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.
A quiet temple scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What India Really Needs Is Better Population Policy

The economic benefits of better population policy and increased women’s empowerment won’t show up in the next quarter’s growth figures, but they will show up in the next generation’s.
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.
Landscape flowers surrounding the Bell Tower, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Why India’s ‘Act East’ Needs China — And China’s ‘Go West’ Needs India

India’s Prime Minster Narendra Modi has lately been talking up foreign investment in India’s impoverished northeast. As part of his Act East strategy for...
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."
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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.
People line up to buy tickets at a high speed rail station in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, June 2018

China’s High-Speed Trains Are Taking On More Passengers In Chinese New Year Massive Migration

An increasing number of chunyun travelers will be cruising the country in air-conditioned comfort on China’s world-class high-speed rail network.
Scene from a restaurant district in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

China Quietly Releases 2017 Provincial GDP Figures

China’s massive regional disparities — more than twice as large as those between U.S. states — call out for central government policies to address them.
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.