“Made in China.” You’ve probably seen this label on your clothes, toys, and other everyday products. China’s reach has skyrocketed in recent decades, disrupting the global trading system as we know it. This video is part of the Inside the Issues video series, featuring CFR Vice President of Studies Shannon K. O’Neil. Watch as she helps explain and clarify common misconceptions surrounding international issues such as China’s trade practices, green jobs, and immigration.
Shadow banking is on the rise in China. This begs some important questions. Among them: Why? How is the shadow banking scene different in China vs. the U.S.? Do government regulations do what they intend to? Given the nature of shadow banking and the importance of the Chinese economy to the global economy, the situation bears examination.
China’s marketing landscape is a different machine than Western companies may be accustomed to. How a country evolves impacts consumer habits — which, in turn, should impact marketing practice. Western multinational firms seeking to expand need to shift their strategies — and might find they can apply some lessons to other markets.
The United States leads the world in innovation, research, and technology development. Since World War II, the new markets, industries, companies, and military capabilities that emerged from the country’s science and technology commitment have combined to make the United States the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth.
Famous for producing pork products, Smithfield Foods had a history of aggressive growth. But when that growth stalled for a matter of years, it was time to consider acquisition by ShuangHui International. This case in point discusses the pros and cons and strategic considerations that went into the international deal.
Backgrounder by Andrew Chatzky. Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline until the recent U.S.-China trade spat.
The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley will travel throughout Asia in June, meeting with prospective students, alumni, partner companies and other key stakeholders in the region during the two-week trip.
Researchers say burning a mixture of coal and crop residue biomass might provide a cost-effective, net carbon-negative electricity source that can be scaled to commercial levels in China in order to meet global temperature objectives by mid-century.
Cornell University, in conjunction with INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization, released the 2018 version of the Global Innovation Index -- a report ranking 126 economies on 80 indicators of innovative activities. For the first time, China broke the top 20 of the world's most innovative economies.
Scientists from the University of Georgia have calculated the potential global impact of China's ban plastic waste imports and how the policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment.