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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...

Media

09.10.2014

iPhone 6: Designed in California, Leaked in China

Tea Leaf Nation, David Wertime

China’s cyberspace is bursting with anticipation for the iPhone 6—never mind that it promises to cost more than most citizens make in a month.

Cameroon’s Illegal Timber Finds a Market in China

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Irène Wabiwa

Cameroon’s rain forests are rapidly vanishing due to widespread corruption, according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa. The environmental activist group alleges that much of the illegally-harvested timber from Cameroon ends up in...

Culture

09.04.2014

‘Transformers 4’ May Pander to China, But America Still Wins

Ying Zhu

Hollywood made news this summer with the China triumph of Transformers: Age of Extinction, which broke all previous Chinese box office records. The Chinese box office even outsold the North American box office. But jubilation over the film...

Environment

09.04.2014

Alibaba Founder Shoots Himself in the Foot with UK Hunting Trip

chinadialogue

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce platform Alibaba and chairman of The Nature Conservancy’s China Program, has drawn hostile fire from environmentalists after a British newspaper recently reported he hunted stags in Scotland in 2012. What’s...

Caixin Media

09.03.2014

Beijing Must Address Claims of Anti-Foreign Bias

Caixin

Once mocked as a “toothless tiger,” China’s anti-monopoly law is finally demonstrating some bite, six years after it took effect. The three agencies responsible for enforcing it—the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the...

Conversation

09.02.2014

Hong Kong—Now What?

David Schlesinger, Mei Fong, Nicholas Bequelin

David Schlesinger: Hong Kong’s tragedy is that its political consciousness began to awaken precisely at the time when its leverage with China was at its lowest ebb.

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....

Sinica Podcast

08.29.2014

Ghost Cities to Luxury Malls

Jeremy Goldkorn

Remember the good old days when people didn’t talk obsessively about real estate and housing prices, and dinner parties would feature conversations about art? Well, so do we, but with those days long gone we’re delighted to host two...

Viewpoint

08.28.2014

China’s Nicaraguan Canal

Carlos F. Chamorro

While Nicaragua was once a central concern—indeed, almost an obsession—of Washington, as Sandinistas and Contras seemed to be battling for the soul of the Western Hemisphere, in more recent times our small and quite impoverished country...

Massive Chinese Mining Deal in DRC Back on Track

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Johanna Jansson

The controversial Sino-Congolese mining deal Sicomines has been revived thanks to new financing from China’s Exim Bank. This is one of Beijing’s biggest natural resources-for-infrastructure deals in Africa. If successful, the deal would...

Culture

08.27.2014

Standing Up for Indie Film in China

Jonathan Landreth

In July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth in the action-packed series of Hollywood films about trucks turning into giant robots to save the world, became the first film to sell more than $300 million in tickets at China’s box ...

Environment

08.21.2014

Who Will Feed China’s Pigs?

chinadialogue

He’s been called China’s richest chicken farmer, but Liu Yonghao has come a long way from his days breeding birds in rural Sichuan province. As the billionaire founder of the New Hope Group, China’s largest producer of animal feed, Liu’s...

Infographics

08.19.2014

Landed

Caixin

Chinese are the largest foreign buyers of U.S. real estate, spending around $22 billion in total in from April 2013 to March 2014, about a quarter of the United States’ total sales to foreigners, according to a July 8 report by the...

China’s Second Continent: The Howard French Interview

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden, Howard W. French

China may be sincere in its belief that its engagement in Africa is not neo-colonial or imperial in nature but author Howard French argues that may be what ultimately happens if Beijing continues on its current path. In his provocative new...

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