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Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated...

China and Central Asia: A Significant New Energy Nexus

By Fakhmiddin Fazilov & Xiangming Chen China now accounts for almost 20 percent of the world’s energy consumption and its demand is still growing at...

China and South Asia: Contention and Cooperation Between Giant Neighbours

By Xiangming Chen, Pallavi Banerjee, Gaurav Toor and Ned Downie Are China and India allies or enemies in the South Asian economy? Well, it seems...

China and Latin America: Connected and Competing

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The Social Theory of Contemporary Capitalism

By Partha Chatterjee The sociology of capitalism developed by Max Weber and its critique developed by Marxists are unable to account for the transformed structure...

China and Africa: The Crucial Urban Connection

By Xiangming Chen & Garth Myers The relations between China and Africa have become increasingly complex over the last four decades. As China’s economic ties...

China’s Environmental Challenges

By Judith ShapiroChina’s huge environmental challenges are tied to domestic politics, rapid economic growth, and an intense phase of globalization. With rising wealth there...

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