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China Pull

China is opening up key sectors to foreign companies in the hopes of raising the possibility of further foreign investment.

by Jens Kastner | Aug. 10 2020

A Balancing Act

China’s economy today is driven more by domestic consumption than exports.

by Jens Kastner | Apr. 8 2020

China’s Bet on Smart Cities

China, home to half of the world’s Smart Cities, is rapidly enhancing its technology to upgrade urban management.

by Jens Kastner | Nov. 25 2019

The end of China ODI?

China’s massive ODI spending spree has stalled after policy shifts and strong capital controls.

by Jens Kastner | Nov. 1 2019

Stretched to the Breaking Point: WTO is Becoming Dysfunctional

Growing disputes between China and the Western economies are making the WTO increasingly dysfunctional.

by Jens Kastner | May. 20 2019

Unplugging America: Is China Ready to Reduce Reliance on Foreign Technology?

China still has a long way to go before it rivals the US as the world’s leading technological power.

by Jens Kastner | Apr. 17 2019

Dancing to a New Beat: BRI is Changing Rapidly As It Matures

What a difference a year makes. Last summer, there was a sense of unstoppable momentum behind the Belt and Road.

by Jens Kastner | Jan. 14 2019

Tea for Ten: Southeast Asia Thinks on How to Engage with a Rising China

Southeast Asia has become a strategic market for companies across the whole Chinese economy.

by Jens Kastner | Sep. 10 2018

East or West? Some European Countries are Trying Hard to Balance

Central and Eastern Europe faces a tough balancing act as it looks toward China for investment and growth. Launched first.

by Jens Kastner | May. 28 2018

Race for 5G: Will China Dominate Future Wireless Internet?

Imagine a city where commuters are chauffeured to work by self-driving cars and artificial intelligence systems control every power.

by Jens Kastner | Mar. 21 2018

A Long-term Commitment: China’s Evolving Role in Africa

China has been involved in Africa for decades, with total investments reaching $3.5 trillion by the end of 2015.

by Jens Kastner | Feb. 6 2018

Chinese Companies in India: Fighting for the Next Big Market

China has been one of the most important emerging markets in Asia, but now India is also stepping into the.

by Jens Kastner | Jul. 10 2017

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