China

What’s Causing the Winter Haze in China?

April 11, 2017

Attempts to slow down the existing conditions with emission reduction legislation and return of Eurasia sea ice will take substantial amount of time says Professor Yuhang Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology

Industrial Overcapacity Behind Stalled Wage Growth in China

March 7, 2017

Richard Vague says private-debt is financing harmful economic growth in the nation

Is China’s Economy Headed Towards Financial Crisis?

January 25, 2017

Economist Richard Vague says China is acting much like Japan did in the decade before its crisis in the 90’s

Trump Taiwan Phone Call Not an Impulsive Act

December 7, 2016

Professor Ho-Fung Hung tells Paul Jay that Trump’s call to the President of Taiwan signals a deeper shift in Washington’s China policy

Wilkerson on Heightened Tensions in the South China Sea

May 20, 2016

Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says recent US and Chinese air force posturing could easily deteriorate into unwanted disasters

Col. Wilkerson: All War Games Between China and US Lead to Nuclear Attacks

February 22, 2016

TRNN Replay: Discussing the tension in the South China Sea, former Bush administration official Larry Wilkerson says the US should ratify the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea treaty – but won’t because of big oil and mining interests

China Considers Putting Nukes Under Military Control

February 17, 2016

Colonel Larry Wilkerson explains the significance of China considering placing nuclear arsenal on high alert

China Faces Challenges Over Currency Valuation and Wages

January 12, 2016

Economist Rob Johnson says China is undergoing a major transition from an export-led economy to a domestic demand-led economy

Chinese Debt Bubble About to Burst

January 11, 2016

Economist James Henry and Ho-fung Hung say China’s debt-to-GDP ratio above 240% is an indicator that there is a major disconnect between the market and the real economy

Saber Rattling in Washington Prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Visit

September 7, 2015

Prof. Henry Rosemont says Obama must ignore all the saber-rattling by the Republican candidates for president and try to focus on this historic opportunity to build US-China relations, by following a few steps, that he lays out in this interview with Sharmini Peries

The Sky Is Not Falling? China’s Stock Market Impact

August 26, 2015

Economist James Henry discusses China and its impact on global markets

Devaluation of the Chinese Yuan Sends Markets into Flux

August 14, 2015

Liberalization of the Chinese market place means less central government control over it, says Economist Zhun Xu

China Bails Out Stock Market with $209 Billion Stimulus, but Who’s Getting Saved?

July 20, 2015

Political economist Zhun Xu of Beijing’s Remnin University says China is bailing out its own public enterprises as part of a flawed plan to jumpstart the economy through the stock market

Chinese Economy Running Off the Cliff and There Is Nothing Beneath It

July 9, 2015

Rob Johnson of the Institute for New Economic Thinking says the People’s Bank of China is behind the market plunge

Hong Kong Police Shut Down The “Umbrella Revolution” (1/2)

December 8, 2014

CY Leung expects “furious resistance” from Occupy Central as police carry out order to shutdown Admiralty Square, police tactics has become increasingly heavy- handed, says Sean Starrs, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the City University of Hong Kong.

US-China Climate Accord is Neither “Historic” nor a “Landmark”

November 12, 2014

While it is important for China and the US, the two largest CO2 emitters, to walk hand in hand in cooperation, the agreement lacks “all of the above strategies” required to achieve the necessary reductions, says Janet Redman of IPS and Professor Minqi Li of the University of Utah

How Socialist China Became the Workshop of the World (2/2)

October 13, 2014

Public workers demonstrate against privatization, and migrant workers fight super exploitation, but we hear very little about that in the West, says Prof. Yuezhi Zhao of Simon Fraser University

Whose Interests Are Served by Occupy Hong Kong?

October 13, 2014

Assistant Professor Sean Kenji Starrs reports from the front lines of the uprisings

Will Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution Spark Uprisings in Mainland China? (1/2)

October 10, 2014

Scholar Yuezhi Zhao argues the Umbrella Revolution does not appeal to broader struggles within mainland China

Hong Kong Protests Carefully Choreographed, Not Spontaneous

October 6, 2014

Tiananmen analogies are a barrier to understanding what’s really going on in Hong Kong, says Peter Lee, journalist for Asia Times Online