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Asia Update

April 2016

Asia-related activities of Bertelsmann Stiftung and insights into important developments in the region.


Asia Policy Brief April 2016 by Jabin T. Jacobs

What Economic Slowdown? Asia Looks at China

From the point of view of China's neighbors in Asia, it is inconceivable that even a China severely weakened by economic slowdown, will cease to be a significant political and military actor in the region. China's economic and political rise offers several opportunities for its Asian neighbors and at the same time poses major challenges.  In this issue of the Asia Policy Briefs, Jabin T. Jacob, Assistant Director and Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) in Delhi, India, looks at the interactions of some key Asian countries with China in the context of both the centrality of China's economy to Asian growth and its military-backed assertiveness in the region. Download the policy brief here


Blog Post

India – The Next Global Growth Engine?

Global economic development of the last two decades was dominated by the rise of the Chinese economy. Now the transformation of China’s economy towards a consumer- and service oriented growth model is reducing growth rates. In this blog post Murali Nair, Project Manager in our programme and Dr. Thieß Peterson, Senior Advisor in the Bertelsmann Stiftung's "Global Economic Dynamics" project, examine the question of whether India has the potential to replace China as the locomotive of global economic growth. Read the blog post here


GED Blog Post by Cora Jungbluth

Buying Europe? Chinese investment overhyped

The Chinese are coming! This subject has been popping up in European media for more than ten years now: Germany was caught by a Chinese “tsunami” in 2006 (Spiegel) followed by a “China invasion” in 2011 (Bild Zeitung). Britain was bought up by the Chinese in 2014 (The Telegraph); and in 2015 finally, Bloomberg stated: “China wants to buy up Europe”. Dr. Cora Jungbluth, Project Manager in Bertelsmann Stiftung's Global Economic Dynamics project, examines the hype surrounding Chinese investment in this blog post. Read the blog post here



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