Philip Cunningham, Independent Scholar
Jul 28, 2017
Wang Jianlin’s plan to purchase Dick Clark Productions for one billion dollars was blocked by currency controls. The well-documented difficulty of moving dollars out of China in the past year reflects policy designed to slow the rampant purchase of real estate abroad. It is one thing to stem the trend of affluent individuals gobbling up houses in Vancouver and Los Angeles, but quite another to block a company as powerful as Wanda Dalian from moving its cash around.
Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
Jun 22, 2017
While the U.S. remains the largest recipient of foreign investment, investors today have many options regarding where to invest, and other countries look increasingly more stable and better managed in comparison to President Trump’s deteriorating “rule of law.” Thus, Chinese investors who have long seen the U.S. as a stable growth market may well reconsider.
Tom Watkins, Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
May 29, 2017
Governments at the national, state, and local levels have an important role to play in building economic bridges with China. In an era where the Chinese continue to seek places throughout the world to invest their new wealth, Michigan should be attempting to make America an economic magnet for such investment and job growth for the American worker.
Shen Lu, Master's Student at Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Apr 13, 2017
All the efforts Chicago has made to woo Chinese corporations, along with the resulting economic, cultural, and academic benefits both sides have enjoyed, might be curbed by growing inward-looking policies.
Thomas Petri, former representative for Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District - See more at: http://www.chinausfo
Jun 30, 2016
It is no secret that America’s infrastructure has been crumbling for years. Even the $305 billion highway bill that was signed in last December by Congress is only a drop in the water. However, the solutions to improving our infrastructure present an unforeseen opportunity to bring together the two largest economies in the world.
Walker Rowe, Publisher, Southern Pacific Review
Jan 14, 2016
Chinese mining companies in Ecuador and Peru recognize the social, environmental, and political issues which occur with significant development, and is giving back to the community by building bridges, roads, health clinics, sewers, and water systems.
Susan Chan Shifflett, Program Associate, Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum
Nov 13, 2015
Rising incomes, limited farmland, and polluted water and soil has prompted China to look overseas for agriculture imports. Over the last decade, the United States has been China’s top agricultural partner and this relationship looks likely to continue and indeed strengthen.
Fu Mengzi, VP, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Sep 17, 2015
A close bilateral relationship is always accompanied by more differences, frictions or even conflicts, including profound structural contradictions. So long as both regard and handle their relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, there will be no difficulty that China and the US cannot overcome.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Sep 11, 2015
National security concerns in the U.S. and China have been used to bar certain types of foreign investments. Subjecting a legitimate commercial deal to arbitrary and protectionist exercises may only invite a similar action by the affected state, thus creating a potential spiral adverse to foreign investments.
Fernando Menéndez, Analyst
Mar 24, 2015
As Li Keqiang wrapped up the National People’s Congress in Beijing, Fernando Menedez reviews the investment outlook between Latin America and China, noting that China is likely shift away from total volume of investments to a greater emphasis on their productivity and sustainability.