Over the past decades, the wired world of tech and business have come to dominate economies around the world, and nowhere more than in China and the United States. Interestingly, the power of these massive, almost monopolistic, tech giants, as well as their role and impact on society, are now finally being reconsidered in both places.
Dating back to 1953, China’s system of Five-Year Plans has long been dismissed as anachronistic, but it remains crucial to guidance of the economy. Five-Year Plans occupy a central place in China’s complex system of governance. For just as China’s economy has reformed and adapted in the last 37 years, so too has the planning framework. There are clear signs that planning will remain an indispensable component of Chinese economic and political development for years to come.
The government has finally issued guidelines to regulate China’s internet finance industry, but the devil may lie in the yet-to-come details.
China’s stock market crash left a host of casualties in its wake—from a weakened renminbi to plummeting commodity prices.
Having established their dominance at home, China’s leading tech companies are increasingly turning their gaze overseas
Multinationals in China are coming under increased scrutiny due to allegations of tax evasion.
China is revising the laws that govern the variable interest entity, a complicated structure used by many companies to bypass foreign investment restrictions. What are the implications?
The sharing economy has been threatening traditional industries in the West. Now it’s gaining a foothold in China.
A year on from its debut, we examine the hits and the misses of the much-touted Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
Amazon China is redoubling its efforts, but will it succeed at the second attempt in the country’s hyper-competitive e-commerce sector?