Category: Politics

Will China fold on structural issues? An algorithm says not any time soon.

Want to predict China’s policy changes? A new machine learning algorithm, called the Policy Change Index (PCI) for China, looks at the state-run paper People's Daily and is a leading indicator of China’s policy shifts from 1951 to the most...

The Handshake that Changed the World

Forty-seven years ago today, Nixon grasped the hand of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, an image that represented a sea change in foreign relations for the two countries. Lesser known, however, is the story of how those images were captured and...

/ February 21, 2019
President Carter and Vice Premier Deng at the Performance of American Arts

January 29, 1979 Performance of American Arts for Deng Xiaoping

In January 1979, Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping visited the United States, where the US-China Business Council arranged a performance of a range of American acts, including the iconic John Denver. Read more about the event and see the original...

/ January 28, 2019

Ghosts of Fukushima: The Evolution and Future of China’s Nuclear Power

The Fukushima Daiichi accident shaped not only Japanese but also Chinese public opinion, and dramatically altered Beijing’s plans for the expansion of its own nuclear energy program. Seven years later, however, China may be returning to ambitious plans for its...

/ October 23, 2018

Austin and the Midnight Pitch: Building Export Business with China

The city of Austin, Texas has developed a partnership with Chinese internet giant Alibaba to boost exports of US-produced goods to Chinese consumers.

/ September 11, 2018

Belt and Road: The Final Frontier

Chinese companies are expanding into space: China has bolstered its BeiDou satellite network to assist the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative.

/ August 10, 2018

Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to China’s Government Inspections

By Alexander Chipman Koty On July 6, China announced a campaign to inspect local governments and departments, signaling the central government’s resolve to implement core policies. The announcement, detailed in the State Council’s Circular about the Launch of Inspection Program for Departments and...

/ July 26, 2018

The Trade War Is On Hold – But the Politicized Trade and Investment Climate Is Here to Stay

Although deals are being hammered out between the United States and China to help avert a trade war, even a best case scenario still entails the corrosion of trust in the trade partnership between the world's largest economies.

/ June 7, 2018

Fact Sheet: Communist Party Groups in Foreign Companies in China

The Chinese government is pushing foreign companies to include party organizations among their employees. Where do these companies stand if they don't want to acquiesce to their demands?

/ May 31, 2018

A Short History of Trade Wars

Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been high lately. With the potential of a trade war looming, Sarah Pavlak takes a historical view of how these commercial spats usually pan out.

/ May 24, 2018