Uncertainties of North Korea's Outlook

By He Qinglian on 

The most watched news these days should be the death of Kim Jong-il, the dictator of North Korea. Yet the attention the international community has on the matter is of mixed feelings.

Background analysis of the soft solution to Wukan Incident

By He Qinglian on Dec 22, 2011
(translated by kRiZcPEc)

This year is drawing to a close in China with colors brighter than the last: the tragic death of Qian Yunhui, chief of Zhaiqiao village, Leqing, Zhejiang in 2010 ended the year with sadness. This year, however, villagers at Wukan village, Shanwei, Guangdong marked the end of it with their persistent protests, an ending that made the Chinese people feel somewhat relieved. There are still something to worry about though. For example, retaliation from the government in future; and how the core issue that triggered this standoff—land sell would be solved remains to be seen.

Beijing as an Outcast

By He Qinglian on December 12, 2011

After a succession of diplomatic setbacks in the last two years, this year has been even worse for Beijing. In just the several weeks from G-20 Summit and APEC Summit in early November to East Asia Summit in the middle of that month, the United States has initiated frequent offensives that were seamlessly interrelated and ended with the meeting between US President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the East Asia Summit. The result: the United States got a complete victory, returning to the Pacific politically and militarily; and China suffered a total defeat, losing the dominant position of the Asia-Pacific region that the country thought was firmly within its grip.

U.S. capital reflux, the crucial bond between China and the United States began to loosen—a retrospective of changes in Sino-American relations (two)

By He Qinglian on November 29, 2011
(translated by kRiZcPEc)

As said in the previous article, one of the main reasons the Sino-American relations has changed was that one American multinational giant after another withdrew from the Chinese market. China only acknowledged that there had been instances of U.S. businesses withdrawal, but denied that it had become a trend. In its research report, Made in the USA, Again, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) pointed out that “the [gap of production costs] with China shrinks”, U.S. enterprises had left China and moved back to America. What were once made in China are now made in America. (Source in Chinese)