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Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet with Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair, author of <i>Consumptionomics</i>.
Business

On two occasions this week Asia Society will be hosting Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), for an author talk in which he shares his ideas about constraining consumption.

Orville Schell on Walmart and the Greening of China

Walmart in Shenzhen, China. (dcmaster/Flickr)
Business

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the U.S.-China Center at Asia Society, has an article in The Atlantic discussing how a burgeoning "green movement" has affected Walmart's relationship with China. Are the world's most populous country and the world's largest corporation at the vanguard of a growing environmental movement? Schell isn't so sure:

Arvind Subramanian: Chinese Currency and American 'Conceit'

A bank clerk counts a stack of U.S and Chinese bills at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province, on May 20, 2010. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

A new President of the United States is on his way to meet the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who is a Chinese national, to ask him for money to salvage the American economony — possibly on the verge of collapse.

Aerotropolis: A Flight Plan for Asia's Urban Future

A jetliner takes off over the Beijing Capital International airport in Beijing. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

The sleek, modern airports that have popped up all over East Asia have become the envy of the world, causing even President Obama to mention them in his 2011 State of the Union speech. In their new book Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next, Greg Lindsay and John D. Kasarda argue that these airports are not only impressive for aesthetic and functional reasons, but also because they represent a glimpse into how our future cities will be organized.

Metzl: U.S. Currency Bill Addresses 'Massively Undervalued' Yuan

Business

“We are harming you. But if you defend yourself, you're going to start a fight,” said Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl, referring to the proposal by the U.S. Senate aimed at punishing China for keeping the yuan undervalued. In an interview hosted by Matt Miller on the Bloomberg television program Fast Forward, Metzl debated the China currency bill with Dan Ikenson, associate director for trade policy at the Cato Institute.

Orville Schell Discusses US-China Trade on Bloomberg

Orville Schell
Business

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, appeared on Bloomberg's Taking Stock podcast Thursday to discuss the effects of Sino-American trade. While the relocation of so many manufacturing jobs to China has fundamentally altered the structure of the U.S. economy, Schell believes blaming China for America's current economic malaise misrepresents the true situation.

Chinese Investments in the Empire State: Foreign Invasion, or Good for the Nation?

The Freedom Tower under construction at 1 World Trade Center, where Chinese investors have signed major leases. (Dan Nguyen/Flickr)
Business

Massive real estate investments from Chinese companies might stir anxiety in some, but the income is helping.

Karabell: Developing Countries Key to Curing Economic Woes

Indian stockbrokers react as they monitor share prices during intraday trade at a brokerage firm in Mumbai on August 5, 2011. Indian shares plunged by nearly four percent to its lowest point in over a year, triggered by US economic worries and the European debt crisis which have spooked world markets. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Asia Society Associate Fellow Zachary Karabell took stock of Thursday's market crash in The Daily Beast:

Chinese Investors 'Rescue' Small U.S. Companies 'From a Very Tough Economy'

Detail view of China's 100 yuan note. (David Dennis/Flickr)
Business

U.S. companies recieved $5 billion in Chinese investments in 2010, but it "may be only the beginning of a tidal wave of direct Chinese investment in American businesses," James Flanigan wrote yesterday in a New York Times article on Asia Society's recently released special report, "An American Open Door?"

Orville Schell: China's Direct Investment in Latin America a 'Tipping Point'

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping (L) is seen alongside Cuban President Raul Castro (R), on June 5, 2011 at Revolution Palace in Havana. China has investments in transportation, oil, appliances, communications and tourism in Cuba. (Alejandro Ernesto/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Orville Schell spoke with the Associated Press about China's recent Latin-American investment spree, and what it could mean for international trade.