Analysis

Analysis

Why a US-China ‘Thucydides Trap’ can be avoided

  Discussion of a supposed China-US ‘Thucydides trap’ is based on a sentence from ancient Greek historian Thucydides on the Athens-Sparta war of classical Greece: ...
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China’s GDP data destroys ‘hard landing’ myth again

China's latest economic dataChina's recently-published second quarter 2017 GDP data showed solid growth in regard to all key indicators. Year-on-year:‱ GDP rose 6.9 percent;‱ Industrial ...
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Reality & myth of the US ‘internet revolution’

​China is speeding up still further its ‘internet revolution.’ From the viewpoint of China’s overall economic strategy premier Li Keqiang has launched the concept of ...
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How IMF policies helped oligarchs loot Russia – lessons for China and other countries

​ ​In 1992-98 the greatest peacetime economic collapse in a major country since at least the Industrial Revolution took place in Russia under the impact ...
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The ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political crisis – from Reagan & Thatcher to Trump & Brexit

​Every day the media reports deepening political destabilisation gripping both major ‘Anglo Saxon’ countries - the US and UK.  Most important for the world, of course, ...
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Why are China and India growing so fast?

The world’s two most rapidly growing major economies are China and India. Both China and India show a common pattern of development which differs sharply ...
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Socialist policies can help famine-stricken countries

An immense human catastrophe is threatening in parts of Africa and in Yemen. As the Washington Post wrote in February: "The world is in the grip ...
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Why China has made the world’s greatest contribution to increasing human rights

​The U.S. Congress has debated expressing its concern over the issue of ‘human rights’ in China - an  example can be found in the US House ...
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Trump’s economy – cyclical upturn and long term slow growth

It is crucial for China’s perspectives, both economically and geopolitically, to have an accurate analysis of the trends in the US economy. The publication of ...
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Good China-Russia relations are the guarantee of world peace

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Moscow on the way to the G20 summit draws attention to a key fact of present day geopolitics: that good ...
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