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The Red Line, Bottom Line, and Direction of State-Owned Enterprise Reform (translation)

The Red Line, Bottom Line, and Direction of State-Owned Enterprise Reform (translation)


Translators note: This essay was first published in Qiushi's online journal Red Flag in early June and then recirculated on various CCP and government websites/publications including the official CCP News website, SASAC website, and most recently SinoPec's  official site.  Its analysis provides ...

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China forbids some rice imports from Vietnam


Beijing has banned what trade authorities are calling "unofficial rice imports" from neighboring Vietnam. The move, ostensibly announced as closing a previously existing tax loophole, appears to be specifically targeted at Hanoi and does not affect other Southeast Asian countries sharing a ...

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Understanding China’s housing reforms

Understanding China's housing reforms


  Xinhua News Agency reported in late July on the government’s planned hukou reforms, which will begin by facilitating the urban settlement of roughly 100 million people who do not hold urban IDs and which will ultimately lead to the elimination ...

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Bottlenecks to Development: Challenges in the Mekong Delta

Bottlenecks to Development: Challenges in the Mekong Delta


Last week, ExSE took a hard look at the environmental challenges facing the Mekong Delta region and found that the prospects are not good. Due to unenviable geography and global warming, rising sea levels, higher average temperatures and irregular precipitation ...

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China and South Asia: Contention and Cooperation Between Giant Neighbors

China and South Asia: Contention and Cooperation Between Giant Neighbors


Are China and India allies or enemies in the South Asian economy? Well, it seems they are both; working together in healthy and profitable partnerships while maintaining armies in the contested China-India borders. This article explains the paradoxical nature of ...

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Yunnan to Spend 70 Billion on Infrastructure Development

Yunnan to Spend 70 Billion on Infrastructure Development


Yunnan lawmakers were busy over the past seven days, earmarking billions of yuan for building projects across the province. The vast majority of the money will be used to fund the ongoing construction of 26 major highways. Other money has ...

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