Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Aug 03 , 2015
The China wave will continue to roll across the globe crashing on far away shores as the 21st century unfolds. Individuals, states, and nations can do nothing and be swamped or learn to surf and ride the wave.
Walker Rowe Publisher, Southern Pacific Review
May 26 , 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised $50 billion in funding for a trans-oceanic railroad from Peru to Brazil, which politicians in Latin America have been dreaming to build for decades. However, an unforgiving geography and political disputes could prove challenging.
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.
Mar 20 , 2015
As crunchy vignettes in U.S.-China relations go, it’s hard to beat the moment in 1979 when President Jimmy Carter pressed Deng Xiaoping to let Chinese people e
He Wenping Senior Fellow, Charhar Institute
Mar 19 , 2015
In 2015, much emphasis has been placed on a partnership between the African Union and China in order to accelerate the construction of the three major networks to help materialize the “century dream” of connecting all capital cities in Africa with high-speed railways. African economic integration calls for not only consensus and impetus from African countries, but also external investment to drive the process.
Yin Chengde Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Mar 04 , 2015
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, recently suggested ways to further improve China-U.S. economic cooperation, which is the major external factory driving the improvement of bilateral relations. Export restrictions, economic recognition, IMF quotas, and U.S. politicization of economic issues have been some of the major problems hindering economic ties.
Robert I. Rotberg Founding Director of Program on Intrastate Conflict, Harvard Kennedy School
Feb 17 , 2015
China and the African Union are partnering to help create a more connected continental infrastructure which would assist the development of Africa by breaking away from colonial linkages and the fostering of intra-African trade and well as Pan-African identities. The signed agreement hasn’t specified the infrastructure development plan, but it could prove transformational.
He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization
Jan 16 , 2015
He Weiwen details the monetary values of China’s relentless wave of foreign direct investment worldwide during 2014. China’s structural changes in its economy, which will allow for further growth in 2015, especially between U.S. and Chinese companies, are also discussed.
Fernando Menéndez Analyst
Jan 08 , 2015
The steep drop in global oil prices has created ripple effects in the economies of Latin America, largely due to oil-for-loan schemes made with China. Fernando Menédez argues that even if China were to forgive their mounting debts, or more likely, when they default, these countries will still be in worse shape resulting from their failed economic policies.