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Beating Targets: China's Economy Grew 6.9 Percent in 2017
January 18, 2018
Beating Targets: China's Economy Grew 6.9 Percent in 2017
China’s GDP reached 82.71 trillion yuan in 2017, beating Beijing's growth target.
Beating Targets: China's Economy Grew 6.9 Percent in 2017
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
January 03, 2018
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
Goals and prospects for Asia's major economies in the Year of the Dog.
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
December 20, 2017
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
The Chinese government is hoping branded, themed villages can revitalize the countryside.
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
Trump's Coming Trade War With China
December 19, 2017
Trump's Coming Trade War With China
The administration could be courting disaster if it relies too heavily on a punitive approach against Beijing.
Trump's Coming Trade War With China
China's SOE Reform Challenge
November 30, 2017
China's SOE Reform Challenge
A closer look at the key obstacles Beijing faces on this front.
China's SOE Reform Challenge
Can China Fix Its Debt Woes?
October 26, 2017
Can China Fix Its Debt Woes?
Some positive signals came out of the 19th Party Congress, but reform will be an uphill battle. 
Can China Fix Its Debt Woes?
Is China’s Economy Coming Back?
October 12, 2017
Is China’s Economy Coming Back?
IMF raises China’s 2017 GDP forecast to 6.8 percent, 0.1 percent higher than its previous forecast.
Is China’s Economy Coming Back?
China Manufacturing 2025: Impact on Europe
September 12, 2017
China Manufacturing 2025: Impact on Europe
Insights from Carl Hayward.
China Manufacturing 2025: Impact on Europe
China’s State Council Announces Curbs on Overseas Investment
September 05, 2017
China’s State Council Announces Curbs on Overseas Investment
Insights from Andrew Polk.
China’s State Council Announces Curbs on Overseas Investment
Korean War Threat Fades as China Debt Fears Resurface
August 21, 2017
Korean War Threat Fades as China Debt Fears Resurface
Pyongyang's threats generate a sense of déjà vu, but China’s debt inspires more concrete worries.
Korean War Threat Fades as China Debt Fears Resurface
On the Chinese Campaign Trail: The Path to the 19th Party Congress
May 15, 2017
On the Chinese Campaign Trail: The Path to the 19th Party Congress
Imagining what Xi Jinping would say if he had to campaign for re-election in a multi-party contest.
On the Chinese Campaign Trail: The Path to the 19th Party Congress
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
April 25, 2017
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
The global economy not yet “out of the woods.”
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates
April 17, 2017
China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates
China’s surprise GDP performance in the first quarter of 2017 is unlikely to be sustainable.
China's Latest Economic Data Beats Estimates
China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze
April 14, 2017
China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze
Even as minimum wage growth slow, rising labor costs are still pressuring businesses.
China’s Minimum Wage Growth Slows, But Businesses Still Feel the Squeeze
Five Themes From China’s 2017 Economic Data So Far
March 14, 2017
Five Themes From China’s 2017 Economic Data So Far
Data from January and February gives the earliest picture of what to expect from China's economy this year.
Five Themes From China’s 2017 Economic Data So Far
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