Pearls [China’s String of]

By gapthinking | July 5, 2018 | 0

China now owns/controls many ports along the Belt and [maritime] Road.  Gwadar, in Pakistan; Piraeus, in Greece and in 2018,…

Mobile Pay

By gapthinking | June 18, 2018 | 0

Mobile Pay – paying for goods and services by phone – is just one of the many ways that China…

Guns and Butter?

By gapthinking | June 7, 2018 | 0

China has two overarching and interrelated imperatives.  Provide improving economic and personal opportunities for its citizens, and reestablish its historic…

China’s Perspective

By gapthinking | May 18, 2018 | 7

China remembers its former greatness.  Magnificent civil engineering projects:  the Dujiangyan Water Project still functioning after 2400 years;  the Great…

Chinese Credit

By gapthinking | April 26, 2018 | 0

The Chinese banking system has long been afflicted by massive lending to State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), organizations whose purposes did…

Made in China 2025

By gapthinking | April 22, 2018 | 0

The formalized industrialization component of the grand ambition, now well under way:  including the Belt and Road initiative, the String…

South China Sea

By gapthinking | April 4, 2018 | 0

The United States Energy Information Administration has estimated that 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of…

BlockChain for Shipping

By gapthinking | April 23, 2018

Great potential, astonishing challenges! “Globalisation has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest…

Potable Seawater?

By gapthinking | April 22, 2018

Using GRAPHENE-oxide membrane as a filtration technique has a certain limitation: if immersed in water, the membrane becomes slightly swollen…

Made in China 2025

By gapthinking | April 22, 2018

The formalized industrialization component of the grand ambition, now well under way:  including the Belt and Road initiative, the String…

Additive Manufacturing

By gapthinking | April 18, 2018

From Boston Consulting Group:  “Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is on the verge of being widely adopted…

Intelligence, Artificial

By gapthinking | April 14, 2018

AI is increasingly ubiquitous, as are the reservations:  data quality and integrity, trust, ethics, and the diminution of the role…

Capitalism Redefined

By gapthinking | April 14, 2018

Before Capitalism morphed into “Financialism”, the stock market used to allocate investment to the most promising opportunities.  Any wonder why…

where IS the swamp?

By gapthinking | April 13, 2018

First thought:  Is Paul Ryan departure the prelude to a major November draining of the real Washington swamp? Second thought: …

DLTs’ Challenges

By gapthinking | April 12, 2018

Distributed Ledger Technologies [of which BlockChain is best known due to BitCoin frenzy] offer potential for huge disruption of existing…

Gene Editing

By gapthinking | April 11, 2018

From May-June, 2018 Foreign Affairs How CRISPR Could Transform Global Development, by Bill Gates “Over the next decade, gene editing could…

Private Competition for Blockchain

By gapthinking | April 11, 2018

CryptoCollapse [BitCoin from $20,000 USD in January to $7,000 in April] allows oxygen to reach the multitudes of potential BlockChain…