The trade talks between China and the US might be moving into the right direction, but tensions on other issues are abundant, for example on US demands to stop importing oil from Iran. Professor Sara Hsu explains why China will not comply with the demands of the US.
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Globally recognized authority on China’s enterprise and banking reforms Harry Broadman has decided to join the China Speakers Bureau. Dr. Broadman has 40+ years as senior business executive and board director throughout the emerging markets; Pioneering thought-leader on global business growth strategy, risk and innovation. He is a private equity investor and former PwC Emerging Markets Investment Leader. His long track record included functions like Chief of Staff, U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisors, World Bank Official, Harvard Faculty.
A declining economic growth and stiff anti-pollution measures hit especially the coal industry in China hard, as prices fall in an industry suffering from overcapacity, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. The trend will continue. although “the transition to a diminished reliance on coal is difficult.”
Coal used to be literally gold in China, but those days are over. Formal coal capital Lüliang has now been the center of president Xi Jinping´s anti-corruption drive, writes journalist Ian Johnson in the New York Times. A case study on disrupting the Party establishment.
A severe drop in the usage of electricity has been used to point at a drop in economic growth. But business analyst Shaun Rein, and author of “The End of Cheap China” explains to the BBC why electricity is no longer a good measurement, and China’s growth is still well at track.
China is using most energy in the world, not only because of its booming economy, but also because of its low energy efficiency, writes energy specialist Bill Dodson in the China Economic Review. The good news: China’s officials know they have a problem to fix, and look for ways to do so.