China Economy

Regulatory Hammer Comes Down on China’s Didi

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Early reports suggest record fines and strict data controls, freezing out future US-based listings by Chinese tech companies.

Has China’s Economic Recovery Already Peaked?


Recent performance has been as-expected, but headwinds abound over the second half of 2021.

China-Australia Iron Trade Booms, But for How Long?

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The iron trade has afforded Australia much-needed leverage in its ongoing trade spat with China. But a recent push by Beijing to diversify its supply suggests that this leverage won’t last forever.

SNAPSHOT: China Economy Comes Down to Earth


New economic data over the weekend suggests that the post-COVID boom might not be quite as loud as some had anticipated.

Population Decline: The New Normal in China’s Demographics?

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China’s demographic decline is a tale long foretold, but it was never meant to happen quite so soon.

The End of Made in China?

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Decoupling is the natural result of China’s worsening business climate for foreign companies.

Policy Agenda Takes Shape at China’s Two Sessions

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Two early casualties are democracy in Hong Kong and efforts to green China’s 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

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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

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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.

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