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Is the People’s Bank of China Preparing to Issue its Own Digital Currency?

On August 31, 2017 the Financial Times reported how Barclays, Credit Suisse, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, HSBC, MUFG, and State Street have joined forced to work on the “utility settlement coin”, a digital coin that will make transactions on the financial market more efficient. The utility settlement coin, however, would become obsolete if central…

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The General Principles of Civil Law, Party Groups, and the Belt and Road Initiative

  The General Principles of Civil Law, Party Groups, and the Belt and Road Initiative Originally published in Chinese on the Forgotten Archipelagoes Blog, this short, 3,000 words web essay presents some thoughts about how China’s General Principles of Civil Law may contribute to more firmly entrenching the authority of Party groups in State-owned enterprises,…

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