2014 Global Risk Forum

Will a Rising China Respect Sovereignty?

December 31, 2014 by Ameya Naik
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China’s approach to domestic and foreign policy alike has long been driven by the twin imperatives of maintaining high economic growth and domestic stability, but these objectives have become more disjunct than in the past.

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The Dark Side of the Boom: As China’s Economy Grows, Evictions and Land Grabs Rise With It

December 28, 2014 by Victor Clemens
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While China’s rapid economic growth has benefited many, millions also have been left behind by unequal wealth distribution, opaque financial deals, widespread corruption, and lack of independent channels for accountability.

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What China’s Climate Pledge Means for Its Economy

December 7, 2014 by Robert U. Ayres
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China’s carbon emissions should peak at approximately 12 billion metric tons per year, requiring the economic growth rate to slow to as low as 4 or 5 percent, Robert U. Ayres predicts.

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Despite an Economic Slowdown, China Has a Strategy

November 28, 2014 by Reza Hasmath and Natalia Wyzycka
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China has been stuck in a protracted economic slowdown, with recent evidence suggesting a grimmer outlook in the near future. Under these circumstances, the Chinese government will have to reassure the public of its legitimacy and capacity to manage periods of decreasing economic growth and potential socioeconomic consequences that follow.

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