Our Research Focus at the China Center

 

Macroeconomics


  • What is the near and medium-term outlook?
  • What statistics make sense?
  • What are the dynamics of growth and the risks to the economy?

 

Productivity and Competitiveness


  • Can China sustain continued productivity gains and move up the value added curve?
  • How are Chinese sectors and industries performing?
  • What is the capacity or over-capacity situation in Chinese industry, really?

 

Human Capital and Labor Markets


  • What is the size and what are the characteristics of China's talent pool?
  • What are the supply/demand dynamics for talent?
  • What is really going on with employment, unemployment and wages?
  • What talent management practices work best in China?

 

Consumer Markets


  • What is really going on with household consumption in China?
  • Is it becoming "the" next growth driver?
  • Amidst a significant demographic shift, what is the evolving nature and composition of spending?

 

Finance Sector and Institutional Development


  • Can China continue to have economic development without institutional reform and independent and empowered market and legal safeguards?
  • What are the sources and levels of instability in the system?
  • How can systemic risk be remedied?

 

Regulatory Dynamics and Playing Fields


  • How is the competitive and operating environment evolving in China, in particular for MNC companies?
  • What are the competitive dynamics between State, private and foreign firms in the market?
  • What is the nature and use of laws and regulations, and where are the shifting points of regulatory influence?

 

Sustainability and Philanthropy


  • What are the economic and social costs associated with environmental degradation in China?
  • How can resource demand be balanced against supply constraints?
  • What are the emerging standards, benchmarks and best practices for corporate sustainability practices in China?
  • How is China's civil society sector developing, and what are the interdependencies between the state, business, and civil society?
  • How are businesses engaging with NGOs in China?
  • What are current corporate giving trends and community engagement practices in China?

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