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.
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.
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?
A tangle of wires on a back street in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

What Trump’s ZTE Tweets Tell Us About China And The Bigger Issue Of A...

In this high-stakes game of trade poker, Donald Trump doesn’t particularly want to break ZTE–but Xi Jinping very much wants to preserve it.
A quiet temple scene in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

Two Countries, One System: The United States And China Share A Single Netware Ecosystem

Over the next decade, the Calichina netware economy is likely to become much more valuable than the old-fashioned commodity trading networks of the twentieth century or even the sophisticated hardware production networks of the early 2000s.
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.
Detail shot from a temple in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, April 2018

If North Korea Opens Up, Rason Could Become North Korea’s Shenzhen

Rason could in theory act as the saltwater terminus of a 50 mile (80 km.) trimodal transport corridor from Jilin province’s Hunchun inland port to the wide Pacific Ocean.