A view of the city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Why There Will Be No Trade War Between The US And China

Xi and Trump are unconventional leaders who are willing to push the limits to get what they want.
Heavy traffic in central Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Robo-Taxis Are The Future Of Transportation — And China’s DiDi Is Racing To Get...

China is an ideal environment for the development of robo-taxi ride-hailing because most car travel in China consists of short trips at low speed.
Chinese flag as seen from the city wall of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

The Trade War That Wasn’t: Tit-For-Tat Tariffs Are Unlikely To Have Any Real Effect

Economically speaking, China can’t afford a trade war with the United States, but politically speaking, Trump can’t afford one either.
Nighttime scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What America Stands To Lose With Latest Blocked Deal Between Qualcomm And Singapore’s Broadcom

Unless CFIUS has access to intelligence that the rest of us lack, there seems no reason to be suspicious of Broadcom.
Nighttime scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China Could Be The World’s First All Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

The charging pile model is the key to transitioning entire regions to BEV-only automobile ecosystems.
People line up to buy tickets at a high speed rail station in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, June 2018

Why Geely May Be Tesla’s Main China Challenger In The Near Future

When it comes to electric cars, Tesla tends to hog all the attention, but Geely may be making the running.
Detail shot from a temple in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Zhongguo And Tianxia: The Central State And The Chinese World

The Chinese School of international relations is unlikely to supplant established international relations theory, but it’s certain to enrich it.
Nighttime scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

It’s Time For The Mother Of All Trade Deals: A China-US Economic Agreement

The US and China should take the lead in forging an economic governance structure for the 21st century Calichina i-economy: a China-US Economic Agreement (ChUSEA). Let's pronounce it "choosy."
The author's WeChat QR Code (user name: ProfessorBa)

WeChat’s Red Packets Are The Perfect Use Case For A Chinese Blockchain

More closely than anyone else, WeChat already approximates the blockchain model. WeChat has the right product, the right front end, and the right business need.
Landscape flowers surrounding the Bell Tower, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Even China’s ‘Polar Silk Road’ Can’t Change The Inconvenient Map Of Eurasia

In its never-ending quest to bring Europe just a little closer, the Chinese government is now promoting the idea of a Polar Silk Road over the top of Eurasia, passing Russia and Norway to connect China to Europe via the Arctic Ocean and the North Sea.