Category: Financial Times

China ensures Zhou Yongkang trial sticks to the script

Financial Times (subscription required) Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies It was supposed to be China’s second “trial of the century” in as many years. However, on Thursday night a Chinese court announced that Zhou Yongkang, the highest profile victim of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, had been sentenced […]

Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

Financial Times (subscription required) By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from a better country. China has been busy with Latin America, surpassing the United States as South America’s leading […]

China’s courtship of Latin America tested

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced $20bn worth of investment from China. But left unsaid was whether he got what he came for: a financing lifeline from his largest creditor… Expert quote: “Everyone is watching to see how they deal with defaults. The Chinese have not experienced […]

Hopes rise for release of US contractor Alan Gross in Cuba jail

Financial Times Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences Alan Gross completes his fifth year in a Cuban jail on Wednesday for alleged spying, and the 65-year old US contractor insists it will be his last behind bars. The signals sent in the US and Havana in recent months suggest he may be right… […]

The creative approach strikes a chord with students

Financial Times (subscription required) Jack McCarthy, School of Management It started out like any ordinary business school lecture… Expert quote: “In jazz, there are chords and notes but the performance requires improvisation: the musicians play off each other and play off the audience. That’s a metaphor for the work we do today in organisations. Yes, there […]