The RCEP’s impacts on China: One step closer to the global stage center


2022 started with a bang with the official entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP, 区域全面经济伙伴决定). This free trade agreement comprises 15 Asia-Pacific countries (with 10 ASEAN members and 5 non-ASEAN members), with China taking the lead. Claimed as a victory for multilateralism and free trade amid the current global supply-chain disruptions, […]

China’s Tech Startup Scene

China Startup Scene

China’s Tech Startup Scene: Emulating the success of the Silicon Valley Buzzing around Chinese universities are dreams of launching a high-tech startup and emulating the success of Silicon Valley. The tech startup scene took off with e-commerce giant Alibaba’s IPO in September 2014 and continued with the IPO of smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi that raised US$1.1 […]