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18
Jun

China and Japan: Robust Trading Partners, Geopolitical Frenemies

It is hard to discuss China and Japan without mentioning the many geopolitical tensions that are plaguing the diplomatic relationships between the world’s #2 and #3 countries by nominal GDP. However, even diplomatic relationships that seem blocked can display signs of volatility, especially in light of the serious concerns both of these countries are manifesting

17
Jun

The (In)Famous China – United States Trade Relationship

Perhaps the most important aspect to understand about the trade-related tensions between China and the United States is the fact that the stakes are extremely high. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, China is currently the most significant trading partner of the United States, with roughly $737 billion in goods and

16
Jun

The Dynamic of China’s Relationship with the European Union

With all of the attention the trade relationship of China and the United States is receiving, China’s dynamic with the European Union from a trade perspective tends to be less discussed. However, this doesn’t stop the European Union from being China’s main trading partner or China from representing the second trading partner of the European

16
Jun

Challenges Faced by Those Who Want to Invest in China

While China is most definitely one of the top places to be as an investor and while most of the articles you can find on ChinaFund.com make it clear why as well as how to maximize results, it is worth nothing that there are challenges you need to be aware of if you are thinking

15
Jun

Making Sense of China’s True Growth Potential?

There are perhaps three main aspects which make some analysts believe China doesn’t have all that much growth potential anymore: China currently has a very high nominal GDP (90 trillion Yuan for 2018, roughly $13 trillion), so how much room can there possibly be to continue not just growing but also outperforming other nations? As

14
Jun

How Much Access to China Do Foreign Financial Sector Investors Have?

One of the main reasons why foreigners involved in the financial sector are sometimes reluctant when it comes to exploring opportunities in China is represented by the fact that due to legislative uncertainties, the landscape for tends to be perceived as unpredictable. In other words, investors need to know that they presence in China is

14
Jun

(Why) Should Foreigners Invest in China?

If you’re an American, German or Japanese investor, you probably feel more comfortable with domestic investments. Or even if you venture outside the domestic realm as let’s say a German, you most likely feel more secure gaining exposure to a more established market such as the US one, perhaps by investing in an index fund

13
Jun

Could China Be at the Center of the Next Monetary System?

For a reasonably long period of time, currencies were fully backed by gold or silver. In other words, a piece of paper money was simply a bank note (hence the name, an etymology long-forgotten as far as most people are concerned) that granted you the right to receive a certain amount of precious metals, should

12
Jun

China, the United States and the EU in the Context of the Next Financial Crisis

Never before has this much time passed between recessions than at this point, with the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis (commonly referred to as the Great Recession) seeming like a distant memory… this should mean it’s time to celebrate, right? After all, so much prosperity that will seemingly never end must be a good thing… or

11
Jun

The Auto Companies That Turned China Into the World’s #1 Auto Producer and Buyer

While the average US or European consumer may very well have never heard of a Chinese auto company, the fact remains that China is both the #1 producer of automobiles (with over 25 million passenger cars and over 4 million commercial vehicles for the year 2017 alone) and the #1 buyer of cars worldwide (with