Two Universities in the US close Confucius Institutes:
Queen’s grandson officially launches horse racing in China. These things have more influence on diplomatic relations than we imagine.
The nightmare story of Chinese companies listed in Germany
Party paper hits out at foreign firms, alleging widespread tax avoidance
Drought worsens China’s water crisis
China swoops in Italy’s power grids and luxury brands
(This is part of the FT Series titled, ‘Silk Road Redux’. There are other stories of Chinese inroads into Portugal, Greece and Spain).
Xi Jinping embraces old guard as Hong Kong challenges party rule. This is a good one.
Index of Ghost cities in China:
There are a few more important links that I have left out. But, I have referred to them in my new Economic Briefing on China for the Takshashila Institution that should be up in a week’s time, if not earlier. That took up most of my time in the last one week or so.