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Egypt and China, a Bridge Not Too Far: Taha Hussein or Henry Kissinger?

A very distinguished Chinese academic, Dr. Wang Jisi, just gave a talk at the American University in Cairo on China’s understanding of the international order (Tahrir Dialogue No. 64 – “Listening to and Looking Towards Asia”, Tahrir Campus, March 29, 2017). Something that came up during his talk was figuring out how Egypt looks at …

Emad El-Din Aysha

Asian ports: pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom, exemplify political pitfalls that threaten Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road project. Political violence over the past decade has stopped Pakistan’s Gwadar port from emerging as a major trans-shipment hub in Chinese …

James Dorsey

China GDP slows as growth risks mount

In 2016, China recorded its slowest rate of growth in more than a quarter of a century, as the world’s second largest economy struggles to restructure amid explosive growth in debt and fears of protectionism.

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Apple deletes New York Times apps in China

As part of a heavy-handed crackdown on foreign media, Apple has complied with a request from unnamed Chinese authorities to remove two New York Times apps from its app store in ChinaThe technology giant removed both the English and Chinese-language news apps from its mainland China store on December 23, according to a report in the newspaper on Thursday.

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Towards a new world order in Eurasia? The role of Russia and China

A new Russian-led, China-backed Eurasia-centred world order may be in the making against the backdrop of alleged Russian cyberwarfare against the United States and Europe. Analysts see a pattern in Russian moves that could serve China’s interests should US president-elect Donald Trump adopt a more confrontational approach towards Beijing. Suggestions that Russian president Vladimir Putin …

James Dorsey

13.9% increase in value of Egyptian imports from East Asian countries in 2015

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) recently issued its annual bulletin of trade exchange between Egypt and East Asian countries for 2015, including export and import statistics from Malaysia, China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Korea The total value of imports from East Asian countries reached EGP 151.6bn in 2015 versus …

Hossam Mounir

A wall: constrain, protect, or lead

“God created the world, the rest was made in China,” sings Lourd de Veyra. The concern about the Asian factory has lingered for decades. Overlooked has been its gradual strategic transformation from imitator to integrator, or even innovator. Will China overtake the United States (US) and become the new no.1 economy of the world? This …

Michael Czinkota

China and Japan take a trip to Cuba

In the next few days, the prime ministers of Japan and China will visit Havana to talk about trade and investment. The two countries hope to gain a foothold in a market that is still off- limits to US companies.

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