanic canal through Nicaragua. At four times the GDP of this Central American nation, this $40 billion project would provide shipping companies a compelling alternative to the Panama Canal.

As the BRICS prepare to launch the New Development Bank, Fernando Menéndez explores the political and economic factors motivating its creation and what it might imply for Latin America.

With the launch of the New Development Bank, Curtis S. Chin provides four recommendations the BRICS should consider when creating the international financial institution.

The most recent BRICS summit was noteworthy for generating the first concrete collective initiatives in the group’s history. Whereas the BRICS past meetings and had yielded mostly joint declarations, the July 15 summit in Brazil saw them launch two high-profile financial initiatives. Perhaps even more important, they seem prepared to undertake other collective projects in the energy and nonproliferation realms.

Making progress on a China-U.S. bilateral investment treaty is difficult. There are a variety of economic and political factors that could create setbacks, but both sides need to make a concerted effort to overcome these challenges because concluding an agreement would be in the interests of both parties and the world at large.

Xi-Latin America

President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Latin America underscored four aspects of China’s outreach efforts to Latin America. To expand South-South cooperation, to promote multi-polarity, to hedge against risks and challenges to future development by enhancing BRICS and Latin American cooperation, and to improve the provision of international public goods.

No sooner had the dust settled from the World Cup than Brazil played host to the five leaders of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. An immediate outcome of the Fortaleza summit was the formation of the New Development Bank, a development finance institution to rival the World Bank. The group also announced a currency reserve pool as an alternative to the IMF. Done right, both initiatives could change the institutional landscape for multilateral development financing.

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