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08
Jun

Surprising Industries China Is Currently Dominating

There are countless stories surrounding China’s potential: industries that are likely to grow, its GDP per Capita which is also likely to go up and the list could go on and on. “Potential” is perhaps the most commonly-used word to describe aspects related to emerging economies but when it comes to China at this point

07
Jun

Is China Doing Enough to Fix Its Pollution Problem?

This is, without a doubt, one of the trickiest issues to tackle. However, in today’s world where more and more attention is given to sustainable economic development rather than GDP growth at all costs, an economic analysis that is oblivious to the pollution dimension cannot paint a satisfactory picture of reality. First and foremost: yes,

06
Jun

China’s Top Artificial Intelligence Companies – A Quick Analysis

It is unfortunately that the myth about China not having the ability to pull its weight when it comes to hi-tech is still being perpetuated. While this has been true while China was playing technological catch-up with the rest of the world, it is no longer the case. At this point and beyond, there is

05
Jun

China and Modern-Day (Post-Reform) Imports: From Bumpy Road to Culture-Altering Phenomenon

December of 1978 marks a momentous occasion, with China’s reforms finally giving foreign players reasonable access to its domestic market and as of 1979, major companies starting taking advantage of the fact that imports were allowed by China, with Japan’s Panasonic, the US companies IBM as well as Coca-Cola and French Pierre Cardin being among

05
Jun

China’s Pre-Reform Import Timeline: From Silk Road to 20th Century

As mentioned in our “brief” economic history of China post, let’s just say the Chinese have never been all that fond of foreigners. For the most part, they considered them inferior “barbarians” (a commonly-used term) that needed to be kept at bay. However, this doesn’t mean no trade whatsoever existed, not at all. As of

04
Jun

Demographic Trends in China Over (Almost) Half a Century

Over the past let’s say 40 years, much like most of the other aspects associated with China, there have been quite a few noteworthy developments when it comes to demographic trends, with implications when it comes to anything from education and family consumption habits to tourism and the pension system. In the 60s, China’s birth

04
Jun

China’s Positive Impact on the World in 7 (Recent) Examples

When it comes to a lot of media outlets (the overwhelming majority), it’s a well-known fact that controversy sells and that negative news or analysis tends to improve ratings. As such, while we tend to hear a lot about the things that are less than stellar in China, far less attention is given to the

03
Jun

China and the Internet of Things (… of Everything, Really)

A common theme here on ChinaFund.com is making it clear that the image of a country that’s dependent on the exports of low value-added products has nothing to do with 21st century China because: It’s no longer as dependent on exports, with over two thirds of its GDP being internal consumption-driven China is the global

02
Jun

Is China’s Economy Slowing Down?

China’s 2018 GDP ended up reaching 90 trillion Yuan (slightly over $13 trillion), a 6.6% YOY growth which represents the slowest pace since 1990. For 2019, the growth rate is estimated to be in the 6% to 6.5% zone. While these percentages may seem impressive by Western standards, they are not as impressive if one

01
Jun

The Current State of China – US Relations

One might say that Richard Nixon’s 1972 China visit represented the first brick in a China – US international relations dynamic that expanded dramatically as of Deng Xiaoping’s term. For the most part, it can be considered a success story due to its combination between competition and cooperation. However… things are most definitely trickier in