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Countries in the continent of Asia

Comic on "The Opium Ban in China" from the weekly De Amsterdammer, December 2 1906

Beyond the Sprouts of Capitalism

The contemporary political economy of the People’s Republic of China, the nature of the Chinese system, has been the subject of much discussion and debate in mainstream academic, media, and political circles, as well as on the left. Yet one can only make sense of contemporary China with a clear understanding of the country’s economic […]

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China Money: Chinese Currency, Rates & Money Exchange

Debt relief with Chinese characteristics

As China is poised to become the world’s largest creditor, concerns about debt sustainability have grown. Yet considerable confusion exists over what is likely to happen when a government runs into trouble repaying its Chinese loans.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel and Xi Jinping

Partners: China and Cuba

In the 1960s, the main forms of the Chinese assistance offered to Cuba were preferential trade and interest-free loans. From 1961 to 1965, China gave Cuba an interest-free loan of 60 million U.S. dollars.

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