China and the WTO: two systems meet Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir focus on the build-up to China joining the WTO, and argue that expectations for China’s behaviour were misguided from the start China and the WTO: an uneasy relationship Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir examine the Chinese economic and trading structure, that has continued despite expectations it would liberalise and open up China and the WTO: how can they work together better? The WTO is limited in its ability to shape China's trade policy. Petros Mavroidis and André Sapir consider how the China-WTO relationship can be reformed and improved Is the EU’s investment agreement with China underrated? Uri Dadush and André Sapir argue that the CAI binds China to an international treaty that includes improvements on subsidies, SOEs, technology transfer and transparency Much ado about nothing? Fraser Cameron considers the political and economic context of the EU-China investment deal Let the torch of multilateralism light up humanity’s way forward Xi Jinping calls for both greater global efforts in the fight against an unprecedented public health crisis and a renewed commitment to multilateral cooperation Is BRICS past its sell-by date? Despite increasing political differences between members, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos sees a continuing role of the BRICS as the global economy rebalances Chinese and Russian geopolitical games Katarzyna Sidło looks at how China and Russia have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to improve their international standing in the MENA region Europe’s China problem The European Commission’s White Paper addresses investment screening and state aid, protecting the EU from subsidised foreign acquisitions, Marta Domínguez-Jiménez and Niclas Poitiers discuss Reading tea leaves China’s ‘Two Sessions’ gathering announced a large stimulus without a growth target. Alicia García Herrero believes this indicates that China’s recovery is far from complete Hong Kong’s economy is in danger of further contraction Hong Kong continues to face the triple whammy of slower growth in mainland China, the trade war uncertainty and social unrest. Alicia García Herrero argues that the current measures taken by the government will not be enough China’s investment in Africa Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu examine what the data really says, and the implications for Europe The ‘seven’ ceiling: China’s yuan in trade talks The tariff war between the US and China raises the fear that China could weaponise its currency. Inês Gonçalves Raposo considers the consequences Multilateralisation with Chinese characteristics Although the BRI is only five years old, China has expanded aggressively. Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu consider the next step of the Belt and Road Initiative Dancing with the dragon: can the EU and China rescue the WTO? Comprehensive WTO reform has never been more urgent. Bart Broer argues that the Sino-European relationship could safeguard the world's trading regime Chinese growth: a balancing act China's GDP growth rate is slowing. Konstantinos Efstathiou reviews the blogosphere’s take The Belt and Road turns five Michael Baltensperger and Uri Dadush recount the background of the BRI, and discuss concerns relating to its geopolitical objectives Time for China to step up to global anti-corruption responsibilities China, the world's largest exporter, is failing to enforce its own laws on foreign bribery. Gillian Dell believes that China should join the major exporting nations to take action against foreign bribery Geotechnology meets geopolitics Stephen Nagy examines China’s geotechnology strategy and its relationship to the Sino-US artificial intelligence rivalry Openness for greater prosperity, innovation for a better future Xi Jinping considers China’s historic journey of reform and opening-up, and the major measures needed to sustain continued growth in the coming decades China’s strategic investments in Europe: the case of maritime ports The EU is currently working on a new FDI-screening framework. Shivali Pandya and Simone Tagliapietra look at recent Chinese involvement in EU ports Is the global economy becoming more vulnerable to China’s debt situation? Deepanshu Mohan considers rising debt levels in China and the possibility of China exporting its debt, and asks what can be done The Eurasian Landbridge and China’s Belt and Road Initiative Richard Pomfret argues that the BRI could be a major step towards Eurasian integration and greatly improve rail’s competitiveness relative to air for time-sensitive shipments The Eurasian Landbridge: linking regional value chains Richard Pomfret looks at the catalyst for the Eurasian Landbridge rail services and its impact on trade costs Six signs China wants to avoid a trade war Numerous hints suggest that China wants to keep its economy open, argues Qing Shan Ding Towards a new economic order with Chinese characteristics The new order will make the Chinese authorities more outward looking, more assertive and more power centric, Deepanashu Mohan argues The challenge of China’s rise as a science and technology powerhouse The EU should take steps to engage more with China if it is not to miss out in the future multipolar science and technology world, Reinhilde Veugelers argues China’s new world order Fraser Cameron reviews the BRI and considers whether China can manage internal transformations and provide the leadership to transform the countries between China and the EU China cannot finance the Belt and Road alone Alicia García-Herrero writes that other partners should consider financing some aspects of he OBOR initiative as they have a lot to gain from the project Trump’s U-turn on trade with China is good news, but