Internal Affairs

08
Jan

Bitcoin/Crypto Mining in China: Energy Sector Blessing or Ticking Time Bomb?

It is a fairly established fact that while China has nothing against blockchain technology (on the contrary, as explained HERE), it is definitely not a fan of existing blockchain projects that it has no control over, such as bitcoin and the various altcoins that exist (as explained HERE). As such, many outside observers assume China

26
Dec

Religion in China: A Brief Overview

Thinking you can become a balanced investor in Chinese assets without a firm grasp on at the very least the basics with respect to culture would be misguided at best. And having a firm grasp on “all things culture” without including religion into the mix would be (severely) sub-optimal, so let us take a few

29
Nov

Censorship in China: A Multi-Generational Paradigm?

Pretty much all analysts acknowledge that censorship-related practices tend to be ubiquitous in China, with the main debates revolving around their effectiveness (or lack thereof). Of course, there is the occasional contrarian analyst who believes the issue is blown out of proportion but for the most part, the “Is censorship a significant issue in China?”

01
Nov

Is China a Multi-Party Country and Do Opposition Forces Exist?

As is the case with quite a few ChinaFund.com articles in particular and China in general, the question which constitutes the title of this post has a complex “yes, but no” answer. In other words yes, China is indeed technically a multi-party country in that the Communist Party of China is not the only one

25
Oct

As (Not) Seen on TV: China’s Poorest Regions

Time and time again, Western media depictions of China involve prosperous neighborhoods from Beijing or Shanghai, industrial success stories such as Shenzhen and so on. At the political level, the same principle tends to be valid in many cases, for example president Donald Trump criticizing China for continuing to define itself as a developing nation

14
Oct

Law Enforcement in China: How Strict Is Too Strict?

The Chinese authorities frequently take pleasure in mentioning the fact that in China, crime rates are among the lowest in the world. On the one hand, we need to understand that more so than with other countries, official statistics should be taken with a grain of salt as far as China is concerned. It is

11
Oct

The Rule of Law in China: “Wild West” or First World Status?

As someone who grew up in Eastern Europe, I’ve witnessed first-hand that simply having comprehensive laws in place is nowhere near enough. If this were the only variable involved in the rule of law equation, China as well as my own country would pass the proverbial test relatively easily. Unfortunately, things tend to be multiple

25
Sep

Navigating Through Propaganda in China… and Elsewhere?

As stated ad nauseam here at ChinaFund.com, investors who are genuinely interested in gaining exposure to Chinese assets have a lot of legwork ahead of them (either that or, of course, working with consultants such as us) if they are serious about generating sustainable results. From understanding the multiple facets of the Chinese economy (something

10
Aug

The China Internet Security Law: Necessity or Perfect Excuse?

As a business owner who is interested in tapping into China’s huge market, you need to understand you may very well be one legislative action away from having to pack up your bags and leave (among other things, ChinaFund.com can help you gain some much-needed legislative clarity before making business-altering decisions, something arguably more important

09
Aug

China and Capital Flight: From Risk Mitigation to Excessive Control?

No matter which industry you are involved it, you’ve most likely come across more or less frustrating measures in the sphere of capital controls when it comes to the Chinese dimension of the industry in question. From brick and mortar industry limitations to China banning practices pertaining to exotic industries such as cryptocurrency-related ones, the