China Economy

Outlook 2021: Can China Rebuild its Damaged Reputation in the West?


Last year saw a dramatic rise in negative perceptions of China. What can Beijing do to reverse the trend in 2021?

China’s Yuan Along for the Ride in US Election Drama

Yuan2, cc Flickr David Dennis, modified,

China’s yuan has emerged as a global currency that is uniquely sensitive to the outcome of the US election.

China’s Economic Realism: The EU Experience

cc Flickr bilderkombinat berlin,modified,

The tenets of the liberal world order are often set up in zero-sum opposition to the benefits of Chinese investment, and no one knows this better than the European Union.

China Turns the Economic Screws on Australia over COVID-19 Inquiry

cc Flickr U.S. Secretary of Defense, modified,

A new dynamic is emerging in China-Australia relations: Beijing brandishing the economic stick whenever Canberra steps out of line.

Data Puts China’s Recovery Prospects in Doubt

cc Håkan Dahlström, modified, Flickr,

The first official data has been published outlining the economic hit to China from COVID-19, and it’s considerably worse than many were expecting.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (2-26-2020)

ItalyTempCheck, cc Flickr Dipartimento Protezione Civile, modified,

Recounting the latest economic disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wuhan Coronavirus & the Chinese Economy

Wuhan Coronavirus, cc WikicommonsSISTEMA 12, modified,

For a Chinese economy still reeling from the US trade war, the Wuhan coronavirus couldn’t have hit at a worse time.

Signs of Infrastructure Spending Boost in China

Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, cc modified,

With a flagging economy and no end to the US-China trade war in sight, will Beijing go back to the infrastructure stimulus well?

Hong Kong Protests: Echoes of Tiananmen Square

HKLeninWall, cc Flickr Studio Incendo, modified,

Hong Kong’s quest for identity recognition, transparency, good governance, and rule-of-law is starting to resemble one of the darkest moments in China’s modern history.

Huawei’s ‘Teachable Moment’ on Public Diplomacy

HuaweiOffice, cc Flickr, modified, public domain

The Chinese telecom’s public diplomacy blitz in the United States has room for improvement.

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