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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.

China’s National People’s Congress and the economy: Short change

China’s NPC deliberated the economy and the headwinds swirling around both its technology successes and macro shortcomings. But policies to address the latter are still lacking

Why China’s New Growth Target Misses the Mark

The Chinese government is trying to lift spirits, but it has failed to offer realistic plans to address the country’s deep-seated economic problems.

How the Chinese markets lost faith in the CCP

China stabilised its equity market before the Lunar New Year holidays, but will this repair faltering confidence?

China’s Economy: Cassandra vs. Pollyanna

First published: China Books Review, 25th January 2024

The untimely passing of Li Keqiang at age 68,

China’s many systemic problems dominate its outlook for 2024

Japan’s example 30 years ago shows islands of excellence can combine with deep structural imbalances