As the framework of former World Bank economist Justin Lin Yifu is offered across the globe as a "Chinese model" for economic development, it's a good time to understand the fuller context of Lin's ideas.
As activist Joshua Wong invoked the Cold War and the Berlin Wall while reiterating his cause for free elections and greater autonomy in Hong Kong, a social media account operated by the Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper went on the attack.
Through the strength of its economic growth figures year after year, China has projected an image of fundamental economic strength. But a closer look at the numbers exposes profound structural issues that should help cool down fear and envy in the West.
After four decades of legal reforms in China, "rule of law" has become a term commonly used in dialogues between European and Chinese counterparts. But if we omit the subject and object of the term this creates confusion. For any legal system, the most basic question should be: Who is rule of law meant to serve?
Empty container cars heading home on the China Railway Express have long symbolized for some the lack of reciprocality in trade with China, which exports more to Europe than it buys. But what does it mean when most of the trains coming from China are empty?