China SOE

Small Bank Debt Warnings Flash in China

Yuan2, cc Flickr David Dennis, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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

China Debt: Qinghai SOE Is First Offshore Default in 20 Years

Yuan2, cc Flickr David Dennis, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The default of a state-owned provincial investment vehicle reflects a changing paradigm in China’s debt markets. But how long will the authorities remain on the sidelines?

High-Tech Domination and the US-China Trade War: AI Is Cheapening Authoritarian Governance

made in china, cc Flickr Martin Abegglen, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

As a path to economic success and a way to cement its rule, AI represents a lucrative frontier for the Chinese Communist Party. So although Made in China 2025 might be forced to change its branding, the core of the policy isn’t going anywhere.

Trump Expands His Trade War to China

cc Flickr Håkan Dahlström, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The opening volleys have been fired in the long awaited US-China trade war.

The Year Ahead for China’s Coal Industry

A coal delivery in China, cc Flickr Han Jun Zeng, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

China’s coal industry may be in a controlled decline, but it isn’t disappearing anytime soon.

IMF Warns on China’s Financial System (Again)

Pudong, cc Flickr Eugene Lim, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The International Monetary Fund is still worried about debt levels in China’s financial system.

China Renews Its Commodity Buying Binge

Steelmill, cc Flickr darkday, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

China is once again at the heart of a global commodities supercycle, but there are signs that the party might be short-lived.

Introducing China’s New Politburo Standing Committee

WY, cc Flickr Michel Temer, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

With this latest standing committee, President Xi Jinping has cemented his authority over the Party for the next five years.

President Xi Looks to Consolidate Power at 19th Party Congress

China President Xi Jinping, cc Kremlin.ru, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/52211

With no heir apparent in sight, President Xi is expected to seed Party and state organs with his closest allies. Does this mean a third term is in the cards?

Backgrounder: One Belt, One Road

President Xi, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/52211

What are the prospects for China’s massive One Belt, One Road initiative?

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