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Managing the Dragon’s Predictions for 2016

The Year of the Monkey got off to a rocky start in China, demonstrating once again just how much events in China now impact the rest of the world. In 2016’s first day of trading, shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) plunged 7 percent, triggering circuit breakers that cut short the day’s trading session. […]

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China Needs A Robust Stock Market

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of any economy, whether it is fully developed like those in the United States or Germany, or one that is still emerging like China’s. According to Yijiang Wang, Professor of Economics and Human Resource Management at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, SMEs account […]

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China Begins Another Round Of SOE Reform

Earlier this year, Sinopec Group, China’s top oil refiner, announced the sale of a 29.99 percent interest in its retail sales arm to a group of twenty-five investors for RMB 105 billion ($17 billion). While the equity sale was a first of its kind transaction that raised a substantial amount of capital for one of […]

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Watch: Jack Perkowski on China’s Stock Markets

Jack appeared on CCTV America to provide his insight on China’s stock market and economy. Click the video below to hear what he had to say on the recent rises and falls of China’s stock markets, or follow this link.

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Putting China’s Stock Market in Perspective

The recent declines in China’s stock market have triggered speculation that the Chinese economic miracle may be finally coming to an end. Combined with a declining growth rate in the country’s gross domestic product (“GDP”), many China observers worry that that the $4 trillion loss in stock market value since June will derail the government’s […]

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China’s Debt: How Serious Is It?

In a report ordered by China’s State Council last June, the country’s National Audit Office reported in December that the debts of China’s local governments had increased to RMB 17.9 trillion ($3.0 trillion) by the end of June, 2013. This amount, which includes contingent liabilities and debt guarantees, represents a 70 percent increase from the […]

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China’s SOEs: Expect More Focus on Profitability

China’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (“SASAC”) will now begin focusing more on profitability, not sales, in evaluating the performance of the state-owned enterprises (“SOEs”) that it supervises. This shift will have many implications for SOEs as well as their international counterparts in both China and the global marketplace. Despite the fact that China’s […]

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Major Trends in China: The Next 10 Years

As Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang take the reins of power from Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, they face many challenges, some so staggering that one wonders how they can ever be addressed. The major themes and trends that will influence the course of China’s economic development over the next ten years will be defined […]

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China Leads In Foreign Direct Investment

For the first time since 2003, China has surpassed the United States as the world’s largest recipient of global foreign direct investment (FDI). During the first six months of the year, FDI flows to China totaled $59 billion, a slight decline from $61 billion in the first half of 2011. Meanwhile, FDI flowing to the […]

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Making Sense Of China’s Numbers

Making Sense Of China’s Numbers

With most of the world’s major economies still sputtering, there isn’t a day that goes by that economic and business commentators don’t bring up China, and the fact that the biggest, fastest-growing economy in the world is slowing, and dampening the growth prospects for the global economy in the process. If that’s not bad enough, […]

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