China's Healthcare Reforms: Addressing Discontent while Creating a Consumer Economy
A 2009 announcement by China’s central government of a sizeable investment in the country’s healthcare system was followed by commitments outlined in the twelfth five-year plan to boost the number of general practitioners and hospitals. More recently, an announced change to the country’s FDI catalog aims to further encourage foreign investment in China’s healthcare sector. In light of these developments, NBR asked Benjamin Shobert to provide background and perspective on what these new opportunities mean for foreign investors.
Introduction: Oil and Gas for Asia
Mikkal E. Herberg
Asia has become “ground zero” for growth in global energy and commodity markets. The region’s rapid economic growth is driving an enormous rise in the consumption of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel booming motorization and industrial growth. This energy boom has been centered in China, but energy demand is rising dramatically across developing Asia and is being shaped by shifting economic, environmental, and geopolitical factors.
Determining India’s Economic Trajectory: The Role of Foreign Direct Investment
In an interview with NBR, India-based economist Pravakar Sahoo (Institute of Economic Growth) discussed the outlook of India’s economy and the role that foreign investment might play in stimulating growth. Dr. Sahoo argues that the country will not realize the full potential of outside investment unless the government confronts political opposition to key policies, such as allowing FDI for multi-brand retailers like Walmart and Target, and undertakes crucial reforms to sustain investor confidence.
Robert Zoellick on "The Big Questions China Still Has to Answer"
World Bank President and former long-time NBR director, Bob Zoellick, just spent some time in China on the Bank’s new initiative there. The ambitious project is described in his Financial Times op-ed "The big questions China still has to answer."
Outlook on the U.S.- China Economic Relationship
Event Multimedia & Summary
Access audio from the event "Outlook on the U.S.-China Economic Relationship" on November 10, 2010. Speakers include Thomas G. Rawski, Minxin Pei, and David Loevinger.
China, the Financial Crisis, and Sino-American Relations
Asia Policy editor, Andrew Marble, interviews Pieter Bottelier, senior adjunct professor of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University, on the impacts of the financial crisis on China and the implications for China’s foreign policy and global status.
Anders Åslund & Andrew Kuchins' The Russia Balance Sheet
Andrew C. Kuchins, Donald N. Jensen, Stephen J. Blank, Peter Rutland, Jeffrey Mankoff, Steven Rosefielde, Anders Åslund and Steven E. Halliwell
Book Review Roundtable
In this book review roundtable, experts discuss Anders Åslund and Andrew Kuchins’ recent book The Russia Balance Sheet.
Strategic Asia by the Numbers 2009-10
Strategic Asia by the Numbers
This appendix contain tables and figures drawn from NBR’s Strategic Asia database and its sources This section consists of fourteen tables covering politics and international relations, economies, trade and investment, energy, security challenges, and weapons of mass destruction. The data sets presented here summarize the critical trends in the region and changes underway in the balance of power in Asia.
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Strategic Asia 2009–10 Book Launch Event
Event Multimedia & Summary
NBR unveiled the research findings from Strategic Asia 2009-2010: Economic Meltdown and Geopolitical Stability at a book launch event held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2009. Volume co-editor and contributing author Ashley J. Tellis and fellow contributing authors discussed the aftermath of the economic crisis and the implications for U.S. power in Asia and for the strategies of China, India, Japan, and Russia.