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Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

Quick Take: Huawei Under Pressure: Implications for Chinese Tech

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December 10, 2018

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The developments around the high-profile arrest of Huawei’s CFO has created a media frenzy, launched a range of conspiracy theories and increased speculation about the role of Chinese telecom equipment providers globally. The following is a succinct summary of the salient facts of the case and its potential implications.

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Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Moves Forward: Market Opening, Liu He to DC, and Another Big Xi Speech

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November 15, 2018

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Friday quietly announced concrete steps to revise and eliminate restrictions set forth in their centrally administered Negative List on inbound foreign investment. In addition, the Vice President Liu He's upcoming visit to Washington and President Xi's speech in December celebrating the 40th anniversary of opening up and reform both show the intention to bring further market openings.

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China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

China-Egypt Tourism surges solidifying bilateral ties

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August 8, 2018

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Few nations boast a richer cultural lineage than China or Egypt. To draw a line from their present to their past is to trace the evolution of human civilization. Despite this shared global relevance, until recently the two nations have remained isolated by geographical circumstance. Now that is beginning to change as Chinese tourists flock to Egypt in record numbers.

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Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Talks, Where are we this week?

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Talks, Where are we this week?

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Talks, Where are we this week?

Quick Take: U.S.-China Trade Talks, Where are we this week?

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May 10, 2018

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Vice Premier Liu He arrives next week for second round of trade talks, likely late next week Focus will be on reducing the trade deficit through increasing purchases, market access for key products, tech transfer, and intellectual property rights Finding some kind of resolution on ZTE will be a Chinese priority

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Implications of the Egyptian Presidential Elections: Interview with Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar

Implications of the Egyptian Presidential Elections: Interview with Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar

Implications of the Egyptian Presidential Elections: Interview with Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar

Implications of the Egyptian Presidential Elections: Interview with Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar

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April 5, 2018

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In an interview, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, CEO of ENInvestment and Basilinna Senior Advisor, provides insights on the implications of Egypt's Presidential election for its economy and foreign affairs.

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Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

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April 5, 2018

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As expected, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi secured a second term this past March, receiving 97 percent of the votes but with only 41% voter turn out. Expect to see continued focus on growing the economy, including eliminating government subsidies, opening new sectors to foreign investment, and job creation. On foreign affairs, close ties will continue with the United States and China.

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Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

Quick Take: China's new financial "Dream Team" signals opening up

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March 27, 2018

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What comes next after China's financial "Dream Team" was announced? Opening up of China's financial sector to foreign firms is a priority of the newly announced leadership coming out of the National People’s Congress. The financial sector leadership announced last week is the most Westernized and technically experienced to date.

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NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

NPC Update: At last, the new leadership announced

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March 19, 2018

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‍China announced its new state leadership today, with only a few surprises. The most interesting “statement” however, was that in all government-issued organizational charts, Vice President Wang Qishan is ranked as the number two in the government, ahead of Premier Li Keqiang. Totally unprecedented

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NPC Update: Slow Start

NPC Update: Slow Start

NPC Update: Slow Start

NPC Update: Slow Start

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March 9, 2018

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The 13th session of the National People’s Congress (NPC)—China’s nearly 3,000-delegate parliament—began on Monday, March 5th with an address from Premier Li Keqiang about the state of the economy. In it, he cited a GDP growth target of “about 6.5 percent,” and a commitment to managing macro-level financial risks.

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NPC Update: Fact Sheet

NPC Update: Fact Sheet

NPC Update: Fact Sheet

NPC Update: Fact Sheet

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March 2, 2018

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Each March, the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convene to approve the work plans for the next year in what is commonly known as the “Two Meetings,” or Lianghui. The NPC annual meeting brings together 2,980 deputies from the provinces, the military, and the central government in Beijing. Given the significant personnel changes over the past five years, almost 75 percent of the delegates will be new.

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"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

"The End Of The Asian Century", by Michael Auslin

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February 23, 2017

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Trends across key indicators -- from disparate demographics, slowing economies, military might, environmental degradation and the lack of cohesiveness amongst the Asian countries -- all threaten to undermine the Asian powerhouse.

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