Corporate Philanthropy in China, 2nd Edition: Creating Impact amid Challenges
Despite enormous growth in China’s nonprofit sector, charitable giving remains small compared to that of many Western countries. This report examines how a lack of transparency and available data complicate corporate philanthropy planning.(Research Report, October 2016)
China Center Quick Note: Expect Speed Bumps on the Road to Supply Side Structural Reform
Since its official promulgation at the Economic Work Conference in December 2015, the Supply Side Structural Reform program has emerged as the biggest and most important economic policy initiative of the Xi Jinping administration.(China Center Publications, October 2016)
China Center Data Flash: Temporary Stabilization—But No Improvement in Fundamentals
The data from August suggested strengthening growth in industrial production, retail sales, and exports. This has led many analysts to conclude that China is “muddling through” just fine. However, our outlook for the resumption of gradually slowing growth in 2H16 and into 2017 remains unchanged.(China Center Publications, October 2016)
China Center Slidicle: Middle-Aged Women in China—An Unutilized Workforce Opportunity?
Although population aging is unarguably the key driver of China’s constricting labor supply, gender and age discrimination with respect to female workers make matters worse.(China Center Publications, October 2016)
Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
Emerging economies are likely to have another challenging year in 2016.(Economics Watch Reports, September 2016)
China Center Quick Note: Back to Basics -- The CCP at 95
Since assuming command of the Communist Party of China (CCP) in late 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen one of the most fundamental transformations of the party in at least three decades. Already, this shift has effectively changed, and will continue to change, the government relations requirements for MNCs in China.(China Center Publications, September 2016)
China Center Data Flash: Acquiescing to lower growth?
Credit creation slowed more than expected in July, but the PBOC isn’t easing monetary policy yet and has publicly stated it won’t be doing so. This is a positive factor, assuming it persists, for facilitating long overdue economic restructuring.(China Center Publications, September 2016)
China Center Chart Dive: Watch out for a housing price down-cycle and its knock-on effects
There is a strong correlation between China’s monetary cycles and housing price cycles, but it is important to note that a down-cycle in housing prices means slower price growth, and not necessarily negative price growth.(China Center Publications, September 2016)
StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Will Greater Uncertainty Lead to Business Investment Paralysis?
Will greater uncertainty lead to business investment paralysis? In this issue of StraightTalk, Chief Economist Bart van Ark looks at the business implications of economic uncertainty and weakening of US corporate profits.(Key Business Issues, September 2016)
China Center Chart Dive: The CFETS Basket and RMB Valuation—How It Works and Why It Matters
China is now using 13 separate exchange rates to create a new index-based approach to help it manage the value of its currency. Known as the "CFETS basket" (China Foreign Exchange Trade System), this new tool is a weighted index designed to decouple the RMB from the USD.(China Center Publications, August 2016)