China Publications

2016

  1. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Quality over Quantity: How Business Can Generate Sustainable Growth in a Slow Global Economy

    Our outlook for global economic growth remains modest at 2.4 percent in 2016 and 2.7 percent in 2017. While growth rates between mature and emerging markets have rapidly converged, significant variation between regions remains.

    (Key Business Issues, May 2016)

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Sentiment improved somewhat into the second quarter of 2016, but emerging markets’ economic fundamentals are weak and the growth outlook remains fragile.

    (Economics Watch Reports, May 2016)

  3. China ResearchGraphic: The Growing Importance of Sustainability Reporting in China

    The Chinese government’s intensifying focus on improving the sustainability reporting of local companies indicates that better sustainability reporting is desired by regulators, and the demand of the Chinese public for better sustainability standards, enforcement, and transparency is driving this trend.

    (China Center Publications, May 2016)

  4. China Center Data Flash: Credit where credit isn’t due—the continuing structural deterioration in Q1

    On April 15, China's Q1 growth was officially announced as 6.7 percent. The construction and real estate sectors were the primary growth drivers in the quarter. While some declared a cyclical rebound, we disagree. 

    (China Center Publications, May 2016)

  5. China ResearchGraphic: The Big Cleanup—What Are China's National Green Policy Targets?

    China’s environment has suffered immensely from economic growth, and a major and sustained environmental cleanup is looming. Understanding the plans and targets is thus critical to detecting policy changes and assuring organizational readiness.

    (China Center Publications, April 2016)

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.

    (Economics Watch Reports, April 2016)

  7. China Center Quick Note: China, the WTO, and the "Market Economy Status" Debate

    Has China become a market economy?

    (China Center Publications, April 2016)

  8. China ResearchGraphic: Labor Strife in China -- Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    As China's economic slowdown deepens and associated volatilities increase, labor unrest is on the rise. Data collected by China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based NGO, shows that the number of labor strikes has increased dramatically over the past three years.

    (China Center Publications, April 2016)

  9. China ResearchGraphic - Income, Consumption, and Savings in China: Now and in 2025

    How will disposable income and consumption evolve for Chinese households?

    (China Center Publications, April 2016)

  10. China Center Quick Take: China's New Charity Law -- What's the Impact on Corporate Giving Programs?

    Last month, China’s first comprehensive charity law was passed by the National People’s Congress. Critics argue that the law aims to co-opt civil society to support the government’s interests, but if implemented well, the new law should yield an improved operating environment for MNCs working with local nonprofits on community engagement and other CSR programs.

    (China Center Publications, April 2016)