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Warning Signs in China’s Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads
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.

COVID-19 Lockdowns Bring Economic Woes for China
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.
How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?
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.

Russia-Ukraine War: The Economic Impact for the Asia-Pacific
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.

Layoffs at China’s Internet Giants Indicate a Deeper Dilemma
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.

Can China Achieve Its Growth Target This Year?
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.

China’s 2022 Government Work Report Looks Inward to Economic Stabilizers
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.
2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
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.

China’s Core Economic Issues in 2022
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.

China States Economic Priorities for 2022, Emphasizing ‘Stability’
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.

Western Investors Are Divided on Buying Chinese Assets, With Good Reason
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.
China Keeps Virus at Bay at High Cost Ahead of Olympics
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.

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