From playing cards and plastic straws to new energy vehicles and advanced robotics, China is looking to drastically transform its manufacturing industry. For years China’s economy has been driven by cheap export items that have found there way into the homes of people around the… Read More
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Why the China model won’t work magic in Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s proud population, stabilising governance, improved infrastructure and a steady economic growth rate has led some observers to suggest the East African state may be the next to experience an economic miracle of Chinese proportions. Read the full article here.
Xi’s ‘Urban Dream’: A Dream for All?
China’s position as the world’s second-largest economy is due in no small part to the state’s ability to replace their once agrarian based system with a new ‘Urban Dream’. This dream, which aims to have 60 per cent of the population living in urban environments… Read More
Putting Central Asia back on the map: the pragmatic politics of BRI
As Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) wraps itself around the Central Asian region which lies to China’s immediate west, it poses as the crucial link to Europe and beyond. With Russia apathetic toward its role as the major trading partner to the significant region,… Read More
Tigers and Flies: power consolidation in Xi’s anti-corruption drive
A strong anti-corruption campaign has been at the centre of Xi Jinping’s time as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCP) since his inauguration in 2012. This position has not changed in the subsequent years. Xi still promises to eliminate the ‘tigers and… Read More