A sharp drop in imports and exports suggests that the internal and external engines of the Chinese economy are failing.
Contrary to popular belief, the value of Africa to contemporary Chinese statecraft is overwhelmingly political rather than economic.
If the past is any guide, the hammer is about to come down on China’s Covid protestors.
Amid worsening economic indicators, Beijing has partially reversed its attempt to reign in real estate excess. But is the damage already done?
The 20th Congress has solidified Xi Jinping’s position as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.
Ahead of a key meeting for President Xi, the authorities are projecting normalcy despite a faltering economic outlook.
As new cases pop up around the country, Beijing signals new preparations for the inevitability of living with COVID-19.
A new outbreak in the Beijing area is the latest blow to China’s ‘dynamic zero-COVID’ strategy, as economic costs from lockdowns and mass testing continue to mount.
Beijing is facing a confluence of several economic crises in the year ahead. Will it stay its recent course of economic rebalancing, or revert to old policy playbooks?
The next chapter of the Evergrande saga is set to begin over the weekend.