Narendra Modi’s recent pilgrimage to Wuhan, China, had a time warp quality that wasn’t hard to put one’s finger on. It would not be a reach to insert the name “Manmohan Singh” into news items about Prime Minister Modi seeking a “new chapter” in relations with Xi Jinping’s China. Or, for that matter, the name … More So much for the ‘Chindia’ dream
A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s web scrubbers have been busy banning a collection of terms and dropping the hammer on user accounts after the Xi Jinping, … More China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power
President Xi Jinping vowed to further free up China’s economy, again urging Asian countries to work closely together in a speech at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Vietnam. Read More
The foreign trips of American presidents often serve as defining moments for their administrations. And now is a particularly telling time for President Donald Trump to visit Asia-Pacific. As he tours Southeast and Northeast Asia, with stops in traditional US allies Japan, South Korea and the Philippines as well as sometime rivals China and Vietnam, … More Forget the Xi-Trump bromance, it’s time the US came clean on its vision for China and Asia
Wall Street could soon find it easier to do business in China. Beijing says it will allow foreign companies to own Chinese banks and investment firms in the latest sign the world’s second-biggest economy is opening up its vast financial industry. Read More
US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have witnessed the signing of deals worth US$253 billion following formal talks in Beijing, making the US head of state’s visit to China one of the most fruitful for Chinese and US businesses in terms of the value of agreements struck. Read More
For foreign brands and firms catering to Chinese tourists or luxury shoppers, the potential of Beijing reducing the flow of outbound Chinese tourists or damaging domestic operations as retaliation has proved to be a substantial concern in the past few years. The volatile relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has … More Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?
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