China

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Li Keqiang’s Dilemma

During last week’s National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing, Wang Juguang, a Chongqing municipal official, warned that Beijing faces a seemingly insoluble dilemma over the government’s need to keep the eco... Read More...
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China: Overheating Despite Slowing Growth?

China’s economy has shown signs of overheating despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth, suggesting that, constrained by the supply of labor, potential growth might have fallen significantly from its past le... Read More...
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China’s Uphill Battle Against Pollution

Polluting companies around China might be forgiven for feeling under pressure. They have good reason to be, after China announced its latest measures to fight environmental damage. On Feb. 11, it emerged that i... Read More...
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China’s Internet Banking Revolution

The Internet in China has started to force real change on once-staid banks, forcing well-fed bankers to cough up better deals on yields on cash deposits that conventionally have been a given under the existing ... Read More...
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The Perilous Job of Auditing China

Who should be most afraid of auditing in China – a US examiner, the Chinese regulators or the companies being audited? Pick those doing the examining. For all of the accounting profession’s image as a dull and ... Read More...
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China Cautiously Opens to Privately Held Banks

The China Banking Regulatory Commission’s recent announcement that it would allow the creation of three to five private banks in 2014 is a positive yet cautious step toward financial reform. It is positive b... Read More...
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China Expands its Regional Reach

There is little more graphic evidence of the tightening hold of China on a hinterland well beyond its borders than the takeover in 2013 of Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, which they assumed control over last year to se... Read More...
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GM Food Debate in China

Last August, Peng Guangqian, a People’s Liberation Army major general and deputy secretary-general of China’s National Security Policy Committee, claimed that China’s growing imports of genetically modified foo... Read More...
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China and the future of Asia Pacific trade

The backbone of stability and amity in Asia and the Pacific is an open economic system, which has encouraged deep trade and investment interdependence within the region, and the United States security umbrella ... Read More...