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The global implications of the China-Afrika engagement – Howard French

What are the global implications of the growing China-Afrika engagement, journalist Howard French, author of Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power wonders at the Delaware State University on April 12, 2018.

China’s answer in US trade war: carefully calibrated – Arthur Kroeber

China’s is sending carefully calibrated messages to the US, as US president Donald Trump is moving to a trade war, tells economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, to the South China Morning Post.

China produces one unicorn every three days – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerf – chief researcher and founder of the Hurun China Rich List – is a busy man. Every three days, a new unicorn – a company valued over 1 billion US dollar and unlisted – emerges in China, shows his latest report. “If model, talent and capital are all in place, start-ups can move very fast,” said Rupert Hoogewerf to the Global Times.

What does China’s GDP mean? – Arthur Kroeber

Media reported widely the 6.8% GDP growth over the first quarter of 2018 in China, but economist Arthur Kroeber wonders what such a number actually means. Also: the impact of the announced US tariffs on Chinese products would hardly make a dent in economic growth, he tells the South China Morning Post.

How can you be a China expert without knowing the country? – Shaun Rein

China analyst Shaun Rein, author of The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order, tells on the EM+BRACE “Mentorship Series” at LinkedIn why he hates some opinion leaders are called China experts without having actually inside knowledge of the country. And why media should be careful position somebody as a China expert.

US-China trade frictions are here to stay – Arthur Kroeber

The current trade frictions between China and the US are here to stay for the time being, says renowned economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know®. Neither of the two countries will or even can afford to give in to the other, he tells the South China Morning Post.

Is the Trump approach of China working? I do not think so – Sara Hsu

US president Donald Trump has been going aggressively after China as a trade partner. But is it working? Political analyst Sara Hsu does not think so, she explains in Forbes.”From the Boston tea party to the Smoot Hawley tariffs imposed during the Great Depression, protectionist measures have always imposed far higher costs than benefits.”

Trump’s trade policies good for the year 1818 – Harry Broadman

US president Donald Trump’s bilateral approach for solving trade issues would have worked in 1818, not in 2018, writes China veteran Harry Broadman in the Gulf News. The US do have serious trade problems with China, but the US would be better off if Trump would be able to create more alliances.

National rules for self-driving cars – Mark Schaub

After local regulations in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing to organize tests with self-driving cars, China’s central government now has issued national rules to streamline those tests, writes Shanghai-based lawyer Mark Schaub at the China Law Insight.

Nutrition additions: room to grow in China – Ben Cavender

The recent US$ 620 million purchase of Australian vitamin company Nature’s Care by Chinese investors made other firms in the industry wonder what their chances are for a similar deal. “There is a lot of room for growth in China,” says business analyst Ben Cavender to Reuters.

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