Is the Communist Party starting to crack? What can China learn from India’s experience with rural migration to cities? Dr. Lynette Ong of the University of Toronto provides insight into some of the biggest domestic issues facing China over the next decade.
President Xi Jinping has centralized power in China to unprecedented levels. He has sidelined the prime minister and the State Council and tries to control everything himself, says Harvard University historian Roderick MacFarquhar in this podcast interview from MERICS, a YCW Partner.
In this sweeping review of China’s relationships with its neighbors and citizens, Dr. Thomas Fingar of Stanford University weaves together history and opinion to prepare for the future: “China’s strategy of doing the ‘easy’ things first has created a situation in which the only things left to do are ‘hard.'”
Jeffrey Towson, best-selling author, professor, and private equity investor, offers sage advice for those seeking opportunities in the Middle Kingdom: Whether searching for an investment opportunity or finding a job, “You don’t want to compete fairly in China.” Read on to learn how he’s differentiated himself in a crowded marketplace and how you can too.
It’s time to reconsider “China in Africa.” “It’s a common mistake to put too much emphasis on a singular, mammoth ‘China’ making all the decisions” says Janet Eom of the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS. “All 54 African countries have unique stories. Therefore, when China goes to Africa, local circumstances matter.” Read on to find out how this dynamic has affected trade and relationships between both sides.