CHINA ARTICLES: by other authors

Liu Xiaobo and the decline of China

Brett Stevens. The New York Times. July 14, 2017 Liu Xiaobo and the Decline of China Liu Xiaobo, the dissident writer who became China’s first Nobel Peace laureate when he won the prize in 2010, died in state custody on Thursday, having spent almost the last nine years of his life in prison. His death [...]

Geopolitics at play in China

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. February, 2017 China is confronted by a growing set of internal and external difficulties. Unless they are managed satisfactorily, Jim Rickards (below) believes that China's journey toward superpower status may be more problematic than both the West and China  realise.   Jim Rickards is an adviser on international economics and [...]

China’s Great Financial Wall is falling

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. January 2017 Although China defied predictions of a slowdown in 2016,  Jim Rickards (below) warns that 2017 may turn out very differently. Jim Rickards is an adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the US intelligence community. His assessment of China's at-risk economy and [...]

Handing the initiative to China

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. January, 2017 John Fitzgerald (below) is a professor at Swinbourne University of Technology. Before joining Swinburne in 2013 John served five years as Representative of The Ford Foundation in Beijing where he directed the Foundation's China operations. He has also served as Chair of the Education Committee of the Australia-China Council [...]

Stuck at the bottom in China

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. November, 2016 A timely article on the realities of the new China by Lijia Zhang – author of the forthcoming novel “Lotus.” Stuck at the Bottom in China Lijia Zhang. Op-Ed. New York Times. November 28, 2016 _______________________________________________________________________ BEIJING — In the early 1980s, China’s top leader, Deng Xiaoping, is said [...]

The future of Communist rule in China

An interview with Minxin Pei. By Michael Forsythe. Sinosphere. The New York Times. February 29, 2016 Will China's Communist Party stay in power in its present, authoritarian form? Mr. Pei, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, argues that the odds are high that by 2030, China’s government will be quite different, pushed to change [...]

Where is China headed?

Jerome A Cowen. China Spectator.  June 25, 2015 This timely assessment is based on Jerome A Cowen's 17 June 2015 testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives. Cowan is a professor of law at New York University. He is co-director of [...]

What it means to be Chinese

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. May/June 2015 Comment: This is one of the best summaries I have read on what it means to be Chinese in modern times. Highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to wrestle with the complexities of this ancient society. Those who hope to engage with China and its people will [...]

What if the China bears are right?

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. Cairns, Australia; and Chongqing, China. February, 2015 For the last few years, some Western economists have been warning of a hard landing for China's economy. Other observers predict that the landing will be soft rather than hard. At the moment, it appears that the Chinese government is engineering a soft [...]

Turnbull correct on China

Peter Cai. Business Spectator. September 2014 Politicians need to follow Turnbull's lead on China When Australian politicians talk about China, it is either about the $150 billion-plus a year trade relationship or the potential threat of China as the country adopts a more assertive foreign policy. The quality of discussion is rather primitive here when compared [...]

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