Is China Leading in Global Innovation?

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.

Is China the World’s Top Trader?

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.

Do Chinese Films Hold Global Appeal?

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.

How Does Corruption Hinder China’s Development?

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.


Is China Ready for Intelligent Automation?

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.

How is Commercial Aviation Propelling China’s Economic Development?

China’s economic modernization has created ripe conditions for commercial aviation to blossom. The industry’s emergence has not only enabled individuals to travel and exchange ideas, but it has likewise connected businesses and economies. How China manages this growing industry may prove critical in Beijing’s push to upgrade the economy.

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How Dominant is China in the Global Arms Trade?

Decades of economic growth coupled with its ongoing military modernization have enabled China to emerge as a major player in the global arms trade. Between 2008 and 2017, China exported some $14.4 billion worth of conventional weapons across the globe, making it the 5th largest arms supplier in the world.