One of the major global initiatives by China was the One-Belt, One-Road (OBOR),reviving the old silk roads. And while it is an open platform, major trade partners of China are currently not part of the initiative, including Australia, the UK and the US. Major disputes, like the Ausgrid, Brexit and Hickley cases, might only add to the worries countries should have when looking at their relation with China, without being part of OBOR.
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Chinese investors are moving into the world, including Europe, and doing business has become easier, says RSM professor Zhang Ying. Often they know each other already from the past investments into China, and communication has become much easier, she tells at a website of the Spanish government.
US-president Donald Trump is hitting world trade like an unguided missile and many investors wonder where to put their money now China seems next on his agenda, says Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein in the South China Morning Post. “(Trump) likes to use chaos in order to negotiate.” Australia and Europe could be winning.
China has a booming and innovative startup scene, looking for global expansion. But leading VC William Bao Bean of the Shanghai based Chinaccelerator is not going to put his money in the European or US markets. Facebook´s Zuckerberg is effectively stopping any startup from becoming the next Zuckerberg, he tells a German audience.
China has been preparing for the fallout of a decision of the Federal Reserve, but find themselves dealing with an unexpected black swan, says financial and political analyst Victor Shih to Bloomberg. The Renminbi might be under pressure.
While the world is trying to get to grips with the fallout of a possible Brexit, very few of the effects for China can be sure, with the exception of the currency trade, says economist Arthur Kroeber to Bloomberg. At this stage, the risks seem fairly limited.
A Hurun rich list survey under China´s rich millenniums, The Chinese Luxury Traveler 2016, shows that Asia is loosing out as travel destination. Japan and South-Korea still do well since they are close, says Hurun chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf at TTG-Asia, “But in terms of aspirations, this generation wants to go farther.”
While economic growth has come down dramatically, it is very unlikely Chinese companies will reduce their investments in Europe and America, says business analyst Shaun Rein to the VOA. Foreign investments will be a key strategy for 2016.
Willy Wo-Lap Lam has been analyzing five of China´s recent leaders, and now published his book on Xi Jinping. Journalist Ian Johnson interviews him and ask him why China´s new president is different from his predecessors for the New York Times.