China Blogs


  1. An interview with David Hoffman, Managing Director of the Conference Board’s China Center
    Market shake-outs – as typical of creative destruction cycles, even those with “Chinese characteristics” – should yield better operating conditions over the longer-term, especially for competitive firms. At this critical juncture, executives need to understand the gamut of potential China exposures facing their companies – both positive and negative – so that they can position their companies to exploit associated opportunities and mitigate risks.
    (China Center Blog, March 2018)

  2. Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom
    Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years.
    (China Center Blog, February 2018)

  3. CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China
    The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.
    (China Center Blog, February 2018)

  4. Assessing the comparative economic risk levels of Chinese provinces
    Data show provincial economic risk levels generally decreased in 2016; heading into 2018, the risk status is likely similar, or even improved, since YE2016. However, risk levels remain elevated.
    (China Center Blog, February 2018)

  5. Is China's intangible investing catching up? Not yet.
    Intangible assets are especially important for China. Its remarkable rapid growth over the past three decades has enormously enlarged China’s manufacturing relative to that of the US, but in terms of labor productivity China appears to still be far away from American levels.
    (China Center Blog, January 2018)


  1. How China Fudges Its Numbers
    The Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report discusses a town in Guangdong Province that overstated its industrial output by 300 percent in 2012.
    (China Center Blog, June 2013)

  2. Beijing Housing Vacancy Rate at 28.9%: Survey
    A survey by the Beijing Police last year showed the city has 13.2 million units of houses, of which 3.8 million are confirmed vacant, putting its housing vacancy rate at 28.9%
    (China Center Blog, June 2013)

  3. China Failure to Grow With $1 Trillion Is Warning to Li
    Bloomberg: China’s economy is proving less responsive to credit, escalating pressure on Premier Li Keqiang to strengthen the role of private enterprise.
    (China Center Blog, June 2013)

  4. Supersizing Small Cities in China
    China's Economic Observer newspaper examines some of the challenges facing Li Keqiang's urbanization plans. Says one city planner: "If there is no industry, why do we need so many people and what will we do with them?"
    (China Center Blog, May 2013)

  5. Chinese SOEs and “invisible benefits”
    Ten major SOEs were found to have violated financial regulations by offering staff a variety of “invisible benefits”, according to audit reports for 2012 on the NAO’s website.
    (China Center Blog, May 2013)