- According to Paul Kennedy, China and the other great powers already form a kind of concert of powers.
- When the label reads 'Made in China', what does that actually mean?
- Richard Armitage says Australia has 'chosen to trim her sails simply because China was grumpy after the publication of the 2009 defence white paper'.
- An infographic look at China's infrastructure investment: wise or wasteful?
- In 1962, just after the Great Leap Forward, Hayek's The Road to Serfdom was translated into Chinese.
- City governments are beginning to enact policies to restrict car use. And carmakers are starting to feel government pressure for corporate governance.
- Reforming the hukou system, which ties health and pension benefits to place of birth, might be the key to turning around China's slowdown.
- Presumably untying the hukou system's links to geography would encourage more urbanisation, but that's not necessarily a good thing, says Michael Pettis.
- Martin Wolf:
...China has barely developed any globally significant companies. Moreover, such is the lead of the advanced countries’ incumbents that it is going to find it extremely hard to do so. From the Chinese perspective, therefore, the striking feature of their economy remains its dependence on the knowhow of others. This explains China’s desperate efforts to obtain that knowledge. A further implication is that China is very far indeed from “buying up the world”. The paranoia about its impact is unwarranted.