Category: Society

Buying Real Estate in China

Purchasing real estate in China can be a complex procedure. Because there are so many eligibility requirements for a mortgage and to buy real estate, it’s important for investors to be aware of the differences between owning real estate and...

/ November 23, 2016

VIDEO: Old World, New Minds: China’s Post-90s Generation

Business leaders around the world have long recognized the potential of China's consumer market. In this lively presentation to Asia Society, Chinese consumer expert Tom Doctoroff says marketers and business leaders needed to understand the "tension in the heart of...

/ November 21, 2016

Housing Bubble, Politics and Trouble: Problems and Policies for China’s Real Estate Market

Suppressing rising property prices is a common theme through President Xi Jinping’s speeches, the Ministry of Housing and Rural-Urban Development’s (MOHURD) policies, and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) campaigns. The state’s anti-corruption apparatus will continue to be deployed in...

/ November 4, 2016

City Spotlight: Investing in Hangzhou

Traditionally overshadowed by metropolises such as Shanghai and Beijing, Zhejiang Province’s capital city of Hangzhou found itself in the global spotlight during the G20 Summit. To beautify the city and ease congestion for its international guests, the government shut down...

/ October 26, 2016

VIDEO: The Role of NGOs in Cultural Heritage Conservation

Heritage preservation has long been associated with the conservation of grand monuments driven by the state, but Kuanghan Li, director of Global Heritage Fund's China Program, explains to Asia Society that NGOs could play the role of instigator and facilitator...

/ October 21, 2016

China’s New National Fitness Plan and Emerging Opportunities in the Sports Industry

The 2016-2020 National Fitness Plan creates great potential for foreign investment. This is particularly true with football, where foreign input is highly valued in China. However, sport is only one side of the coin: fitness also provides a large opportunity....

/ October 14, 2016

Challenges in Global Governance

Difficulties of unprecedented scale confront global governance and inefficient multilateral mechanisms. To face the difficulties which challenge the formation and implementation of global governance rules, multilateral mechanisms must find ways to avert the threat of world economic recession, reform the...

/ October 5, 2016

Out of the Scrapyard: How Foreign Involvement Can Help Solve China’s e-Waste Crisis

This summer, the US Congress introduced a bill aimed at stemming the country’s regular flow of discarded electronics to China. The United States exports large amounts of e-waste to the Middle Kingdom—albeit often unintentionally—contributing to health and environmental problems and...

/ September 26, 2016

Meat’s off the Menu: Exploring Opportunities for Meat Alternatives in China

The Chinese government issued new dietary guidelines recommended by the Health Ministry that aim for a 50 percent reduction in the country’s meat consumption by 2030. China consumes about 30 percent of the world’s meat, including half of its pork,...

/ September 21, 2016

Strength in Numbers: Opportunities in China’s Sharing Economy

Advances in mobile technology and app development have given rise to a new business model that has profoundly affected the transportation, ecommerce, and lodging industries. The sharing economy refers to third-party online service providers that help businesses and individuals turn...

/ September 2, 2016