Tag: Infrastructure

China and the Developmental State Model

Is China a developmental state? China’s economic success—it is the world’s second-largest economy—did not simply happen. The state played a critical role in this rapid expansion, but many question the level to which this intervention was institutionalized. While China has...

/ May 12, 2017

Chinese Investment Tripled in US in 2016, Doubled in Europe

Combined Chinese direct investment in the advanced economies of North America and Europe more than doubled in 2016 to a record $94.2 billion as China continued its transition to a new growth model, in line with its rapidly maturing economy.

/ March 27, 2017

After Paris Climate Agreement, What’s Next?

When it comes to forging international agreements the U.S. and Europe are oceans apart from China and Russia in their politics. At the UN, when there is the need for unanimity on the Security Council for action China and Russia...

/ June 8, 2016

Break the Vicious Cycles Choking China’s Economy

As China enters a new stage of economic development, the key to continued growth will be reforms aimed to shift the the country’s dependence on investment to more sustainable areas of development.

/ March 21, 2016

Where Does China Rank in the World?

By Bonita Chen Since the beginning of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in 1978, China has undergone unrivaled rapid economic growth, boosting an average GDP growth rate of 10 percent over the last three decades. But as China’s...

/ July 24, 2015
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China’s CITIC Antes Up $113 Billion for Silk Road Initiative

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese state-owned conglomerate CITIC Ltd. announced last week that it will invest upwards of $113 billion dollars into China’s “One Belt, One Road” (aka the New Silk Road) initiative. The money will come from its banking, securities,...

/ June 30, 2015

China Forms Infrastructure Bank Despite US Opposition

By Lauren Dodillet Representatives from China, India, and 19 other Asian nations gathered in Beijing last Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China, which proposed the project last year, hopes the...

/ October 30, 2014

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

Infrastructure and the Environment in Chinese Cities: Prospects for Improvement

by John Bachmann and Joe Burnett Infrastructure has opened the door to socio-economic development in China. Economic growth—facilitated in part by roads, water, and power investments— has helped pull roughly 700 million people above the poverty line in the last...

/ July 1, 2012

Economic Development Policies for Central and Western China

The PRC government has ramped up incentives to develop central and western China—will foreign companies bite?by Nancy Huang, Joie Ma, and Kyle SullivanChina launched two strategies to develop its central and western regions in the last decade. The PRC State...