Tagged: China

China squeezes foreign automakers

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese government is considering forcing foreign automakers to reveal their electric vehicle technology in exchange for market access. Dean Emeritus of BU’s School of Management and former Ford executive, Louis Lataif says China may well become a global leader in EV over the coming decades. “However, China need […]

Afghanistan’s mineral future

Word that war-torn Afghanistan has at least $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits already has that country’s officials scrambling to start the process of opening up the nation’s reserves to international investors.  Anthropology Professor Thomas Barfield, who also is president of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, says cashing in on the potential will take […]

North v. South Korea tensions mount

With military and political tensions increasing daily on the Korean Peninsula, Secretary of State Clinton says America will stand by South Korea as it seeks UN action to redress North Korea’s apparent sinking of South Korean warship.  International relations Professor Thomas Berger, a specialist on government and political culture in East Asia, says today’s situation […]

China counters Google

After Internet search giant Google redirected millions of Chinese users too its uncensored Web site in Hong Kong, the Chinese government countered by blocking access to the alternate site.  Political science and international relations Professor Joseph Fewsmith, a China expert, says move by the government that insists on censorship wasn’t a surprise. “I’m surprised Google […]

China defends economic policies

In his once-a-year news conference, China’s premier sought to deflate pressure over Chinese economic policies and promised cooperation in revving up the global recovery.  International relations Professor Kevin Gallagher, author of “The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization,” says says its good that China is pointing to other countries […]

Google may quit China

They’re still trying to gauge the fallout of Google threatening to pull its business out of China because of massive cyber attacks against the Internet-search giant.  International Relations Professor Joseph Fewsmith, an authority on Chinese domestic and international politics, says this big news. “It has obvious implications for all businesses operating in China. No doubt […]