Under President Xi, censorship has expanded in scope and is increasingly impacting areas such as...
by Scott Greene | Nov 25, 2011
Recalling previous panic over a charging Japanese economic juggernaut that since failed to hold true, Reason’s Ronald Bailey attempts to defuse all-too-familiar and increasingly popular fears of American decline relative...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 15, 2011
After the reported slow down in October and the claims of a “soft landing” by China’s economists at APEC, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that China’s banks were susceptible to off-balance...
by zhou shuren | Aug 31, 2011
Bloomberg reports that Premier Wen Jiabao has stabilizing prices as the top economic priority for China: The Premier reiterated that China faces a “very complicated, unstable and uncertain environment both at home and abroad”...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 11, 2010
A debate is raging among financial experts over China’s economic growth and whether or not it is a bubble waiting to pop. From the New York Times: New high points, it seems, are reached daily. China surged past the United...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 31, 2009
Bloomberg reports: China’s economy isn’t “sustainable” and the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index may fall another 25 percent, former Morgan Stanley Asian economist Andy Xie said in an interview. “The market is in deep bubble...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 23, 2008
Joe McDonald reports for the Associated Press: Provincial Chinese governments have proposed more than $1 trillion in spending on roads and other projects on the heels of a massive national stimulus package designed to shield...
by Michael Zhao | Nov 19, 2007
This is actually a story that can be best summed up by a Chinese proverb, “crying up wine selling vinegar,” or hanging up lamb selling dog meat (ÊåÇÁæäÂ§¥ÂçñÁãóËÇâ), as many Chinese companies have been doing to derail from core businesses to plow huge funds into the rocketing stock market. From BusinessWeek: By now every investor […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 24, 2007
Analysts point out the similarities in China’s bull market to Japan’s situation that led to a financial crisis in 1990. One economist compares China to a “giant elephant riding a bicycle – it has to maintain a fast speed, otherwise it will crash.” From AP via insidebayarea.com: When financial crisis devastated its Asian neighbors a […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 26, 2005
From Maclean’s: If Japan was a surging tide, then China is a tsunami. The globe’s most populous country turned manufacturing juggernaut has a one-two punch of low-cost labour and homegrown national champions taking the world by storm. Its economy, which has been growing above nine per cent for a decade, has already surpassed Japan’s in […]
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 21, 2005
From AP, via HoustonChronicle.com: China faces a potential property bubble whose bursting could leave banks with huge losses, the central bank said in a report ” the government’s frankest assessment so far of the risks from inflated real estate prices. Average real estate prices in China rose by 14.4 percent in 2004 over the previous […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods