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…

Fuel Cells??

By gapthinking | March 11, 2018

The widespread assumption is that Electric Powered Vehicles are the big force over coming decades BUT is this the only…

Whithered Economics?

By gapthinking | March 9, 2018

Whither (-ed?, -ing?) macro economics The governing paradigms of macroeconomic theory are in disarray.  Only in mainstream academia, and the…

PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA

By gapthinking | March 6, 2018

Does the Davos elite have lessons to learn from the experiences of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Herzen?  Their writings illuminate the…