Submitted by christian on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 22:42
China has surpassed the United States in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP) becoming the largest in the world by this measure, International Monetary Fund estimates show.
Submitted by christian on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:09
This article was written by Adam Tiffen, a member of the Truman National Security Project’s Defense Council in the U.S. who currently works in sustainable development. Views expressed are his own. Article has been edited.
"To support its booming economic growth, China’s demand for natural resources has become insatiable. In exchange for locking up access to natural resources, China has authorized billions of dollars in loans to African governments. With an increasing number of these governments beholden to China, a new imperial empire is taking shape in Africa.
Submitted by christian on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:55
For many companies, dealing with the Chinese government is a humbling experience. The State Council consists of 28 Ministries and Commissions. The Head of each Ministry and Commission carries the title of Minister, a ranking equivalent to that of a Provincial Governor. China's leaders are not elected and can't lay claim to a democratic mandate.
Submitted by christian on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:58
Europe’s future relationship with China one of its most important “strategic partners” will be determined to a large extent by Germany’s rapidly evolving bilateral relationship with China. Germany is China’s number-one trade partner in the EU: nearly half of all EU exports to China come from Germany; nearly a quarter of EU imports from China go to Germany. The increase in trade between China and Germany during the last decade and, in particular, in German exports to China has exceeded all expectations.