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20
Feb

China and the Eurasian Customs Union (EACU) / Eurasian Economic Union (EEU): From Rhetoric to Substance?

Before reading this article, we would recommend heading over to our post about the economic relationship between Russia and China, a post you can read by clicking HERE. Without reiterating what was already stated in the post in question, an important statement needs to be internalized so as to understand the true nature of the

19
Feb

Will (or Can) China Become a Democracy?

Those familiar with “all things China” and especially loyal ChinaFund.com readers have undoubtedly realized that a lot of things have either changed or are in the process of changing over in China. Whether we are talking about a transition from production and export-led economic growth to a consumption-oriented one or to cultural aspects such as

18
Feb

(How Much) Would Economic Sanctions Hurt China?

To avoid misunderstandings and make things perfectly clear right from the beginning, this article pertains exclusively to Russia-style sanctions aimed at potentially isolating the Chinese economy. It does not refer to more or less “tit for tat” trade war measures, such as those initiated by trading partners such as the United States and covered extensively

17
Feb

China and Germany: Macroeconomic Paradox of Thrift?

The idea of being “responsible” with your finances, whether we are referring to personal finance or the finances of a nation, has been the status quo (financial) goal for centuries upon centuries. For an individual, this means spending less than you produce and setting a little something aside on a regular basis. For a country,

14
Feb

Is China (Over) Reliant/Dependent on Russian Natural Resources and Commodities

Right off the bat, it is important to state that this article doesn’t cover China and Russia’s trade relationship in general, there is already a post about just that which can be accessed by clicking HERE. Instead, our (apparently simple) goal revolves around tackling two questions: Is China reliant or even dependent on Russian natural

13
Feb

Geopolitical Hot Spots and… China?

Whenever discussions surrounding geopolitical hot spots such as the Middle East or North Korea emerge, most experts usually end up choosing a binomial “United States vs. Russia” perspective. Indeed, it is quite remarkable how China is almost always the entity portrayed as the adversary of the United States from an economic perspective but on the

12
Feb

(More or Less Perceived) Chinese Double Standards and Ambivalence?

When embracing a new jurisdiction such as China as an investor, it is without a doubt important to wrap your head around a wide range of new let’s call it jargon: administrative regions, industry-specific particularities, you name it. However, while it is without a doubt important to understand the words that are being used, it’s

11
Feb

(When) Should You Sell Your Chinese Assets?

Right off the bat, it is important to point out that this article refers to simply selling assets that you currently hold as opposed to short selling. When it comes to short selling in general and short selling Chinese assets in particular, there is a separate article dedicated to just that on our website, one

10
Feb

(For How Long) Can China Rise Peacefully?

As mentioned in other ChinaFund.com articles, many of the vocal adversaries of today’s China have been willing to tolerate and even support China’s economic growth for an extended period of time (not just years but downright decades). Fast-forward to the present and we see China being painted as the proverbial economic as well as (geo)political

07
Feb

Understanding the Politburo (and Standing Committee) of the Communist Party of China

Those who believe political leadership structures “sound” too bureaucratic in the West should perhaps sit down before reading up on how things work in China, because the “first contact” moment might be quite shocking. On the other hand, those who grew up in communist or formerly communist nations (yours truly, for example, who grew up