Jonathan Dove

Chinese Foreign Investment Faces Stiff Opposition in the West

As the owner of the second-largest economy in the world, China has made foreign investment inroads everywhere, from natural resources and infrastructure in the developing world to prime real estate such as the Waldorf Astoria in New York. However, recent Chinese investments in strategic industries in the West have raised concerns over the long-term consequences…

Trade Tensions Mount as China Vies for Market Economy Status

Global trade tensions have come to a head in recent months as a surge in cheap Chinese steel exports have flooded world markets, pushing steel mills across the United States and Europe into the red. Industry representatives from the European Union and United States argue that the exports have been unfairly subsidized and ‘dumped’ on…

Sibling Rivalry Between Newest Development Banks: The AIIB and the NDB

Last year saw the official launch of two multilateral development banks headed by emerging economies: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), led by China and backed by a shareholder membership of 57 countries; and the New Development Bank (NDB, also known as the BRICS bank), operated on an equal basis between the BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia,…

The Chinese Communist Party’s Uneasy Relationship with China’s Private Sector

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) relationship with the private sector is sensitive, both for ideological and practical reasons. Though it remains a nominally communist state, China’s emergence as an economic superpower is owed entirely to the fundamental overhaul of its state-controlled economy. Starting with then-Chairman Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening” campaign in 1978, the government…

Chinese Investment in Africa: The Need for Clarity

China’s foreign investment in Africa has long engaged observers in the West, some of whom have characterized such investment to be driven predominantly by profits and natural resources. This article seeks to provide a counter perspective to this common narrative. It draws on recently published sources which find that Chinese investment on the continent extends…

Chinese Foreign Investment Faces Stiff Opposition in the West

As the owner of the second-largest economy in the world, China has made foreign investment inroads everywhere, from natural resources and infrastructure in the developing world to prime real estate such as the Waldorf Astoria in New York. However, recent Chinese investments in strategic industries in the West have raised concerns over the long-term consequences…

Trade Tensions Mount as China Vies for Market Economy Status

Global trade tensions have come to a head in recent months as a surge in cheap Chinese steel exports have flooded world markets, pushing steel mills across the United States and Europe into the red. Industry representatives from the European Union and United States argue that the exports have been unfairly subsidized and ‘dumped’ on…

Sibling Rivalry Between Newest Development Banks: The AIIB and the NDB

Last year saw the official launch of two multilateral development banks headed by emerging economies: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), led by China and backed by a shareholder membership of 57 countries; and the New Development Bank (NDB, also known as the BRICS bank), operated on an equal basis between the BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia,…

The Chinese Communist Party’s Uneasy Relationship with China’s Private Sector

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) relationship with the private sector is sensitive, both for ideological and practical reasons. Though it remains a nominally communist state, China’s emergence as an economic superpower is owed entirely to the fundamental overhaul of its state-controlled economy. Starting with then-Chairman Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening” campaign in 1978, the government…

Chinese Investment in Africa: The Need for Clarity

China’s foreign investment in Africa has long engaged observers in the West, some of whom have characterized such investment to be driven predominantly by profits and natural resources. This article seeks to provide a counter perspective to this common narrative. It draws on recently published sources which find that Chinese investment on the continent extends…