November 28, 2012

China's Risky Construction Strategy

Lynette Ong, Foreign Affairs

AP Photo

Financing the Middle Kingdom's recent building boom has been expensive: Estimates put local government debt alone at between $800 million and $2 billion, or 13 to 36 percent of GDP. If the real estate bubble pops, financial and social crises will follow.

Read Full Article ››



November 22, 2012
China's Next Big Export? Culture
Ken Miller, The Daily Beast
The Middle Kingdom is poised to take the lead in exporting culture and creativity around the globe, says U.S. State Department adviser Ken Miller. more ››
November 22, 2012
Planning for China's 'Fall'
Michael Auslin, The Diplomat
Should China’s new leadership merely muddle along for the next decade, then the next turnover of power in 2022 may take place under much more unsettled and less promising conditions. How will the PLA respond to a China that is... more ››
November 22, 2012
Burma Broadens Its Circle of Friends
Sydney Morning Herald
Burma has a lot of what the rest of the world wants. It has clean water, rich mineral deposits, offshore oil and gas and vast tracts of tropical forests. It lies at a strategic juncture between the rising economic giants of China... more ››
November 23, 2012
The Scramble for Asia's Resources
Daniel McGroarty, RealClearWorld
With Washington skepticism near an all time high, it's no surprise that the Obama administration's recent travels have the town's talking heads buzzing. After all, just as Congress convenes hearings on the Sept. 11 Benghazi... more ››
November 24, 2012
China: The Weak and the Restless
Stephen Krasner, The American Interest
The United States confronts two major foreign policy challenges: China, and the weak and restless. The alternatives for China are well known, and there is consensus about which of these is most attractive; Romney would not have... more ››