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Why China Is Snatching Land from U.S. Farmers

And while the country may look huge on a map, only 11% of Chinese land can be farmed, according to a 2016 report from Mercola. When you combine that with China's huge population of over 1.3 billion people, you've got a recipe for a food disaster. "There could be massive social unrest if they screw up the agriculture industry," said Erlend Ek, an agriculture expert at the China Policy research firm, to Time.

Winding back the China Solution

The cluster of foreign policy initiatives labelled the 'China Solution' has evolved over the past two years, from a strategy that spoke to the aspirations of a still dev­eloping China to those of a nascent major global power. Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump precipitated a dramatic rise, at least in the rhetorical temperature.

Efecto MSCI impulsa plaza bursátil china a máximo de más de un año

For all the enthusiasm that was generated in yesterday’s stock market session, China Policy Research Manager Wang Xinling has her doubts. The impact of PRC shares’ inclusion in the MSCI index, she said in Beijing, was ‘more emotional than real’. The inclusion of the titles, for the specialist, is mainly a moral victory. ‘Given the government has lobbied so much for incorporation into the indicator’, she said, ‘MSCI’s recognition is significant for domestic morale’.

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

…but reality is stubborn. Inside China's borders enough is happening: local governments are used to working in vague policy frameworks and seizing the opportunity to set up new freight routes or build industrial parks. 'There is no clear definition. At this moment everything can be called Belt and Road,' says David Kelly, research director at think tank China Policy in Beijing.

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.