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.
China will need economic and political reforms to keep up growth, says Arthur Kroeber of Gavecal Dragonomics. In this podcast from MERICS, a YCW Partner, Kroeber argues that the transition to a new growth model won’t be possible without cutting back state-owned enterprises, restructuring financial markets, and promoting globally competitive innovation.
Alec Ash, author and founder of “the Anthill,” sees something new and distinct in Chinese millennials: “The only generalization you can make about a group this large is how complex and diverse they are—and that itself is something new, as their parents didn’t really have the opportunity to be different or explore a proper youth culture.” Read on for more about how he attempts to understand China through a different lens: stories, individuals, and literature.