Spying activities unacceptable
Lately the United States has made a number of moves to reassert its position in Asia Pacific.
Debate: Cultural industry
What ails the China's cultural industry? And how can it be turned into a healthy and prosperous sector?
Calculating trends in oil price
The NYMEX oil chart shows a combination of dynamic and static features.
Li: Yuan set for depreciation
Although the yuan is currently facing appreciation pressure, it's possible the currency will face depreciation pressure within two years.
No tolerance to monopoly
In a sign of a harsher-than-ever crackdown on monopolistic practices, the NDRC recently imposed a large fine on two drug companies in Shandong.
West needs to reinstall "killer apps"
Western countries must rework the ideas and institutions that drove their initial rise if they are to excel again in the current global environment.
Local governments need more revenue
Editor's note: China's local governments, especially those at grassroots level, have long been plagued by expenditure requirements that exceed their income.
No winners in a trade war
US President Barack Obama said at the APEC summit in Hawaii late on Sunday that China was not doing enough to allow its currency to rise.
Partnership can prosper
China and EU should take a strategic and long-term perspective and strengthen their bilateral policy coordination and dialogue.
No panic: Markets shaken but not stirred
Achange in Italian prime ministers and a new act in the Greek drama was enough to stir global markets. The Dow added a 3 percent fall to its repertoire of volatility. There was talk of panic but this was premature. There is fear in the market, but this is different from panic. There are many chart patterns that confirm the market is fearful, but as yet, there are no chart patterns that suggest panic is developing.
Is cost of doing business in China really rising?
China has been the developing world's leading recipient of inward foreign direct investment (IFDI) since 1992 and has consistently ranked in the top five IFDI destinations (developed or developing) over the past three years. Last year, China's IFDI hit a record $105.7 billion. China's accumulated $1.0574 trillion of IFDI entails investment in tens of thousands of projects in sectors as diverse as automobiles, banking, electronics, real estate and textiles.
Not a crisis but surely an alarm
Wenzhou has been in focus in the Chinese media after some entrepreneurs in the city committed suicide or shut down their factories and fled because they could not pay their debts.