China Economy

Fresh Thinking on 'Rebalancing'- What Can China and the UK Learn From Each Other?

Rain Newton-Smith | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics
Rain Newton-Smith

I was recently in China for the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions. This 'summer Davos' draws Global Growth companies, tech entrepreneurs, young global leaders and scientists from around the world each September...

'We Must Focus On Trade In China Talks, Not Lecturing On Human Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has insisted that the "starting point" for Britain's talks with China this week "has to be" the economy, not "lecturing" the country on hu...

Tory Minister: Human Rights Should Not 'Get In The Way' Of China Trade Talks

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Michael Fallon has sparked an outcry from MPs and human rights groups after insisting that concerns about China's human rights abuses sh...

The Rise Of China: Eight Ways The Middle Kingdom Is Beating The United Kingdom

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Chinese premier Li Kequiang is visiting Britain for a three-day visit, in which he is set to seal at least £17 billion worth of deals and hold talks ...

Visa Rules To Be Relaxed To Woo Chinese

PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's visa rules will be relaxed as coalition ministers step up efforts to build lucrative trade links with China during a three-day visit to Lond...

The Chinese S.A.S. - Speed, Ambition and Scale

Joff Sharpe | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Joff Sharpe

I returned to Hong Kong 25 years later as a businessman and found a city with a population of seven million people now occupying that area. I'm referring, of course, to Shenzen, China's original "Special Economic Zone."

Gearing Up for Growth in China

Nick Farr | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Nick Farr

It's clear to see China contributes a huge amount to the UK economy and offers great opportunities for UK businesses. Successful companies in China balance optimism with thorough preparation and careful execution - putting in place a China-specific strategy that navigates the complexities of China. For those that do, the rewards can be significant.

UK Education System Needs to 'Step-Up' After Poor Pisa Results

Alex Dyer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Dyer

When comparing UK students to students in Asian countries such as China and Singapore, we can see these leading countries place huge importance on the value of education, which is just not replicated to the same degree in the UK.

Doing Business in China: Unlocking the Rewards

Stephen Kon | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Stephen Kon

While GSK's recent difficulties in China have once again put the focus on some of the problems associated with doing business in the world's second largest economy, the UK Government is urging British companies to look beyond the perceived barriers and focus instead on the very real opportunities.

China's Stealth Move in the Currency Wars

Will Bancroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Will Bancroft

Five years on from the Great Financial Crisis and whilst it might feel like little's changed for us as individuals, different nations and their central banks are engaged in heated currency wars. In a race for exports and to inflate away huge debts it often looks like a game to print as fast as you can.

Brahmacharya, China, and Me

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

I am currently cycling through China and this kerfuffle over a shopping bag has got me thinking about what brahmacharya means to me, and also how a lack of brahmacharya has dramatically affected China.

Here's 20 Bits Of Ancient Chinese Business Wisdom

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

George Osborne has used his trip to China to praise the country for being "right at the forefront of medicine and high-tech and computing and high-tec...

What Xi Jinping's Diplomatic Agenda Tells Us About the Emerging World Order

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The economic crisis paining Europe and the U.S. is surely one of the factors that has pushed China in new directions in its search for trade partners. Especially if thinking of the long term, China has to expand its network beyond the struggling American and European markets.

The 18th National Congress and China's Political Reform

Thomas Grant | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

As China becomes ever more immersed into the global political economy over the next decade they will undoubtedly feel the strains pulling at them from both sides. It will be a difficult balancing act for the new leadership.

Jessica Elgot

'The World Must Adapt To China'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

China is undergoing a once-in-a-decade leadership transition as the Communist Party selects its new president to lead what could soon be the most powe...

Jessica Elgot

Basketball And A Pop Star Wife: Meet China's Next Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

He loves basketball, he's married to a women almost as famous as him, and he is just about to become one of the most powerful people on the planet - b...

The Leadership Change That Matters Most To The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

The man many consider to be the most important leader in the world will take the reins of power this week - but he won't be sitting in the White House...

Is Privatization the Way Forward for the Chinese Economy?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Despite mass unemployment, low-growth economy and falling living standards, privatization remains the ultimate dogma of the neoliberal doctrine.

Don't Get Excited; The Economy's Still Feeble, Economist Says

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Britain is facing a "feeble and fragile" recovery, experts warned on Friday, ahead of figures expected to confirm the economy has exited the longest d...

Will China's Welfare State Be the Envy of the West?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Europe's Industrial Revolution did not only bring us the pleasures of pollution, but the welfare state too was a direct result of the then thriving economic climate. While its remnants are being methodically dismantled across the Old Continent as the blind belief in privatisation assumes evangelical dimensions, China, and the overall Asian continent, is investing in public spending.

Why Did This Man Deliberately Smash A £10,000 Bottle Of Wine?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A Chinese wine connoisseur has brought a new meaning to getting smashed - by throwing a £10,000 bottle of French wine on the floor at a high-end wine...

Eastern Affluence Underpins Western Promise

Shane Happach | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK
Shane Happach

China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and consequently, its vast population has a higher percentage of disposable income to spend than ever before. The Chinese penchant for luxury items, and particularly western brands, is making it an attractive pool of income-rich consumers. How can UK eCommerce merchants successfully tap into this market?

China Needs to Spend its Way to the Top

Jeremy Cook | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK
Jeremy Cook

This weekend's papers were full of talk about China and how quickly the Chinese economy will overcome that of the US, to become the largest in the world. Some think 20 years, some think 40 years, but all are agreed that it's going to happen at some point.

Tim's Top Ten for Twenty-Twelve!

Timothy Barnes | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Politics
Timothy Barnes

I wanted to start with something that would give readers plenty to agree or disagree with, or even to complain about, so a traditional stab at future gazing seems an appropriate way to begin (the BBC's pundits have their go here).