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How much trade transits the South China Sea?

As a vital artery of trade for many of the world’s largest economies, the South China Sea has garnered significant attention. Reports on the South China Sea frequently misrepresent the value of trade that annually transits the waterway. Learn more about trade flows in the region with this ChinaPower exclusive.

Economics

Does China dominate global investment?

Encouraged by Beijing’s “Go Global” strategy, Chinese firms have expanded into foreign markets to acquire resources and assets while spurring domestic innovation. Overseas investment allows China to bolster its own economy and leverage its economic power to expand its influence abroad.

Economics / Military / Social

China’s Power: Up for Debate

The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. To help make sense of the issue, ChinaPower hosted its inaugural conference on November 29, 2016. The conference featured a series of debates between leading experts on the nature of Chinese power. The audience...

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.

Economics

Is China the world’s top trader?

Bolstered by favorable domestic policies, Chinese trade has expanded at a breakneck pace. China has become the second-largest economy in the world, and its wealth provides China with considerable influence within the international system.