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Mapping China: Journal

Mapping China : Download THE CONTENT 📌How China Has Adopted a Reactive Censorship Model for the Internet Age (Daniel Rechtschaffen) 📌A Globalised Westphalia? Categorising Chinese statehood (Frederik König and Paul Naudascher) 📌The Virtual Panopticon in China: Surveillance through the Securitisation of the Internet (Xiaoxue Jiang Martin) 📌The Social Credit System And China’s Rule Of Law (Marianne von Blomberg) 📌Xi Jinping’s passive revolution (Miquel Vila) 📌Censoring Pornography: The Role of Sexual Media in the Fight for Freedom of Expression in the PRC (Fanny Prouté)

What can we expect in China in 2019?

By Gordon Orr The next stages of China’s transition away from economic equilibrium with the United States will likely create volatility in market growth and require conservatism in some areas and bold moves in others. The US–China economic equilibrium  of the past 20 years has gone, and as we look into 2019, it is not yet clear when and where a new equilibrium will form. What level of economic separation will develop between the world’s two largest economies? How much will businesses need to change in their business model—from the customers they target, the products and services they offer, their overall supply chain, and even their capital structure and ownership? The next stages of this transition will play out over 2019 in ways that cannot be fully anticipated, but without doubt, uncertainties will lead to lower levels of long-term investment by businesses in 2019 and to greater levels of volatility in market growth and in the valuations of many kinds of assets. It will be a year

Belt and Road Top 10 of 2018: What Happened?

Through 2017, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) became increasingly noticed across the world. The two big events were the inaugural Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing in May 2017, followed by BRI being enshrined into the constitution of the Chinese Communist Party in October 2017. The former, through China’s large financial pledges to BRI countries, highlighted the scale of BRI; while the latter showed that BRI is here to stay. Hence, coming into 2018, expectations around BRI had risen and it became subject to more policy makers, companies and people paying more attention to its development. What follows are the top ten things that happened to the Belt and Road Initiative in 2018: 1. More countries join BRI; but views on BRI become increasingly polarized With 2017 raising the expectations of developing countries looking to secure BRI investment funds from China, it’s no surprise we have seen more countries formally sign up to the initiative through signing Memoranda of Under

This week’s top BRI news

Belt and Road Advisory BRI Briefing The latest updates on the BRI "With strategic investments in infrastructure projects that are of high importance to Serbia comes a question whether these investments can be used and whether they are used by China to influence Serbia’s domestic and foreign policies. "   Dragan Pavlićević   From our  latest   Voices of the Belt & Road  podcast BRI Briefing Our BRI Briefing summarizes and analyzes key news related to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the last week.       This week’s top BRI news China celebrates 40 year anniversary of reform and opening up : On China’s 40th anniversary of opening up and reform (改革开放) on Tuesday, President Xi Jinping gave a major speech commending China’s reform process   China restarts soybean purchases from US:  China has bought US soybeans for the first time since the trade war between the two countries started in July. US officials hailed China's purchase of 1.13 million tonnes