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Sinica Podcast

11.07.2014

David Walker on China in the Australian Mind

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are delighted to be joined by Professor David Walker, Chair of the Australian Studies department at Peking University and historian with a special focus on Australian immigration policies and...

Conversation

09.12.2014

Is a Trade War with China Looming?

Arthur R. Kroeber , Donald Clarke

As Alibaba gets ready to sell shares on Wall Street, U.S. investors will be focused on Chinese companies getting a fair shake here in America even as some big U.S. brand names (Microsoft, Chrysler, et al) are being shaken down by China’s...

China-Africa Trade May Be Booming, But Big Problems Loom

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Kai Xue

Trade between China and Africa will break another new record this year as it’s expected to top $200 billion. As trade continues to grow, officials from both regions frequently point to these figures as evidence of steadily improving ties....

Conversation

07.09.2014

The U.S. and China Are At the Table: What’s At Stake?

William Adams, Zha Daojiong

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing this week for the sixth session of the high level bilateral diplomatic exchange known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. We asked contributors what...

Photo Gallery

04.09.2014

Sunflower Protestors Open Up

Chien-min Chung

On March 18 some 200 Taiwanese, mostly college students, stormed the offices of Taiwan’s legislature, beginning a protest over a proposed trade agreement between the self-governed island and mainland China, which considers it a “renegade...

Viewpoint

04.09.2014

Why Taiwan’s Protestors Stuck It Out

John Tkacik

Some might say, “a half-million Taiwanese can’t be wrong.” That’s how many islanders descended upon their capital city, Taipei, on March 30 to shout their support for the several thousand students who have occupied the nation’s legislature...

Media

03.25.2014

China, We Fear You

Tea Leaf Nation

On March 18, thousands of students began a sit-in of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan in the capital, Taipei, a historic first that has paralyzed the island’s lawmaking body. Students have amassed to protest an attempt by the Kuomintang, the...

Books

03.19.2014

Unbalanced

The Chinese and U.S. economies have been locked in an uncomfortable embrace since the late 1970s. Although the relationship initially arose out of mutual benefits, in recent years it has taken on the trappings of an unstable codependence,...

Conversation

02.22.2014

What Can the Dalai Lama’s White House Visit Actually Accomplish?

Isabel Hilton, Donald Clarke, Robert Thurman, Matteo Mecacci, Vincent Ni, Edward Friedman

On February 21, the Dalai Lama visited United States President Barack Obama in the White House over the objections of the Chinese government. Beijing labels the exiled spiritual leader a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who seeks to use...

Books

02.05.2014

By All Means Necessary

Elizabeth Economy

In the past thirty years, China has transformed from an impoverished country where peasants comprised the largest portion of the populace to an economic power with an expanding middle class and more megacities than anywhere else on earth....

Caixin Media

01.08.2014

How Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone Works

Caixin

At a conference table surrounded by bookshelves in his Shanghai office, the city’s party boss Han Zheng recently polished the image of a commercial crown jewel—the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone—during an exclusive interview with ...

Viewpoint

07.16.2013

CFIUS and the U.S. Senate’s Anti-China Bug

Samuel Kleiner

Last week, senators from both parties finally came together for a common objective: stopping the $4.7 billion sale of America’s largest pork producer to China. Their reason? The sale of Smithfield Farms to a Chinese company, Shuanghui,...

Reports

07.09.2013

Prospects for U.S.-China Trade in Meat Products and Associated Investment Opportunities

Sara Segal-Williams

The rapid growth rate in per capita disposable income in China, coupled with a continued migration of hundreds of millions of new consumers to urban areas, has created challenges for the Chinese crop and livestock sectors. Faced with an...

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