Month: June 2012

  • Daily Update, June 29, 2012: Rich leading families, NYT China, South China Sea

    Today’s links begin with an exhausting-sounding investigation from a team of Bloomberg reporters into relatives of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to become the country’s top leader this fall. Sometimes through assumed names, holding companies, and other tactics, many of Xi’s relations have significant business and real estate holdings. [READ THE STORY] […]

  • Daily Update, June 27, 2012 – more on South China Sea

    Today’s links continue following the micro-developments in the South China Sea, as Vietnam and the Philippines both move to manipulate matters in each country’s ongoing island and territorial water dispute with China. The first four links fit into the Vietnam–China framework. The last two are on Philippines–China. Vietnam Warns China to Halt Oil Bids in […]

  • Daily Update, June 26, 2012

    How to Defuse South China Sea Conflicts –Taylor Fravel in WSJ To neutralize such standoffs, the focus should first be on reducing proximate causes. For example, even though it would not address the underlying dispute, a joint or multilateral fishing agreement could remove one major source of friction in the South China Sea. … Finally, […]

  • U.S.–China update: Weekend of June 23–24, 2012

    ‘Red nobility’ Yu Zhengsheng navigates China’s factional politics|Politics|Peopl… As one of the princelings of China — the scions of CCP elites — Yu Zhengsheng maintains a good relationship with two competing party factions: the one that surrounds former president Jiang Zemin, and the other centered around his successor, Hu Jintao. China telecom firms may be […]

  • Daily Update, June 22, 2012

    FDI: U.S. Luxury Real Estate Courts the Chinese Buyer – Finance: China Said to Propose Limits on Local Government Loans – Bloomberg — China’s banking regulator proposed keeping a cap on local government loans to curtail defaults while encouraging funding for railways, roads and affordable homes, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Transitions: […]