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Chinese Companies Help Africa’s Manufacturing Sector Achieve ‘Leopard Leap’

Chinese Companies Help Africa’s Manufacturing Sector Achieve ‘Leopard Leap’

Africans cheered as the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opened in Beijing this May. They hope that as…

Sep 7, 2017
Wei Jianguo
A Peek Into How China’s Mobile Payment Trend Encroaches on Foreign Markets Through Alipay’s Aggressive Global Footprints

A Peek Into How China’s Mobile Payment Trend Encroaches on Foreign Markets Through Alipay’s Aggressive Global Footprints

China is going cashless, no doubt. Chinese consumers spent a total of USD 5.5 trillion via mobile payment platforms last…

Sep 4, 2017
Dannie Li
China’s ‘Makers’ and Entrepreneurism

China’s ‘Makers’ and Entrepreneurism

Three score and thirteen years ago, when an Austrian economist coined a seemingly paradoxical term to defend the messy way…

Aug 22, 2017
Ma Junjie
Why Would a News App Potentially Worth As Much As USD 22b Set Off Alarm Bells for China’s BATs?

Why Would a News App Potentially Worth As Much As USD 22b Set Off Alarm Bells for China’s BATs?

Earlier media reports have it that the news app Toutiao, one of the tech unicorns in China is raising around…

Aug 21, 2017
Dannie Li
The Million-Dollar Question for Liberalism: Reviewing the Confessions of an Incorrigible Liberal

The Million-Dollar Question for Liberalism: Reviewing the Confessions of an Incorrigible Liberal

The darkest hours are before the break of dawn. For liberals, this may be more true now than at any…

Aug 18, 2017
Ma Junjie
One to Watch: Uncertainties in Suniva’s Trade Case and Hidden Takeaways for the Solar Industry

One to Watch: Uncertainties in Suniva’s Trade Case and Hidden Takeaways for the Solar Industry

Low-cost solar panels from China used to be the single victim of trade tariffs in America, but not anymore. In…

Aug 1, 2017
Yao Zhao
Does China Really Need to Make Everything by Itself? Chinese Official Asks

Does China Really Need to Make Everything by Itself? Chinese Official Asks

Should China build its own cruise ships? This is the title of an article The Economist published on Weibo. The…

Jul 31, 2017
Mei Xinyu
What Can US Cities Learn About Bike-Sharing From China?

What Can US Cities Learn About Bike-Sharing From China?

US cities are no strangers to bike sharing. Parked in gleaming rows on specially-designed docks, bikes from Citibike in New…

Jul 28, 2017
Kate Gordon Anders Hove
‘A Dream Built on the Pain of Others Will Shatter;’ a Columnist Reflects on the LeEco Crisis

‘A Dream Built on the Pain of Others Will Shatter;’ a Columnist Reflects on the LeEco Crisis

Jia Yueting, founder of internet company LeEco, remains the villain of the piece to many creditors who maintain that LeEco must make…

Jul 25, 2017
Xu Yunfeng
Yicai Chief Economist Ups China's Full-Year GDP Growth Forecast

Yicai Chief Economist Ups China's Full-Year GDP Growth Forecast

Yicai Chief Economist's Confidence Index of July 2017 was 50.67, up from the previous month, which was above 50 for the eleventh month in a row.

Jul 11, 2017
He Xiao
Trump Travel Ban Revival Confers Freedom From Vetocracy, Says Chinese Official

Trump Travel Ban Revival Confers Freedom From Vetocracy, Says Chinese Official

Following nearly five months of political wrangling, US President Trump’s travel ban that so roiled the international community and US political circles has finally come back to life.

Jul 3, 2017
Mei Xinyu
"Belt and Road" Brings Another ‘Decade of Strategic Opportunities’ for Leasing Industry (Part 2)

"Belt and Road" Brings Another ‘Decade of Strategic Opportunities’ for Leasing Industry (Part 2)

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, Chinese leasing companies’ involvement in the ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative has…

Jun 27, 2017
Zhou Wei

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