Tag Archives: US-China Relations

The First China War

I’ve spent the weekend devouring and digesting The War for China’s Wallet. Shaun Rein takes a deep dive into China’s economic strategy, stability, and appeal to developing nations, as well as a timely critique of America’s weakness on all of … Continue reading

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More than a Middle Class

A billion people in China are NOT in the middle class. Typically we hear about the roughly 300 million people that make up China’s middle class. This figure makes marketers drool, and is the cause for much self-congratulation by the … Continue reading

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Knowing what we don’t know: the Chinese economy

One thing that strikes me about us serious China observers is that we are frequently and completely wrong about the direction China is headed. In the 1980s many top analysts predicted that without democracy China would be unable to grow … Continue reading

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Project Proposal: Comment

In the first presidential debate, both candidates stated that nuclear weapons are the greatest threat facing humanity (one of the few points on which they agreed). Nuclear weapons are a big threat, potentially. Some, including President Obama, make a strong … Continue reading

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Project Proposal

Project Title: The decision-making of social entrepreneurs in China’s urban villages (PDF Version) Overview: I am seeking funds to complete field research for my doctoral dissertation. I am studying how Chinese citizens are working to solve the many problems faced … Continue reading

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Seeking Common Ground

Recent studies suggest that a phenomenon known as “social entrepreneurship” has emerged and been increasing in China over the past decade (Gu 2012; Zhao 2012; Zhao 2014; Zhou et al. 2013). In countries around the world, researchers have observed private … Continue reading

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What’s bigger than China?

A snapshot of present-day China depicts an unwieldy economy, fraught with cronyism, a lack of transparency, and a variety of social and environmental powder-kegs primed to explode after three-and-half decades of rapid industrialization. Through even the most rose-colored lens – … Continue reading

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