For China’s Economy, a Crisis of Confidence
By Xiangxue Zheng
Dwindling confidence by businesses and consumers alike is a precursor to deflation in the Chinese economy.
China Struggles With Weak Post-COVID Economic Recovery
By Associated Press
China’s economy rebounded at the start of 2023, but after a good first quarter, factory output and consumer spending are weakening.
Is China a ‘Paper Tiger’?
By Karman Lucero
Xi Jinping’s focus on ideological struggle will not help overcome the long-term problems that constrain China’s potential.
Can China Achieve Its Growth Target This Year?
By Wei Hongxu and He Jun
China’s 5.5 percent growth target struck some observers as overly ambitious.
Xi Sells China as ‘Market for the World,’ But Concerns Linger
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi tried to reassure foreign companies that a focus on domestic consumption and “self-reliance” will go hand-in-hand with continued opening.
China’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against COVID-19 Won’t Work for Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
By Zhuoran Li
The CCP was able to mobilize its people to fight COVID-19. It's having a harder time convincing Chinese to spend money.
How Chinese Millennials Are Remaking the Mall
By Laura Grunberg
What one Chinese mall can tell us about the world’s most powerful consumers
China's Latest Economy Data Calls for Caution
By Yu Zhongxin
China's economic data for April came in below expectations, in sharp contrast to rosy data from 2019's first quarter.
Can China’s Economy Weather a Contraction in Manufacturing Activity?
By Uday Khanapurkar
Beware an overreliance on manufacturing data when forecasting China’s economic health.
In Buying From The World, What Messages Is China Sending?
By Wang Shanshan
The CIIE is a sign of China’s commitment to opening up and boosting consumer-led growth.
How Worried Should China Be About its ‘Consumption Downgrade’?
By Biyun Song
Whether there is a “consumption downgrade” remains debatable, but real threats are growing in China’s economy.
'Made in China' Is Here to Stay
By Ravi Prasad
Lessons from the multicultural manufacturing city of Yiwu -- and why other developing countries should be worried.