The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress passed China’s first Environmental Protection Tax Law (EPT Law) on 25 December 2016. The EPT Law has replaced the existing pollutant discharge fee regime with charging pollution tax to regulate environmental pollution in China. Let’s see how it works.
I was invited to CCTV “Dialogue” program to discuss political and economic reforms in China. The topics discussed: the China-USA relationships, the differences between the Chinese and Italian government, and the Chinese program for poverty reduction.
On Italian TV, TgCom24, we talked about the constitution change in China. Electoral Democracy or Good Government? In this brief article, a summary of the main topics discussed.
Apply tariffs or not? A throughout analysis of what it means economic liberalism today and what kind of consequences can an uncontrolled opening-up to foreign trades cause to the domestic economy. More control on import tariffs also means more control on the domestic job market.
Let’s continue the analysis of the duties that Trump has imposed on steel imported from China and how China intends to respond, using numbers to assess the actual impact, beyond the rhetoric and diplomacy.
Italian newspaper “Il Foglio” has discussed a politicized version of the debate between “More Europe or Less Europe? More free market or more protectionism?” quoting Salvini and Di Maio, the leaders of League and Five Star Movement. Here is my opinion.
The saga between Tesla and the Chinese government is indicative of the balance of power between a country that has built its economic success on the control of tariffs and investments, and an innovative company in the new energy vehicle industry that tries to penetrate the Chinese market.