Jun 7, 2018
The removal of term limits for Xi Jinping may be a better indicator of economic health—or crisis—than official statistics
Mar 13, 2018
Unregulated, speculative lending markets nearly brought down the global financial system 10 years ago. Now, Western banks are exporting this failed model to the developing world.
Jan 12, 2018
China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for over 25% of the global total. But the country has also demonstrated a growing understanding that a truly green economy promises to improve quality of life and create enormous opportunities for technological and political leadership.
Nov 21, 2017 | 04:00—05:30
The Implications of Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative for China and the World Economy
Jul 13, 2017
Why it’s urgent that China adjust its balance of payment structure and safeguard its foreign assets
Feb 25, 2017
A trade war would undoubtedly hurt both sides. But there is reason to believe that the US has more to lose. If nothing else, the Chinese seem to know precisely which weapons they have available to them. China could stop purchasing US aircraft, impose an embargo.
Jan 3, 2017
Beijing’s leaders face a critical dilemma over a credit boom that imperils China’s prospects for a smooth transition to a sustainable economic path
Jun 22, 2016
Frank Dikötter explores previously classified Chinese leadership documents, and attempts to set the record straight.
Mar 22, 2016
The condition of the Chinese economy is increasingly becoming a significant factor exorcising the minds of global policy makers.
Feb 18, 2016
The current bout of exchange rate anxiety is really just a symptom of the fact that China’s transition from an export-led growth strategy to one propelled by domestic consumption is proceeding far less smoothly than hoped.
Dec 10, 2015
With the RMB in the SDR, careful progression in China could balance the international monetary system.
Dec 7, 2015
There is a deeper story to be told about the inclusion of the Renminbi.
Dec 2, 2015
“Governments propose, markets dispose,” as Charles Kindleberger liked to say.
High Wealth Concentration, Porous Exchange Control, and Shocks to Relative Return: the Fragile State of China’s Foreign Exchange Reserve
At a time when China is the favored investment destination in the global market, it seems unlikely that it would ever face capital flight.
Apr 12, 2012 | 10:00—12:10
A country that produces goods of high quality at a competitive price is likely to be rewarded for its ingenuity with a trade surplus. Small countries often achieve great development success through export-led growth. At the same time, the entire economic system must be balanced.