China Center Publications


  1. China Center Research Brief: CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.

  2. China Center Research Brief: Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. 

  3. China Center Research Brief: Working Successfully with Party Organizations

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Over the past 12 months, foreign MNCs have become increasingly concerned over the role and powers of Communist Party organizations in their China business units.

  4. Economics Watch - China View: Growth Slowed In December, But Leading Indicators Suggest A Near-Term Uptick

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth slowed in China in December in fixed asset investment, industrial production, and retail sales. But The Conference Board LEI for China suggests strengthening growth momentum, in particular due to a relatively strong outlook for consumption. 

  5. China Center Chart Deck: Assessing the comparative economic risk levels of Chinese provinces

    January 2018 | China Center Publications

    Data show provincial economic risk levels generally decreased in 2016; heading into 2018, the risk status is likely similar, or even improved, since YE2016. However, risk levels remain elevated.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    January 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for emerging market economies in 2018 remains positive, but geo-economic and political risks remain.

  7. China Center Data Flash: Growth holds stable in November

    January 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth remained broadly steady in November, but the deceleration in industrial production and fixed asset investment in recent months suggests that growth momentum weakened compared to the first half of 2017. 

  8. Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia, Vol. 2, No. 1

    January 2018 | Human Capital in Review

    These articles explore what keeps CEOs in Asia awake at night; emerging talent strategies in engagement, inclusiveness, and talent development; and the role of human capital analytics in driving business and talent decisions.


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    December 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base outlook for emerging markets remains solid for next year despite accumulating geo-economic and political risks.

  2. China Center Chart Dive: Early signs of progress in deleveraging, but the road is long

    December 2017 | China Center Publications

    Deleveraging has long been one of China’s stated policy goals, and it was an important plank of the “supply side structural reform” program first proposed in December 2015. Yet until the first half of 2017, debt growth still outpaced nominal GDP growth.