The Chinese and South African governments, led by presidents Xi Jingping and Jacob Zuma, cement ties during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
When it comes to the global political economy, no one "talks left and walks right" more than China, a dominant player in global capitalism. South African and Chinese aspirations have much in common.
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The Shanghai composite index is proving to be one of the most volatile markets in the world and government regulation is having some unforeseen effects.
China's economy is stuttering and the slowdown is set to continue.
US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi have seen quantitative easing pay off, but what about on the way out?
The biggest factor behind the recessionary trend is not the Chinese market, austerity budgets, or even the threat of higher US interest rates this year.
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The Chinese stock market plays a very different role in its economy to Western markets.
China's slowdown will cast a long shadow for global economic growth from the Americas to Australia.
Downtown Tianjin: reeling from the recent explosion.
The Tianjin explosion may hurt the city's economy. But it will hurt its corrupt officials more.
The blast site at Tianjin.
The history of a city that went up in flames.
What the increased ties between Russia, India, China and Brazil mean for Africa remains unclear.
The strategy of Brazil, Russia, India and China towards African development seems to be muddled with selfish national interests. Their focus is on areas critical to the growth of their economies.
Why the Chinese yuan took its biggest one-day loss in two decades.
Farm workers tend to a tobacco crop in Zimbabwe in 2014. The push to establish a business and human rights treaty is fraught with problems.
Traditionally human rights are viewed as being indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. The notion that a company may need to choose which human rights it will protect is antithetical.
Experiencing the bane of an 8% drop in a single day.
Shadow banking has helped fuel continued Chinese economic growth. But it could come back to bite if not brought into line.
The rise of the BRICS countries is a case of political life imitating economic art.
The global recognition of BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has not only led to their greater global political influence, but also reinforced their regional leadership.
Bad news for Chinese stock investors.
Why the Shanghai stock exchange should be thought of more as a casino than as a proper stock market.
Friends for the benefits.
Despite the emphasis on a mutually beneficial economic relationship, political and security concerns have the power to undermine cooperation between China and India.
Indians are hoping for another Cricket World Cup victory.
r all of India’s cricketing passion, economic strength and for that matter its population size, the country is arguably the world’s most under-achieving sporting nation.
The mighty Leviathan is back.
Not too long ago, state capitalism was considered a relic of the mid-20th century. Not anymore.
Could tough talk, lead to tough action?
Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual press conference and at the top of the agenda was the Russian economy, reflecting that the turmoil buffeting the Russian rouble has reached critical levels. After…
Call centre workers in India.
ILO in Asia and the Pacific
The outsourcing of call-centre work to developing countries by Western companies has become a huge business. For many, it represents a positive force of globalisation, bringing not only cost benefits to…
Has the sun set on China’s property boom?
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The Chinese property market that has powered the country’s rapid economic growth for a decade and a half has suffered a contraction. This seems to confirm a popular pessimistic outlook that China’s property…