CA 17 – Jan/Feb 2008
Starting with this issue, the European Council on Foreign Relations has the pleasure of introducing China Analysis to a new readership. This is a bi-monthly analytical survey of Chinese news and debate, written by fellows of ECFR Asia Centre at Sciences Po in Paris. A French edition of China Analysis has been available since 2005.
China is now one of the European Union’s two main external partners, second only to the United States. Its economy is growing faster than India’s or Brazil’s. Evaluating developments in China and Chinese thinking remains difficult. It is easy for Europeans to follow U.S. news and domestic debates, and almost as easy to pick up news and trends from India’s academic journals and vibrant domestic press, much of which is published in English. There is substantial news coverage of China, but it relies almost exclusively on English language sources such as foreign media or official Chinese publications aimed at foreign audiences.
– DOMESTIC POLITICS –
Re-launching political liberalisation?
Singapore: governance without democracy?
Will an energy minister bring greater coherence to this sector?
– ECONOMY –
Price controls or disruptions in Chinese economic policy
Economic publications attack a “French style” labour law
Local people should assess the way cadres manage environmental issues
– FOREIGN POLICY AND STRATEGIC AFFAIRS –
2008: a complicated year for Chinese diplomacy
Should the European Union be taken seriously?
Africa caught up in AFRICOM, the new American military high-command
– TAIWAN –
The legislative elections, first round of the presidential contest?
The economic programmes of the presidential candidates