China Economy

Data Puts China’s Recovery Prospects in Doubt

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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)

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

Wuhan Coronavirus & the Chinese Economy

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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

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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

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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

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

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions about Huawei

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Ask the wrong questions, get the wrong answers.

Small Bank Debt Warnings Flash in China

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Non-performing loans are a lot higher in Henan province than the official national statistics would have us believe.

Backgrounder: A Brief History of China’s United Front

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Xi Jinping has dusted off an old ‘magic weapon’ to wage political warfare at home and abroad. Here’s a brief history of the global influencing operation that surprisingly few have heard of.

US-China Trade Deal (March 9, 2019)

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Zac and Nick discuss whether the rumored terms of the US-China trade deal are a win for the Trump administration.

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