China is inching up as a world power, and author Howard French of Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power finds it about time to dive deeping into what moves the country’s political thinking, says the Irish Times in a review. French: ” “China will wish to restore itself to the pinnacle of affairs in East Asia.”Read More →

Western values do not match with Confucian values, but what does Confucian countries like China, Vietnam and Korea tick. Marketing expert Tom Doctoroff lived for two decades in China, and defines on his LinkedIn page what makes the consumers in those countries different.Read More →

Business analyst Shaun Rein told already in his bestseller The End of Cheap China, Revised and Updated: Economic and Cultural Trends That Will Disrupt the World, much of the cheap production was moving from China to other countries. Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka hope Donald Trump does not find out for the time being, Rein writes in IBT.Read More →

China-bashing has been part of the US elections for ages, and in 2016 the ritual is the same, although China has become a much stronger force than in the past and the US candidates have failed to adjust their tone, writes author Zhang Lijia of the upcoming Lotus: A Novel. Few Chinese leaders lose sleep over the US elections, she writes for Aljazeera.Read More →

Author Howard French, of China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa explains in Foreign Policy what President Obama did not mention in his Nairobi speech. Obama did not really get the fast development of Africa, and has ignored the continent.Read More →

After a boycott over the past three years, Japan is back as a favorite in 2015 for Chinese tourists, now relations are more stable, tells business analyst Shaun Rein to WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. Hong Kong is passe, and domestic travel is in, especially for youngster who do not focus on shopping anymore.Read More →

China has been aggressively been expanding its maritime power of the past two years. While it is now surprise it takes on that other maritime powerhouse, the US, but – writes journalist Howard French in a comprehensive analysis in the Atlantic – there is enough to worry. For example how it deals with Vietnam.Read More →

Author Zhang Lijia just returned back from a short trip to Vietnam, and tries to draw lessons from the Sino-Vietnam war. “I hope my Chinese compatriots holding hawkish nationalist views over Diaoyu Island would look back and learn exactly what happened,” she writes on her weblog.Read More →