Who killed more, Hitler or Stalin, is a question often asked. Journalist Ian Johnson, author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, argues – 60 years after the Great Leap Forward started – that Mao Zedong is often wrongly excluded from this debate. But he opts for a nuanced approach in The New York Review of Books, although in numbers Mao beats both Stalin and Hitler.
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China’s close to one trillion US dollar investment program One Belt, One Road (OBOR) is facing serious pitfalls that could stop it from succeeding, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Huffington Post. Insufficient due diligence is just one of a range of potential barriers, she writes.
Often innovator William Bao Bean prefers to give the stage to his China-related innovative startups, but ahead of the MOX – the Mobile Only Accelaretor in both Taipei and Singapore in March, E27 profiles the force behind China´s drive for innovation.
China closed a US$2 billion deal with Russia to purchase 24 Su-35 fighters. Question, looking at the rather small amount, according to defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News: will China reverse engineer the planes, like it did before.
Author Howard French, of China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa explains in Foreign Policy what President Obama did not mention in his Nairobi speech. Obama did not really get the fast development of Africa, and has ignored the continent.
China´s increased economic power, through BRICS´ alliances and the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, have been looked upon with anxiety by especially American analyst. We should not look at those steps as an evil movement, argues financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.
A recent purchase of the S-400 air defense system by China from Russia has extended its air defense, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News, although it does not allow it to dominate the region.
The Transpacific Partnership (TPP) in a proposed investment treaty covering both sides of the Pacific Ocean, including the US, but China is missing. Since the treaty covers 40% of the global GDP, China´s stance towards the TPP is key, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Triple Crisis.
China has retained a second place on the 2015 Global Rich List, despite the growing number of billionaires. India got bronze, passing the UK and Russia. Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf: “Tech has been leading the way again for new billionaires. It’s all eyes on the new economy,” according to the Independent.