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June 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | Yu Miaojie


In an academic area lacking Chinese representation, a Chinese economist is building an international reputation by deftly deciphering China’s global economic role. NewsChina talks with him about his research and what the country can do to spur growth

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May 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | Two Sessions

Retooling Reform

The Chinese market often thinks differently than those who attempt to command it. With better communication and a more thorough understanding of market forces, upcoming policies might have a better chance of bringing about their intended results

April 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | Middle East

View from China

Shifts in regional power and pride add fuel to the growing fire raging between Saudi Arabia and Iran, in the eyes of Chinese analysts. The old game will continue, but the long-standing foes will not come to blows

April 2016 Issue | by Li Jia

China’s Middle East Agenda

Islamic State (IS) has put China on its long list of target countries after claiming “infringement of Muslim rights”, and has included Xinjiang on the map of IS’s envisioned ‘future caliphate.’

February 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | Reserve Currency


Symbolically, the yuan’s inclusion in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies may provide a confidence boost to China’s economy and currency. Substantially, the leadership’s ambition behind the milestone lies in bolstering China’s supply of goods and services to Chinese consumers, which in turn can only be made possible through reform

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January 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | 13th Five-year Plan

Rule of Fives

China’s growth slowdown and the central government’s ambitious vision could provide a new bittersweet context for economic reform. A bottom-up driving force should not be underestimated

January 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | 13th Five-year Plan

New Games, New Rules

By shaking up major platforms for global and regional economic governance, China is displaying both ambition and caution on its journey towards becoming a global rule maker

December 2015 Issue | by Li Jia | Japan’s Constitutional Reinterpretation


Japan recently passed legislation that reinterprets its pacifist constitution. NewsChina examines what this reveals about the tense tug-of-war that is Sino-Japanese relations

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December 2015 Issue | by Li Jia | Commentary

Down to Business

China needs new perspectives and new actions to convince the market and alleviate fears that the world’s second-largest economy is spiraling

October 2015 Issue | by He Bin, Li Jia | New Expressway Policy


The controversy surrounding China’s revised highway toll policy is more a question of transparency and accountability than whether or not people are willing to pay to use the roads

October 2015 Issue | by Li Jia | Abe’s 70th Anniversary Message


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have bent over backwards during his speech for the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II defeat in order to appease those expecting an outright apology while not actually directly admitting responsibility. It may make more sense for observers to look beyond Abe’s speech, instead of waiting for an apology that may never come

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September 2015 Issue | by Li Jia | China-EU Relations


China and the EU are trying to discover new products, new partnerships and new possibilities to boost the world’s second-largest trading relationship

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