China’s ‘Common Destiny’ Vs. ‘America First’

According to Immanuel Wallerstein’s world systems approach, the world is a social system. This social system is made up of conflicting forces, which both hold it together through “tension” and tear it apart as each group seeks eternally to remold the system to its advantage. This is how world politics has evolved throughout modern and … More China’s ‘Common Destiny’ Vs. ‘America First’

Britain Does What America Won’t: Open Skies with China

Brexit has created substantial concerns about the British economy and its place in the world. Currently, the Tory government is currently in triage mode. Britain had an ideal agreement with the EU, where they could both maintain currency independence and take advantage of the inter-connectivity of the European economy. Given Britain’s precipitous economic standing, maintaining … More Britain Does What America Won’t: Open Skies with China

What Trump’s Odd Comment on China Trade Reveals

No Donald Trump trip would be complete without a shocking quote, and this week in Beijing, at the Great Hall of the People, the president obliged. After declaring the economic playing field between China and the U.S. “one-sided” and “unfair,” he continued with a big “but”: “I don’t blame China,” Trump told the audience of … More What Trump’s Odd Comment on China Trade Reveals

What’s next for China’s bonds and equities, now that Xi Jinping’s party is over?

The party’s over, let the games begin. China watchers had long suspected that Beijing would be more tolerant of bigger market moves after the Communist Party’s once-in-five-years congress ended last week – but the ferocity of the sell-off in bonds and stocks took analysts by surprise. Read More

Xi Jingping: As US wakes up for Xi’s ambition for a China- led world order, India has an opportunity to make a difference

The chips are down. China’s 19th party congress has rubberstamped support for President Xi Jinping’s ambition for a China-led world order in the future, the Americans are “woke” to that reality and India has an opportunity to make a difference. Read More

What Does the Surge of Chinese Billionaires Mean for Luxury

The purchasing power of China’s top-tier ultra-rich consumers has continued to soar in 2016. According to a joint report released by Swiss investment bank UBS and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers on October 26, the number of Chinese billionaires has increased 25 percent to 637. By comparison, there are 537 and 342 billionaires in the United States … More What Does the Surge of Chinese Billionaires Mean for Luxury