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BRI: Implications for Southeast Asia

Written by Munmun Majumdar.

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has, broadly speaking, two components—the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) on land and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on sea. 999 more words

China

Why democracy cannot work in the People's Republic of China, at least not for now

I am not a Chinese propagandist, nor am I in any way affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party. Today I want to be as objective as possible and tell you why the People’s Republic of China, at least currently, cannot have a democracy like those of the West. 821 more words

Current Affairs

Publication: L Lu, 'Runaway bosses in China: Private lending, credit crunches and the regulatory response' in Financial Regulation International (2015), Vol. 18(9)

In November 2015, Dr Lerong Lu published an article at Financial Regulation International, which examines the financing difficulty facing China’s private businesses, and how they on the private lending market to raise funds. 400 more words

Publications

Not just pandas! News from China 20-26 August

News from China in the week to 26 August, including censoring academic articles, Britain’s responsibilities to Hong Kong, Party take over at Tibetan Buddhist centre and US investigates Chinese trade practices. 1,728 more words

Censorship

Breaking Into China's Counterfeit Supply Chains

When tourists buy Gucci purses in Manhattan’s Chinatown, most of them understand that the bags are fakes. That’s why they shop in Chinatown; all the prestige of the brand at a fraction of the price. 366 more words

Nonfiction

A China Gazer’s Random Musings – No. 1

Amb. Kishan S. Rana (retd), Emeritus Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi

There is such a cascade of writing on China that as an oldie, I am attracted by the notion of penning personal reactions, reflections, and observations. 1,621 more words

Economics

China's financial crackdown to curb debt -- Restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment -- Time to "prevent risks"

AFP

© AFP/File | The financial crackdown comes amid fears that powerful conglomerates were racking up dangerous debt levels

BEIJING (AFP) – China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and “unauthorised” military technology. 318 more words