China's Q1 GDP growth strong but slower times ahead

Despite the various indicators that suggest China may see a slowdown in economic activity and GDP growth next quarter, the economy remains resilient and the government is doing a good job of managing expectations. 

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Inter-Korean summit, China interests and peace prospects

The April 27th, 2018 Summit comes after almost 18 months of deepening of tensions on the peninsula as Pyongyang accelerated its missile and nuclear development in the wake of President Trump's electoral victory.

SCO meetings pave way for fruitful Qingdao Summit

This year's meeting of foreign and defense ministers holds special significance since they were the first top ministerial-level meetings of the SCO since it expanded last June.

China-innovated car trend: Model incubators

In the Beijing Auto Show some 20 NEV start-ups present more than 50 electric car concepts. These models are mostly eccentric, top-notch, and emotional – but feasible?

Hainan is Hainan: “China’s Hawaii” set to go its own way

The Chinese government has shown ambition to match the island’s potential. The vision of a marriage between business and beauty has few international comparables.

SCO FM meeting promotes cooperation and interconnectivity

Already the SCO has become the world's largest regional platform in terms of representation, especially after the inclusion of Pakistan, with the world's 6th largest population, and India, with the 2nd largest.

China announces further opening up as hawkish Trump balks

The NDRC stated that areas that will be opened up over time include finance, automobiles, infrastructure, energy, professional services, resources, and transportation. 

A tentative step by the US to meet China half way on trade disputes?

China would be willing to extend its hand towards a reasonable deal. But if that's not what the United States is offering, then China will be resolute in its retaliation against additional tariffs imposed on its products by the United States.

China-Japan maritime affairs: building confidence for better ties

The effort to normalize relations through maritime cooperation and reciprocal trilateral and bilateral visits are a recognition by China and Japan that their economic fortunes are difficult to untether.


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