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Doklam pact as big publicity loss: analyst

Many among the Chinese elite and party rank and file were not in favour of going for the agreement on troop withdrawal after weeks of the border standoff, David Kelly, research director at Beijing-based consultancy China Policy, said in his lecture here on Tuesday evening. Kelly said, "It (border agreement) is a big publicity loss... The newspaper-reading public is not satisfied. Readers believe that if the PLA can attack, it should attack".

China’s struggles to attract foreign investment

Grasping how the use of ‘negative lists’ is shaping governance shifts is key to successfully navigating new business opportunities in China. The regulatory environment has changed slowly since the 2013 Third Plenum declaration of a more open and inviting investment atmosphere, but has sped up notably in 2017. Now more than ever, knowing all the facts and status of reform can make an immense difference to business operations. Philippa Jones and Erlend Ek from China Policy help to untangle China’s changing trade policy and clarify how China’s new regulations are supporting its bid to become a champion of globalised trade.

analysts: amendments to China’s constitution to include Xi Jinping Thought

Since Mao Zedong ruled China, the key thoughts, ideas and ideals of the country’s Communist Party’s leaders have been added to its body’s constitution as it has single-handedly ruled one of the world’s most populous nations. But not all have had their names tagged on to their ideals. The practice is something like President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, said David Kelly, director of research at China Policy, a Beijing-based consulting company. “[When] you think of Roosevelt, you think New Deal,” he said. “Powerful people want to leave these monuments behind as their legacy. To have that, it extends the lifetime of their political influence.”

China may be the real target of North Korea’s pressure

Both Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes have been banned by the UN Security Council, and Sunday's blast dramatically raised the stakes in Kim's standoff with the world. David Kelly of Beijing-based think tank China Policy said the new sanctions and China's decision earlier this year to suspend North Korean coal imports -- a crucial source of cash -- were likely triggers for Pyongyang's growing belligerence. "The message is: I am not to be messed with," said Kelly. "He's been messed with by the games played by Washington and Beijing."

Moody’s flags stronger profits for Asian steel producers

Moody’s also attributed some of the capacity reduction to environmental measures. But at a meeting last week cited by analysts at China Policy, the China Iron and Steel Industry Association said that these measures were prompting temporary, not permanent, production suspension since, it claimed, the majority of CISA members could meet the new required emission level standards.

共享脚踏车停放管理 与“便利”理念相悖?

Furthermore, China Policy bike-sharing market analyst Cao Nanxin warns bike-sharing service providers should pay more attention to user penalties. She says if illegal parking penalties are too heavy, the public will choose not to use bicycles. If penalties are too light, such as only deducting credit within bike-sharing apps, they may not be a strong enough deterrent. Geo-fencing alone cannot resolve parking chaos, so in the end we must rely on more effective regular dispatching from bike-sharing companies.  

Changing standards reflect increased focus on quality for Chinese grains industry

Speaking at the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) last week in Melbourne Erlend Ek, agricultural researcher with analysis business China Policy, said there had been a significant shift in official Chinese policy regarding food security. 'Since 2013 there has been a move away from attempting to be self-sufficient in food production to strengthening food stability, which has implications for grain imports.'

China deadline for dairy exporters of infant formula

The new requirements were issued last year, and Beijing-based research body China Policy said that at a recent meeting organised by the CFDA the authorities stressed that the grace period would not be extended. So far, the meeting heard, 665 applications had been received by the CFDA from 75 Chinese and 26 international companies. The organisation had requested further information from 168 of the applications from 42 of the companies, both domestic and foreign.

lessons of the Crown Resorts China affair

Nicholas advises businesses planning to enter the Chinese market to consider Australian Chamber membership, employing law firms, management consultancies or public affairs firms, and services such as Beijing-based but Australian-owned China Policy, and to establish a China advisory board.

Australian Grains Industry Conference: Be wary of China reforms

Australian grain exporters will need to be wary of new disease and import standards in China as its Government starts to implement a range of revolutionary food safety and agriculture policy reforms. That’s according to Beijing-based Chinese policy specialist Erlend Ek who spoke at yesterday’s Australian Grains Industry Conference in Melbourne.

Is China’s Xi Jinping Removing Possible Successors?

President Xi Jinping has moved decisively and unexpectedly against one of the top 25 Communist Party officials in the Politburo, Sun Zhengcai, once seen as a possible successor. Sun Zhengcai was once seen as a high flyer in the Chinese Communist Party. He and one other were marked out in 2012 as likely successors to President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in 2022, when a handover to a successor generation is supposed to take place.

why China’s sending mixed messages

Beijing-based analysts China Policy pointed out that despite the need to streamline the bloated state-owned sector, the conservatively inclined State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission has re-assumed the leading role in overseeing this process from the more reform-minded Finance Ministry.

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