The world economy is shaped not just by states, but also by an assortment of influential companies that act as critical elements of national economic power. In conjunction with China’s emergence as an economic superpower, Chinese companies have climbed the ranks to be among the largest in the world.
China’s accession to the World Trade Organization was heralded by the international community as a victory for free trade and economic liberalization. While China has been one of the organization’s most active members, Beijing has not instituted deep, systemic reforms and its compliance with WTO rulings has been mixed.
Global leaders in innovation produce the discoveries that shape the modern world. An economy’s capacity to innovate is dependent on a variety of factors, including its commitment to research and development, the quality of its workforce, and the effectiveness of government institutions.
In 2017, China exported $2.3 trillion and imported $1.8 trillion in goods. This amounted to 12.4 percent of global trade and left China with a trade surplus of over $400 billion. Learn more about international trade with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Chinese movies earn billions of dollars annually, but it is domestic sales that overwhelmingly drive the success of the industry. It remains to be seen if China can attract foreign audiences to its films. Learn more with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Rooting out corruption is critical to economic development, as it undercuts government revenue and limits the ability of government to implement effective policies. Learn more about the impact of corruption in China with this ChinaPower exclusive.
ChinaPower hosted its third annual conference on November 29, 2018. The conference featured Senator Edward J. Markey and Admiral Philip S. Davidson as the keynote speakers.
The automation of processes and procedures with cutting-edge technologies, such as advanced robotics and artificial intelligence, has the potential to fundamentally change the global economy. As China looks to sustain economic growth, how it harnesses automation will be crucial to its long-term economic competitiveness.