China Economy

Outlook 2022: China’s Economy


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?

Default Looms as Evergrande Tests China’s Real Estate Sector

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The next chapter of the Evergrande saga is set to begin over the weekend.

Biden Sets China Trade Policy Adrift

Vice President Joe Biden talks with Chinese Vice President Xi and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during a luncheon at the State Department, in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

A long-awaited speech on trade policy suggests there’s no plan as yet regarding the United States’ most important trade relationship.

Evergrande: China’s Property Goliath Teeters on the Brink

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What does too-big-to-fail with Chinese characteristics look like? Evergrande could be just that.

SNAPSHOT: China Trade Data Beats Expectations


Christmas seems to have come early, lifting China exports to record highs and brushing away fears of a Delta hangover.

US Regulators Turn the Screw on Chinese IPOs

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Moves from the US Securities and Exchange Commission are compounding regulatory pressures on the other side of the Pacific, calling the future of US-based IPOs into question.

China’s Delta Outbreak Mapped


Mapping the latest case data from China's Delta outbreak.

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.

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