Tag: Economic Trends

Handling Mass Layoffs in China’s Manufacturing Sector

As China’s annual growth begins to slow, mass layoffs may be unavoidable for many American manufacturers as they are faced with declining demand and rising business costs. It is important for these companies to understand the complicated conditions and strict...

/ April 22, 2016

13th Five Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

The PRC National People’s Congress recently released China's 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development to outline economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020. As companies form their corporate objectives, identifying areas...

/ April 14, 2016

Public Debt, Emerging Market Slowdown Pose Risks for China’s Economy in 2014

Brookings Fellow David Dollar says that China’s 2014 GDP target is “very achievable,” but risks at home and in the global economy could put the brakes on growth. By Christina Nelson In January, the International Monetary Fund projected that China’s...

/ February 4, 2014

Survey: More View China as World’s Leading Economy

America’s image abroad is more positive than China’s, but a growing number of people believe China will overtake the United States as the top economy By Christina Nelson  The United States remains more popular abroad than China, but a growing...

/ July 18, 2013

Economist: To Tackle its Problems, China Must Continue to Invest

Without more investment, an economist argues that China cannot solve its most pressing problems, including pollution, traffic congestion, food security, and the quality of medical and educational services. By Ben Baden These days the general consensus is that China must...

/ June 10, 2013

China in 2013: A Year of Transition

China’s economy will continue to grow at a high rate, and the government will implement reforms incrementally.by Minggao ShenChina is entering a pivotal decade that could bring the country lasting prosperity. The 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party...

/ January 1, 2013

Government Provides Clues into China’s Foreign Investment Plans for Strategic Industries

by Kyle Sullivan PRC leaders recently shed light on how China intends to incorporate foreign investment into its goals for developing strategic emerging industries. A mix of seven high-tech sectors, the strategic emerging industries (SEIs) will account for roughly eight...

/ January 1, 2012

China’s Economy: After the Stimulus

Three economists discuss their outlooks for China’s economy.Despite the global economic downturn and uncertainty about the health of the global economy, China’s economy remained a relative bright spot in 2009. Though global trade contracted 12 percent—and Chinese exports slowed—China’s economy...

/ July 1, 2010

Consumption: New Key to Chinese Growth

China must boost domestic demand to absorb new productive capacity.by Erik BrittonChina’s economy has achieved stunning growth since it entered the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Annual growth has averaged 10 percent in real terms over the last decade,...

/ July 1, 2010

Beijingers’ Views of Americans

by Isaac Stone Fish Though it is difficult to generalize about Beijing’s roughly 17 million residents, in the seven years I’ve been traveling to and from China, I have noticed similarities in the way Beijingers discuss international relations with strangers...

/ May 1, 2009