China’s economic growth model


The economic history of China

(Interview by Hong Tong Wu)

The rise of China to the world’s second-largest economy surely is the most dramatic development in the global economy over the past twenty-five years. China’s economic development, a combination of market-led growth under a single-party government, poses serious challenges to conventional theories of capitalism. What did China learn from its history? Why is China’s model uncomparable to western capitalism? What historical events had lead to the development of China’s model? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Debin Ma, associate professor in economic history at London School of Economics and editor of the coming second volume of The Economic History of China.

The rise of China as a world power


Nexus conference 20Former admiral William Fallon of US and professor Zhang Weiwei @Nexus conference 201717

Former admiral William Fallon of US and professor Zhang Weiwei @Nexus conference 2017

The Nexus conference brought together diplomats, politicians and intellectuals from around the world to talk about the world of power. One of the panellists was Zhang Weiwei, professor international relations and  director of the China Institute at the Fudan University in Shanghai.

Professor Zhang is a board member at China’s National Think Tanks Council. In the mid-1980’s, he worked as senior English interpreter for Deng Xiaoping and many other Chinese political leaders. Zhang wrote the award-winning trilogy about the rise of China as a world power: The China Ripple (2008), The China Wave (2012) and The China Horizon (2016).

Why do so many Chinese in the West would like to stay? How will the world develop (westernization/easternization or multipolar/convergence)? How would China improve the world as a world power? Listen to CRTV‘s interview with professor Zhang Weiwei.

Professor Zhang Weiwei (middle), Miki Dai (photos, left) and Hong Tong Wu (text and interview, right)

Professor Zhang Weiwei (middle), Miki Dai (photos, left) and Hong Tong Wu (text and interview, right)

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Crazy Rich Asians


Trilogy Crazy Rich Asians

(Interview by Hong Tong Wu, Text by Miki Dai)

Since this year, the number of billionaires in Asia are larger than in the United States. Everywhere, we see more and more rich Asians in the shopping streets.

Kevin Kwan wrote a trilogy of novels about the new Asian riches. His first two books, “Crazy Rich Asians” in 2013 and “China Rich Girlfriend” in 2015 became New York Times-bestsellers. “Crazy Rich Asians” will be released as movie next year. It is the first Hollywood romantic comedy featuring an all-Asian cast starring among others Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.

Crazy rich asians movie

Kevin promoted his newest book “Rich People Problems” on his World Book Tour at Lloyd Hotel hosted by American Book Center in Amsterdam yesterday evening. Who are the new Asian riches? How are Asians represented in the media? What are the roles of stereotypes? Listen to CRTV’s interview with novelist Kevin Kwan!

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