Category Archives: politics

Can China deliver on its five-year plan? – Helen Wang

Helen Wang Increased domestic consumption and sustainable growth are key in the country’s new five-year plan. But can it deliver on two critical issues, beating inflation and affordable housing, author…

What America can learn from China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr America should not give in on its core values like its democracy, writes Shaun Rein in Forbes, but it can most certainly learn a…

Xi Jinping: the compromise candidate – Victor Shih

Xi Jinping via Wikipedia After the elevation of Xi Jinping, son of the revolutionary hero Xi Zhongxun, into China’s military comite, analysts try to find out what his agenda is. That is…

US companies oppose rise of the Renminbi – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr US congress and other political bigwigs might be pushing China to appreciate its currency, but Shaun Rein asked US companies, and they see their…

Next 5-year plan: a leaner and greener economy – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr China’s economy is going to be much leaner and greener, says Shaun Rein in CNBC, as the plans for the 12th five-year plan have…

Immelt, China has its own interests – Paul Denlinger

Business analyst Paul Denlinger only falls short of making fun of GE‘s CEO Jeff Immelt at his weblog ChinaVortex that China is pursuing its own interests, when dealing with the…

Johnson, Ian

Writer focusing on civil society, culture and religion. Awarded with a Pulitzer prize, Ian Johnson worked for twelve years for the Wall Street Journal as feature writer and bureau chief. He is now a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and National Geographic. He travels from Beijing and Berlin.

Wei Gu

Wei Gu, CFA, is one of the best followed China commentators. Based in Shanghai, she enjoys a front-seat view of the rapid developments of Chinese businesses and finance, as well as wealth and luxury trends.

Feather, Frank

Frank Feather has been a Special Advisor to the Chinese Government on economic modernization and market reform for 27 years. He works with China’s top think tanks under the State Council, and many of his ideas and strategies have contributed to China’s spectacular economic progress. He travels from Toronto, Canada.

Shih, Victor

Victor Shih is assistant professor political science at Northwestern University and aleading specialist on China’s financial systems. Victor Shih has also consulted for the US government and the private sector on risk scenarios and “black swan” events related to China. He travels from Evanston, Ill.