Category Archives: politics

The long-term effects of China’s religious revival – Ian Johnson

Religious persecution in China is high on the political agenda, but most people do not see how the country’s religious revival is going to change our relations in the long run, argues journalist Ian Johnson, author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Dilemma’s for brands when coming to China – Ben Cavender

Victoria Secret’s high-profile problems with authorities in Shanghai were not the first when big brands try to organize events in China, nor will they be the last. Brands are simply not aware enough of politically or morally sensitive issues, different from their home market, says branding experts Ben Cavender to Reuters.

More control and more openness: China conundrum – Victor Shih

China’s economy is more and more controlled by the state, but the country is also pledging more openness. Political analyst Victor Shih looks at CNBC whether China can deal with this conundrum, or not. China’s agenda and ambitions are clear, but now how they might work out, he says.

Is the China-US tension inevitable? – Shaun Rein

That is one of the key questions Shaun Rein asks in his upcoming book The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order. On his LinkedIn page he invites you to discuss that important questions. Some of the participants might win a digital copy of the book.

The debate on One Belt, One Road – Zhang Ying

The new Marshall Plan or a sneaky way China wants to conquer the world? The opinions on China’s massive One Belt, One Road program go into both directions. RSM professor Zhang Ying summarizes both views on China’s investment program that is changing the world, for Friends of Europe.

The War for China’s Wallets – Shaun Rein

The long-awaited third book by Shaun Rein The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order is now available on Amazon. After two earlier bestsellers, Shaun Rein now focuses on the fast-changing playing field for foreign companies to make their operation work in China.

The political dimension of China’s religious awakening – Ian Johnson

Most reviewers of Ian Johnson’s latest book The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao focus on religion, while his book also has a profound political dimension. “Interesting that only a religious journal gets the deeper meaning of my book–not only as a challenge to religion and values, but also to China’s political order,” writes Johnson on Facebook.about the review in Voegelinview.

Trump: a bit of business, few jobs from China – Paul Gillis

The result of Donald Trump’s visit to China has been underwhelming, especially when some of the published deals were put under scrutiny. Beida accounting professor Paul Gillis looks at the Washington Post and the opening of financial markets where foreign firms could get a majority share.

Why China did not hit a wall – Zhang Ying

Some analysts believe China’s fast development has hit a wall. RSM professor Zhang Ying is not one of them, she writes in the Finance Monthly.”China’s economy does not hit the wall. Instead, it is on drive with much more power.”

Why China aspires to be a global power – Howard French

China denies being a colonial power, like the West has been. But the country’s imperial traits are never far away, warns Howard French, author of Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power. “The world best keep its eyes on China, said French, who believes that China’s imperialist history will lead it to push for global power,” French said according to The Sun.