A Journal of the China Research Center
Current Issue | 2015: Volume 14, Number 1
The overarching themes that emerge from the offerings in this edition of China Currents will be familiar to anyone who follows China closely. Our authors all deal with the complex relationship between the pull of the market, the push for control by the state and Party, and the question of where demands and desires of the public factor into these dynamics. Foreign investors often feel caught in these currents — sought after for their capital and expertise yet kept at arms length as if they were a shadow trace of China’s 100 years of humiliation…Read Article →
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“Unrealistic Expectations” On September 29, 2013, China officially opened the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, or FTZ, an outwardly ambitious project to bring a new wave…Read Article →
Responsible Sourcing Standards and Social Accountability: Are They Possible in a Global Supply Chain?
The allegation of child labor did not exactly fit the picture I was looking at — a photo of a toddler sitting next to a…Read Article →
Introduction Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce firm, raised $25 billion from its initial U.S. public offering (IPO) in September 2014 putting China on the e-commerce world…Read Article →
The new documentary film “The Land of Many Palaces” examines planned urbanization in China from the vantage point of Ordos in Inner Mongolia. Ordos is a vast, newly…Read Article →