China

China and the US Contradict Each Other on Trade

“Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room,” said China’s President Xi Jinping at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air.” Is China th... Read More...

Australia and a US–China Trade War

It’s time for Australia to get ready for a trade war between the United States and China. Our security alliance partner looks set to pick a fight with our biggest customer. And all this on the back of the US... Read More...

Economic Outlook 2017: China

China’s economic challenges and risks are expected to mount this year as the country continues to pump in credit to keep growth from skidding to a halt. After last year’s gross domestic product growth of 6.7... Read More...

Shock End to TPP from Trump

Buy Korea, buy Japanese, buy Taiwanese, buy Australian, buy Singaporean, buy Thai, buy Vietnamese, even buy Chinese. Forget about Apple, McDonalds, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Ford, Boeing – there’s always an alte... Read More...

The Red Dragon and the White Cross

The Chinese President Xi Jinping visited for Switzerland for the first time, stepping onto Swiss ground to attend the World Economic Forum WEF in Davos. But he used the chance for a state visit, stopping off in... Read More...

Asia in 2016: China

The Chinese government had much to be irritated about in 2016, both at home from its gyrating stock markets, and abroad from an unfavorable international ruling on its South China Sea expansion and attacks on i... Read More...

A Questioning Asia Waits for the Donald

When Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan.20, we'll still be guessing which of his tweets foreshadows real intent and which are simply tactical ground-leveling prior to cuttin... Read More...

Is China’s High Savings Rate a Curse?

The average savings rate in China is over 30 percent – that is above-average measured by any global average. In other words, a third of the income of a household does not flow back in the economy but stays bloc... Read More...