the EU should not be complacent The EU has a lot at stake, and should be ready to steer a tactical course between its two main trade partners, André Sapir writes Protectionist threats jeopardise international trade Meredith Crowley, Huasheng Song, and Ning Meng provide evidence that tariff scares have negative impacts on trade even when the threatened import tariff hikes never actually materialise Chinese Presidency of 2016 G20 Summit: expectations vs outcomes Geethanjali Nataraj and Ramandeep Singh say that a roadmap has been laid for ensuring that future global growth is innovative and sustainable Why China’s new cybersecurity law is a threat to international businesses and innovation George Haour writes on China and cybersecurity and the potential ripples in the way China does business What does China's 'belt and road initiative' mean for EU trade? OBOR will bring huge improvements in regional and international connectivity, Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu explain What consequences would a post-Brexit China-UK trade deal have for the EU? Alicia García-Herrero and Jianwei Xu find that a UK-China FTA will be neither easy nor clearly advantageous for the UK High expectations Geethanjali Nataraj and Pravakar Sahoo state that it is important that expectations of China’s Presidency of the G20 be realistic and that it be focused on what can be achieved in any single year How Chinese parties can prepare for increasing outbound disputes Chinese parties can mitigate investment risks by including dispute resolution provisions in their joint venture agreements that can help them deal with any later problems, Shaun Wu and Andrew Wang write EU-China FTA: why do we need it? How should it look like? What will it bring? The economic potential in bilateral trade could be significant, Federica Mustilli, Mattia Di Salvo and Wenian Hu find The South China Sea in 2016. Towards recognising the global public good of the SCS Stephen Nagy discusses what is at stake in the South China Sea for countries in and outside the region OBOR: will it reboot the Chinese economy? Pravakar Sahoo discusses the centrepiece of China's foreign policy, and looks at potential future issues The rhetoric and reality of the Trilateral and Bilateral Summits: cautious optimism The recent trilateral and bilateral meetings provides an insight into the region's future trade, security and political relations, Stephen Nagy finds China's ETS: a vote of confidence in carbon markets Carbon markets have recently received a huge vote of confidence from China, Andrei Marcu writes Why is China finding it hard to fight the markets? Alicia García-Herrero writes that China is sitting on a pile of debt, and the only way out is to deleverage: more pain now for sustainable growth later The geopolitics of the TPP: reconfiguring regional architecture in East Asia Stephen Nagy argues that the TPP reconfigures regional architecture in East Asia away from a China-centred economic framework to one that will attenuate Chinese economic domination by the bifurcation ASEAN into TPP members and non-members The EU-China’s Comprehensive Agreement on Investment A successful CAI could give a welcome boost to EU-China economic and trade relations and should be warmly welcomed by business, Fraser Cameron writes Economic partnership as diplomacy in East Asia Economic liberalisation and integration initiatives are the most important foreign policy strategies in East Asia, Steven CM Wong states China in Africa Deepanshu Mohan and P Samuel Goweh analyse the regional trade patterns of ECOWAS and EAC with the Asian dragon The Maritime Silk Road – an EU perspective Fraser Cameron writes that the MSR will have a major impact on global trade and international relations, especially EU-China relations Modifying China-South Africa trade South Africa is struggling to cobble together a coherent long-term trade strategy to deal with China, William Gumede writes One-sided relationship between Africa and China is increasingly irking Africans William Gumede asks whether China will make its relationship with the continent more equitable The EU’s pivot to Asia Europe has steadily increased its engagement with the world’s most dynamic region and home to 60% of the global population, writes Fraser Cameron China's trade policy. The hegemon in waiting It would be both sensible and advisable to integrate China into the ongoing development of international trade rules, argues Hanns Günther Hilpert China’s reforms: is Beijing playing its hand well? Jörg Wuttke and Jonathan Greenhill discuss the policies China needs to adopt to succeed in the 21st Century Deepening financial reforms in China It is clear that the government is determined to increase market competition, reduce the monopoly power of the state sector, and restrain government intervention in the financial market, finds Dan Luo
China embraces self-regulation of marketing Building trust between consumers and business is clearly on China's agenda, Jonathan Huneke finds 'Check the box' on China and the Netherlands Jos Peters looks at a new tax planning opportunity for investments into China via the Netherlands US-China relations: storm clouds gathering The Sino-American relationship has global reach and influences the stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region, writes Stanley Crossick
China's future role on the world stage Stanley Crossick hopes that the future leadership will be more internationalist and comfortable with the West
Trading with China: win-win or zero sum game? Stanley Crossick reviews the trade relationship between China and the West and looks to the future The giants' advance: China and India in the world economy L Alan Winters and Shahid Yusuf write that the rise of China and India on major trading nations will affect world markets substantially