The Middle East is vital to China’s present and future energy interests, but the region’s thorny geopolitics make Chinese state-owned firms hesitant to make large investments there.
The outcome of Greece’s election and the country’s potential exit from the eurozone will have profound implications for Europe’s future prospects.
China is facilitating economic development in African countries not only through government-directed investment but also through the market forces unleashed by Chinese value chains.
Most Chinese apparently believe that China’s rightful place in the international order is as a major (not singularly dominant) power whose views must be respected but who exists in general harmony with other nations.
Three years ago, the EU began to intensify its engagement with Asia. Now, the question is whether there is the political will to move this relationship to the next phase.
Dropping commodity prices will benefit China and create challenges for Latin American countries, yet this trend also opens the possibility of a more sustainable economic relationship.
As the 2015 ASEAN chair, Malaysia should demonstrate genuine and forward-looking regional leadership on the ASEAN Economic Community.
As many economies across Asia are slowing, it is an opportune time to think strategically about physical resource limitations, associated environmental concerns, and evolving geopolitical realities.
To allay neighboring countries’ misgivings about Beijing’s growing assertiveness, China must match its verbal commitment to harmony and win-win collaboration with concrete actions.
Surging supply and faltering demand are the leading reason for the drop in oil prices, despite speculation in China about political machinations by Washington.
As the American occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end, China is getting ready to play a significant role in a country that has seen many great powers bite the dust.
China and the United States could join forces for a more sustainable oil policy in Venezuela.
Our take on the year ahead.
U.S. foreign policy in a more difficult, intrusive world.
Although it did not pass, the Scottish referendum on independence will have repercussions for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and perhaps even further afield.
China’s economy is starting to offer consumers greater access to credit instead of the established practice of forcing them to pay for goods in advance.
The BRICS countries are establishing the New Development Bank to expand economic assistance to developing countries beyond that offered by the Bretton Woods institutions.
China has enjoyed decades of rapid growth, but remains a developing country where urban and rural citizens have vastly different economic opportunities and income levels.
China faces challenges in achieving the ambitious carbon emissions targets announced during APEC, yet the country’s progress on clean energy technology could also benefit other developing countries.
Without cooperation on oil, China’s transition to a sustainable energy future is hardly guaranteed.
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