Category Archives: Opinion

Why China is not on the edge of a financial crisis

After the happening of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, a number of economists and even famous businesspersons had predicted that the next global crisis would stem from China because of the fear about the slower economic growth, large fiscal deficits and real estate bubble. For example, as early as 2013, Hong Kong property tycoon Li Ka-shing had been selling his assets in mainland China and Hong Kong and moved his family wealth to UK. Many believed that Li’s withdrawal from China showed the market fear of a possible hard landing of the Chinese economy. However, similar to the fact that economists always failed to predict a financial crisis, China is actually NOT on the edge of a financial crisis for the below reasons:-

Why China abandons its one-child policy

35 years after China placed strict limitation on its population growth by adopting the so-called one-child policy (initiated in the late 1970s), China has finally abandoned one-child policy and substituted it with a two-child policy which allows the married couples in China to have up to 2 children starting from Jan 1st, 2016. According to the government statistics, the implementation of the stringent birth control policy has effectively prevented over 400 million births ( 2016). The falling of fertility rates has contributed greatly to the economic miracle in China during the past two decades. Why China abandons its one-child policy now?

Why China devalues the Chinese yuan (renminbi)

In August 2015, the People’s Bank of China announced a surprising decision to depreciate the Chinese Yuan by 2% against the U.S. dollar. The central bank said in a statement that “The reform of Chinese Yuan exchange rate formation mechanism will continued to be pushed forward with a market orientation, the market powers will play a bigger role in exchange rate determination to assist the balancing of international payments” ( 2015).

5 Reasons Why China Isn’t Accepting Syrian Refugees

Beginning in the early spring of 2011, the Syrian Civil War which is a multi-sided armed conflict with international interventions has caused one of the biggest refugee crisis. As a result, approximate 5 millions of Syrian people left their country seeking for better security in other countries and Europe. The rush of refugees into Europe also lead to various social problems including xenophobia, crimes, nativism and etc.

Why China Is The Biggest Advocate For A “United Sates of Africa”

Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed at the opening ceremony of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and announced that China will roll out 10 key programs with its African counterparts to strengthen tie with Africa in the later 3 years. One key program is that China-Africa peace and security program, China will denote 60 million U.S. dollars to the African Union to build and train its army, both its regular army and crisis response, as well as assisting UN peacekeeping in the continent.