Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 14
International Image

How dominant is China at the Olympic Games?

International sports competitions provide countries with opportunities to showcase the best of their nation to the rest of the world. For China, which often struggles to cultivate a positive image of itself, success at these competitions hinges on what happens both inside and outside of the stadium.

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Technology

Is China a global leader in research and development?

R&D is the backbone of innovation. It supports the development of new scientific methods, technologies, and commercial goods – all of which can boost economic productivity and raise living standards. After decades of export-led growth, China is increasingly turning to innovation as a driver for its economy.

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The China Development Tracker

China’s emergence as a global power is likely to be one of the most consequential factors in twenty-first century international politics. Yet questions persist as to whether China is now a developed country. Learn more about China’s level of development with this ChinaPower exclusive.

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Economics

Where is China targeting its development finance?

China has emerged as one of the world’s largest providers of development finance. Between 2000 and 2014, China extended a total of $354 billion in loans, grants, and other resources to countries across the globe. This feature explores the global reach of China’s development finance, and how this spending intersects with Beijing’s growing political and economic interests.

Economics

Is the Renminbi undervalued or overvalued?

States can leverage their currency to boost exports and expand their influence in international financial markets. Chinese leaders exercise considerable autonomy over the value of the RMB, yet critics have taken issue with how Beijing uses its monetary policies to promote its interests.