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In Light of Evergrande, It’s Time to Talk About the ‘Big Four’
November 08, 2021

In Light of Evergrande, It’s Time to Talk About the ‘Big Four’

By James Borton
Evergrande’s crisis once again calls into question the role of international auditing firms – and raises doubts over what other secrets their seal of approval may be hiding.

How BRI Debt Puts China at Risk
October 27, 2021

How BRI Debt Puts China at Risk

By Jessica C. Liao
Critics pushing the “debt trap diplomacy” slogan often downplay the fact that BRI debt is as much a problem for China as it is for borrowing countries.
Seismic Shifts in Geopolitics and the Challenge for ASEAN
October 13, 2021

Seismic Shifts in Geopolitics and the Challenge for ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
Bradley Murg discusses Chinese debt, AUKUS, and grandiose ambitions.

Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?
October 08, 2021

Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?

By Luke Hunt
ASEAN wrestles with Chinese debt and post-pandemic recovery plans.

Vietnam’s Hidden Debts to China Expose its Political Risks
October 08, 2021

Vietnam’s Hidden Debts to China Expose its Political Risks

By Zachary Abuza and Phuong Vu
Although Vietnam's Chinese debt burden is low compared to some of its neighbors, it is still a worry for the Communist Party mandarins in Hanoi.

Evergrande Is a Symptom, Not Cause, of China’s Debt Woes
September 20, 2021

Evergrande Is a Symptom, Not Cause, of China’s Debt Woes

By Sara Hsu
Due to structural flaws in China's financial system, there will likely be other Evergrandes in the future.

Is China’s Evergrande Group Too Big to Fail?
September 16, 2021

Is China’s Evergrande Group Too Big to Fail?

By Nathan Handwerker
In a year marked by defaults, the potential collapse of China’s second largest property developer offers insight into Beijing’s changing attitude on bailouts and financial risk.
China’s ‘Circular 15’ Addresses Local Governments’ Hidden Debts
July 20, 2021

China’s ‘Circular 15’ Addresses Local Governments’ Hidden Debts

By Sara Hsu
Local government financing vehicle bonds are coming under increasing scrutiny as a source of financial risk.

COVID-19 Made China’s Debt Problem Worse
March 18, 2021

COVID-19 Made China’s Debt Problem Worse

By Sara Hsu
With debt soaring amid the pandemic, the government’s deleveraging struggle slogs on.

The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap
August 14, 2020

The Xinjiang Camp Debt Trap

By Safiya Sadyr
New revelations bring to light financial abuses of those interned in China’s “training centers” in Xinjiang.

Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction
April 15, 2020

Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction

By Deborah Brautigam 
COVID-19 has increased calls for China to forgive old loans. Time to sort out the facts and the fiction about how China manages debt in troubled times.
As China’s Economy Continues to Slow, Stimulus Rears Its Head
March 05, 2019

As China’s Economy Continues to Slow, Stimulus Rears Its Head

By Uday Khanapurkar
After more bad economic news, China’s commitment to deleveraging comes under pressure.

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