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Available to buy now. Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy is the latest book from renowned economist George Magnus, acclaimed author of ‘The Age of Ageing’ and ‘Uprising’.

Martin Wolf, Financial Times – “characteristically clear and compelling”

Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads – “ominous and thought-provoking”

George Magnus has occupied a front row seat as events have challenged governments, economies and financial systems around the world since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. He is widely credited with having identified the trigger points leading to the crisis and with helping us to understand its lingering consequences.

Once the Chief Economist of UBS, George now works as an independent economist, author and speaker. His views and opinions appear regularly in the written and social media, radio and TV. He is the author of The Age of Aging (2008) which assesses one of our leading contemporary economic and social challenges, and of Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011), which considers the rise of and prospects for emerging markets, especially China. His new book, Red Flags: why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy, will be published by Yale University Press in 2018.

This website gathers together many of George Magnus’s articles, opinion pieces and commentaries on these and other topics, and offers an opportunity for feedback.

Why China’s plan to save its economy won’t work

First recorded: DW Business, 18th November 2022

This is an interview with Deutsche Welle Business covering what’s going on in China today,

Xi’s Great Struggle

First recorded: Real Vision, 26th September 2022

This is an extended interview with RealVision covering a wide range of issues in and about contemporary China.

China’s economic challenges and the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

The 20th Party Congress will be a way-marker for continuity and consolidation, not a pivot for change

The Chinese economy: Troubled times ahead

We all know China’s economy is facing problems, but how it resolves, if it does, the distributional issues arising from the property bust and high income inequality will be revealing for economic and political stability