China’s placement of a North Korean- educated economist and an exemplar of debt-fueled infrastructure on its ruling body may add to challenges for Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to deepen the nation’s development.
The following are remarks by Victor Shih, a political economist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, on the ouster of Bo Xilai, Communist party chief of Chongqing, one of China’s fastest-growing major urban regions.
Wang Jing, the Chinese billionaire behind a $40 billion plan to cut a canal through Nicaragua, said he’s successfully attracted global investors for a project that has been on the drawing board for more than 150 years.
Xi Jinping replaced Hu Jintao as head of the Chinese Communist Party and the nation’s military, ushering in the fifth generation of leaders who are set to take control of the world’s second-biggest economy.
By most measures, Zhejiang Gonow Auto Co. was one of China’s private-enterprise success stories. Established in 2003, the company produces microvans popular with farmers and sells pickup trucks as far afield as Iran and Peru.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif begins a six-day visit to China today as he seeks investment in power and transport projects to revive an economy crippled by electricity shortages and insurgent violence.
China’s stocks fell, dragging the CSI 300 Index to the lowest level since 2009, on concern the nation’s new leadership won’t accelerate economic reforms including reducing the dominance of state-owned enterprises.
The Chinese investor behind a $40 billion project to cut a canal through Nicaragua owns a $1.1 billion stake in the telecommunications company that he runs, according to data compiled by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.