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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.

Hong Kong is going to cost China

HK may be an economic minnow in China now, but in finance, it punches at heavyweight league

China is speeding ahead but the brakes may well change things sharply

The assertion that China’s economy will soon be the largest in the world is a factoid

Xi Jinping backs off Hong Kong — for now

Hong Kong’s worst political crisis since the handover in 1997 is far from over
The Communist Party will not accept a situation where Hong Kongers have recourse to civil disobedience
Hong Kong protestors want the extradition bill withdrawn altogether — and Carrie Lam’s resignation