Holding up the World’s Pants: Xi’s Belt and Road

The Asia Team has analyzed China’s push to cement itself as a global superpower through a massive global infrastructure known as the Belt and Roads Initiative. This includes China’s growing influence in Africa and South East Asia, the economic and political implications of their global initiative, as well as accusations of predatory and colonialist expansionism and domestic…

China’s Housing Bubble

China’s real estate mania has caused astronomical housing price growth of over 600% in key cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen over the past few decades. From speculation of a bursting property bubble to mysterious ghost towns, the housing market in China is watched worldwide. The Chinese government has taken radical steps to cool…

The Plight of the Rohingya

Half a million people displaced in one month. Approximately one million have fled to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. The story and reality faced by the world’s largest group of stateless people is complicated. Largely evoked by differences in ethnic and religious beliefs, and perseveres because of geopolitical interests from global superpowers like China,…

China’s Communist Party Structure

With yesterday’s announcement of China’s Politburo putting forward a motion to change the country’s constitution and remove the Chairman’s two-term limit, online blogs and news outlets are discussing the impact of President Xi’s indefinite administration on the future of China. However, China’s unique political system and various commission names can be confusing. For that reason,…

China Seeking Dominance in Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the 1960s, it was assumed that whoever won the Space Race would establish themselves as the world power. The USA became that power in 1969 when they landed the first man on the moon. Today, we find ourselves in a new aged space race – this time, with artificial intelligence. It has been said…

Economic Zones: China’s First Venture into the Market Economy

China’s rapidly developing economy has been of great curiosity for many years. Its policies have pulled half the population out of poverty and dramatically increased GDP per capita, year over year, at an unprecedented rate. In response to the announcement of China’s new economic expansion plans in Xiongan, this report explores one of the core…

Nuclear North Korea: Risk or Rhetoric?

Join us Thursday September 28 at 7:00 for a presentation on North Korea and nuclear war. QGM’s Asia Pacific team will be covering a history of the North Korean nuclear program with a timeline of geo-political decision making, a history of nuclear aggression, and an in-depth analysis on what a modern day war with North…