Tag Archives: China

What Happens if China’s Economy Has a Hard Landing?

If China does experience a hard landing, it will take years to correct the underlying structural causes and restore China’s economic reputation.

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Pakistan: Discord Over CPEC & Selfish Motives

The Chinese concern over emerging discord in Pakistan over the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor amounts to a direct rebuke of the province-centered “development visions” of Asif Ali Zardari and the Sharifs. For these leaders, initiating the CPEC meant concentrating development in their home provinces.

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China’s Influence in Nepal Endangers Tibetan Refugees

The country's impact on Nepalese politics makes life for Tibetans there extremely difficult.

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Northeast Asia’s Dysfunctional Diplomacy

Anyone who follows the politics of Northeast Asia must be wondering whether things may finally be about to change for the better. Not only have the leaders of the region’s big three — China, Japan and South Korea — recently held much delayed talks, but the presidents of China and Taiwan have finally had a face-to-face meeting as well. Does …

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The Return of India’s Irrational Exuberance

There is a huge opportunity for India to catch up with China and the rest of the world. But the way the Narendra Modi’s government is wasting this opportunity by pursuing harmful policies, such as promoting internal intolerance and nationalism, does not forebode well for India’s nearly 1.3 billion people.

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China to Continue Expanding its Influence in the Oil and Gas Sector

China will be a major energy player for the foreseeable future. On a demand basis, its crude consumption has increased by 10 percent on a year over year basis. And China is also actively filling up its strategic petroleum reserves

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Sri Lanka Tilts Back from China

The full extent of India’s involvement in the Sri Lankan elections in January 2015 and again in August 2015 remains unclear, but there is little doubt that New Delhi was at least able to unite Tamil groups against Rajapaksa, no doubt lubricated with plenty of money.

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Hypocrisy Mars RMB Devaluation Debate

China has dipped back into its ‘old bag of tricks’ and attempted to rev up the export engine one more time in order to give its flagging economy a much needed ‘shot in the arm’. The marching orders for Chinese policy makers are stability above all, reform when suitable and pragmatism always.

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Pakistan Warming up to Russia

Moscow’s changing policy towards Pakistan may result in military deals and energy cooperation.

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China Responds to Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Day

China’s ambassador promised training and equipment for Afghan forces. With peace talks faltering, will that be enough?

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