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China approves imports of new US-developed GM crops

China only approved a single new variety of GM crop for import last year. “Already this year we have had more progress than last year. Clearly it’s linked to the 100-day plan with the US,” said Even Pay, an agriculture analyst at Beijing-based consultancy China Policy. China’s demand for soyabeans has skyrocketed in the past decade because of rising meat consumption, which has fuelled the animal feed industry.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor plan is OBOR flagship: Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi pledged $124 billion in financial assistance, double of what the World Bank lent in 2016, for OBOR. The plan involves building six economic corridors including CPEC criss-crossing different parts of Asia and Europe. "China needs India's participation more than it needs the United States," David Kelly, director of geopolitics at Beijing-based consulting firm, China Policy, told news agencies. "It does not serve China's image and strategic interests to establish linkages in distant places while being unable to mend fences in its neighbourhood," Kelly said, adding that India would not lose much by skipping the event. "India's development pattern follows a different rhythm compared to China. India will continue to grow at its own pace regardless of whether it joins or not," he said.

Voor de ‘nieuwe zijderoute’ maakt China nieuwe vrienden

Tot nu toe is de realiteit weerbarstig. Binnen China’s landsgrenzen gebeurt er genoeg: lokale overheden zijn gewend binnen vage beleidskaders te werken en grijpen hun kans om nieuwe vrachtverkeerroutes op te zetten of industriële parken te bouwen. “Er is geen heldere definitie. Op dit moment kan alles Gordel en Weg genoemd worden”, zegt David Kelly, onderzoeksdirecteur bij denktank China Policy in Peking.

Maldivian and Australian experts’ outlook on the Belt and Road Forum

The United Nations General Assembly, the UN Security Council and APEC have all incorporated or reflected Belt and Road cooperation in their resolutions and documents.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres now says the Belt and Road Initiative is a demonstration of new vision that China has brought to global development, which can help address global problems and enhance international cooperation. For more on this, CRI's Suyi is now joined on the line by David Kelly, Research Director of China Policy, a research and strategic advisory based in Beijing, also a visiting professor of sociology at Peking University.

China encircles the world with One Belt, One Road strategy

The fear that Obor is a vehicle for Beijing to increase its political influence abroad could also create a backlash. Australia declined an opportunity to embrace the initiative formally last month — following its ally the US, which has also kept a clear distance. (New Zealand, however, did not have such objections.) “There is increasing buy-in from other parties but [Beijing] has got to overcome the political minefields,” says David Kelly, head of research at China Policy, a Beijing consultancy.

will the Chairman turn? China contemplates its North Korea policy

With North Korea recently threatening a nuclear strike on Australia, the Communist Party of China's ability to shift gears on the Korean issue comes into stark focus. When US President Donald Trump told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over chocolate cake that he was launching airstrikes on a Syrian airfield, Chinese observers immediately read it as a message to Xi with implications for North Korea.

Chinese economy grows 6.9% in first quarter

“This level of growth cannot be sustained. The first quarter's results were boosted by bank lending, and a peak in starts of long-term construction projects. After this, the indicators will start to weaken,” said Wang Xinling, lead analyst at China Policy, a think-tank. Premier Li Keqiang has predicted that full-year growth would be “around 6.5 per cent”, after recording 6.7 per cent growth in 2016.

China aims to sow a revolution with GM seed takeover

The agriculture ministry also created a “green channel” to streamline the registration process for new seed lines, and China began rewriting its seed law with an eye toward encouraging smoother collaborations between university researchers and the private sector, says Even Pay, an agricultural analyst with the firm China Policy in Beijing.

中国河北设雄安新区与深圳浦东比肩

北京咨询公司齐纳百思咨询的王欣玲向本报指出,北京既是国家和北京市的政治中心,又是许多国企总部、医疗机构和大学驻点,承载太多功能,因而出现交通拥挤等“大城市病”。她认为,随着北京市政府迁去通州,以及非首都功能迁去雄安新区,北京“城市病”有望缓解。

is China challenging the United States for global leadership?

And so on. Unlike the China model, which its boosters said was aimed at developing countries, the China solution, says David Kelly of China Policy, a consultancy, is for everyone—including Western countries. This marks a change. Chinese leaders never praised the China model; its fans were mainly Chinese academics and the country’s cheerleaders in the West.

debt piles add to risk for China’s property groups

“China’s big developers stand out compared to their peers worldwide for being highly leveraged, thanks to their access to local banks and capital markets,” says Wang Xinling, lead analyst at China Policy, a think-tank in Beijing. On top of a slowing market, many funding sources favoured by property companies are coming under threat. Beijing began restricting funding last October, ordering regulators to limit equity and bond sales by developers as part of efforts to rein in the property market.

Rex Tillerson makes first official visit to China, looks for breakthrough on South China Sea

David Kelly from the Beijing-based China policy research institute said the Chinese would say something along the lines of "Don't think you will have to engage in a trade war, where at best you can get a draw, when if you play the game our way, it's a win-win". No great clarification or resolution is expected on the issues in dispute. That is likely to happen when Mr Xi and Mr Trump meet next month.