An OECD For a New Era

September 30th, 2021, marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the OECD—the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The organization was the post-WWII flagbearer for market economics, offering a positive vision of the benefits of cooperation among market democracies. By emphasizing analytical expertise to find pathways to policy alignment, the OECD achieved success and helped define the character of post-war liberal political systems in competition with authoritarian statism. Today, market economies are struggling to agree on a competition model with non-market statecraft again. Rather than invent a new institution, they should take a fresh look at this existing one.

Posted July 22, 2022
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What’s Behind China’s New Data Regulations?

This week, the final building block of China’s high-level data governance framework, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), went into effect. This follows the implementation of the Data Security Law and Critical Information Infrastructure Security Protection regulations in September and the release of guidelines on data classification and cross-border data transfers in October. This latest development is an opportunity to examine three critical questions around China’s emerging data governance regime: what about data is China most concerned about? What is China doing about it? And what are the implications for foreign firms in China?

Posted July 22, 2022
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All the World’s a Stage: Top Risks for Corporates Around the Beijing Winter Olympics

If the 2008 Summer Olympics was an affirmation of China’s arrival on the global stage, the 2022 Winter Olympics is shaping up as a test of Beijing’s political red lines, the critics determined to cross them, and the corporations that are often caught in between. As much as Beijing wants the Olympics to be a smooth affair, the event will be taking place in a highly charged geopolitical climate. Foreign businesses with China exposure will have to navigate a minefield of contentious issues that could trigger political flare-ups. The following are the key risks on Rhodium’s radar as the Winter Olympics gets underway this week.

Posted July 22, 2022
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