China Top 100 Ultra-Rich Distribution (Source: author’s calculations based on data from Forbes China Rich lists); Credit: Stone Shi

The Great Divide Between China’s Rich And Poor

China’s wealthiest 100 individuals have more wealth than the poorest two-fifths of the country’s population combined. The country also needs to offer equal social benefits and educational opportunities for all of its citizens.
Migrant Workers in China. Photo credit: Feng Cai (枫彩) via Wikimedia

New Semester, No Schools

For some migrant workers’ kids, now they have to choose between moving back to their hometowns, or stopping attending schools as usual.
A Chinese garden in Hong Kong, July 2008 (Photo: Stone Shi)

Why Confucius Institutes Are Good For Democracy

Many Western universities are rethinking their initial enthusiasm for hosting Chinese Confucius Institutes, but they should recognize that public diplomacy cuts both ways.
Tiananmen Square, Beijing (July, 2018); photo by Stone Shi

China’s Urgent Need For Pro-Natalist Population Policies

To eliminate any limit on births and to adopt a pronatalist birth policy with various incentives to childbearing, like in those developed countries, is the best and urgent choice for China.
A lone minivan traverses an elevated highway in Hong Kong, July, 2018 (photo credit: Stone Shi).

SPECIAL REPORT: How Netware Apps Are Reshaping The Personal Transportation Technosystem

Netware apps have the potential to transform the future of personal transportation through the emergence of a ride hailing - autonomous vehicle - battery electric vehicle (RH-BEV-AV) technosystem.
A happy panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Province, April 2018

Western Vloggers Are Making It Big In China

YouTube may be blocked in China, but that doesn't stop Westerners from vlogging about their experiences to millions of fans.
Heavy traffic in central Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China’s DiDi Could Turn The World’s Automakers Into Generic OEMs — Starting With Volkswagen

What happens when a car becomes something you order, not something you own? It looks like Chinese consumers may find out first, and DiDi will be the brand in the driver's seat.
Cherry blossoms at the Qinglong Temple, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China Is Sitting On $3 Trillion In Currency Reserves, But Is That Enough?

If the Chinese government faces a choice between a painful economic adjustment, during which it sells off its currency reserves to pay off its debts, and letting the Yuan devalue to reduce the debts while keeping the economy humming, don’t expect China to spend its currency reserves protecting the Yuan.
Landscape flowers surrounding the Bell Tower, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Who Benefits The Most From China’s Housing Bubble?

It takes an average person more than 48 years of income to buy a property in Beijing.
Scene from a restaurant district in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What Bike Sharing Companies Can Learn From Container Shipping

Chinese netizens named bike sharing services as one of China's "New Four Great Inventions" along with high-speed rail, mobile payment, and online shopping, but does it live up to its reputation?