May 20, 2022
Warning Signs in China’s Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads
By He Jun
Signs of economic downturns in Shanghai and Guangdong are especially troubling, considering the outsized role they play in China’s overall economy.
May 18, 2022
COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China
By Dmytro Spilka
China’s stock market woes added to a broader economic downturn in recent weeks, amid tough lockdowns in major cities.
May 14, 2022
How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?
By Dan Macklin
Past precedent suggests the Chinese leader is willing to deprioritize growth to focus on more urgent goals, but only as long as he is supported by a sufficient economic cushion.
May 12, 2022
Russia-Ukraine War: The Economic Impact for the Asia-Pacific
Dingding Chen, Biswajit Dhar, and Bruno Maçães discuss how Asia-Pacific governments and companies are responding to the economic turmoil.
April 21, 2022
Layoffs at China’s Internet Giants Indicate a Deeper Dilemma
By He Jun
The tech industry's struggles also points to deeper problems in capital allocation and consumption in China's economy.
March 22, 2022
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.
March 11, 2022
China’s 2022 Government Work Report Looks Inward to Economic Stabilizers
By Nathan Handwerker
In a year marked by economic risks, China’s Government Work Report promotes high economic growth targets and key policy tools in order to meet them.
January 06, 2022
2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
By Anthony Fensom
Parsing the biggest economic challenges for China, Japan, and India.
January 03, 2022
China’s Core Economic Issues in 2022
By Sara Hsu
The real estate downturn and inflation will cause headaches in the new year, while the emphasis on common prosperity continues.
December 17, 2021
China States Economic Priorities for 2022, Emphasizing ‘Stability’
By Jesse Turland
The character for stability (稳) appeared 25 times in the summary notes for the 2021 Central Economic Work Conference, which outlines the government’s economic goals for the coming year.
September 29, 2021
Western Investors Are Divided on Buying Chinese Assets, With Good Reason
By Sara Hsu
Two related issues are plaguing investors: debt risks for Chinese firms and the uncertainty as to if, when, and how China will regulate particular sectors.
September 22, 2021
China Keeps Virus at Bay at High Cost Ahead of Olympics
By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission has succeeded in keeping COVID-19 at bay – but at a steep price.