China Policy Institute Blog

May Day or Mayday? China’s Golden Holidays Signal Development or Distress?

By Mike Bastin. Once again China is witnessing another ‘Golden’ holiday or half-week with the annual May 1st Labour Day holiday upon us. But is this a further indicator of China’s economic development or a signal of distress? Certainly, tens of millions of excited Chinese consumers are doing their best to enjoy the break from …

Mercedes Brand Wins in China…but not in Chinese!

By Mike Bastin. Not only will Mercedes victory in this year’s China Grand Prix take the motor racing world by surprise, it will also boost even further the brand value across China and should do more for the popularity of Formula 1 and motor sport in general than any other team victory. Mercedes remains one …