• Thu-03-2024
All the Countries That Enjoy Visa-Free Travel or Transit in China (March 12, 2024, The Beijinger)

China continues to open up visa-free entry for foreign nationals, with six more countries slated to join a list that’s been growing since autumn of last year, reports Xinhua News. Citizens of Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and Luxembourg will now be able to enjoy visa-free entry to China for 15 days for travel, business, and family reunions from Mar 14 until Nov 30 of this year.

  • Thu-03-2024
China's efforts to prop up its ailing stock market (March 14, 2024, Reuters)

China's blue chip CSI300 Index has rebounded from five-year lows hit in early February, after the country's securities watchdog ramped up efforts to revive investor confidence. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), led by newly installed chairman Wu Qing, has tightened scrutiny over quantitative trading, introduced fresh curbs on short-selling, and vowed zero tolerance toward securities fraud.

  • Thu-03-2024
‘10 Don’ts’ for Chinese young people (March 13, 2024, Radio Free Asia)

Over the past year or so, young Chinese "refuseniks" have been swearing off marriage, children and mortgages – rejecting traditional milestones on the path to adulthood – amid apparent despair over their futures, the economic outlook and politics.

  • Thu-03-2024
The Chinese Church in Transition: Navigating Mission in the Diaspora (March 11, 2024, ChinaSource Quarterly)

This book showcases mission attitudes and activities among Chinese churches in the US. The detailed data provide in-depth explanations that simultaneously confirm the impression of a same-ethnicity focus in mission while offering more nuanced reasons why such a focus can be advantageous.

  • Thu-03-2024
The Great Repositioning (March 11, 2024, ChinaSource Quarterly)

The changing migration patterns discussed in this issue of the Quarterly take on eternal significance when viewed in light of the great repositioning taking place within the global Chinese church. The Lord of the Harvest is sovereignly at work, raising up laborers and sending them into new fields for his glory.

  • Thu-03-2024
Key takeaways from China's annual Two Sessions (March 13, 2024, NPR)

Following China's annual Two Sessions meetings, NPR's Rob Schmitz speaks with Wilson Center's Robert Daly about China's state of affairs and its economy.

  • Sun-03-2024
For many in China, the economy feels like it is in recession (March 10, 2024, Reuters)

"We were born in the wrong era," said the 24-year-old graduate from China's top Renmin University."No one cares about their dreams and ambitions anymore in an economic downturn. The endless job-hunting is a torture." A crisis of confidence in the economy is deterring consumers from spending and businesses from hiring and investing, in what could become a self-feeding mechanism that erodes China's long-term economic potential.

  • Sun-03-2024
Busting 6 ‘Peak China’ Myths (March 9, 2024, The Diplomat)

In search of a more nuanced understanding of China’s economic dynamics, let’s examine six of the most misguided myths that make up the “Peak China” narrative.

  • Sun-03-2024
The Global Chinese Diaspora Today: Overview and Mission Trends (March 11, 2024, ChinaSource Quarterly)

When studying the Chinese diaspora, we cannot overlook their relationship with their “homeland”—China. Political and economic conditions have made Chinese people move to other countries over the past several centuries. Traditionally, the Chinese diaspora was seen primarily as traders.

  • Sun-03-2024
“I Always Knew He Was There”: Discovering Faith Across Cultures (March 11, 2024, ChinaSource Blog)

Shortly after we married, we hosted a party for new university students from China who had come to Hong Kong to study. At that party, Zhang Er Xiao made a beeline for Beth and me. He asked us if we were Christians. He said he had never met a Christian before. He had lots of questions.