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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 desire to control Hong Kong will not end well – for China, Hong Kong or the rest of the world

Hong Kong protests could lead to more direct intervention by China to which the US Congress has already started to respond

As the 2020s dawn, China’s search for financial stability isn’t getting easier

Although the US-China trade war and the protests in Hong Kong have hogged the news headlines this year,

The Chinese takeover of British Steel is an example of low politics

What possible interest might the Chinese steel and other products firm, Jingye, have in British Steel, a firm that, in 2016, was sold by Tata Steel to a private equity company for the sum of £1?

Will The Trade Conflict Confound China’s Ambitions?

China’s economy faces uncertainty and choppy waters in the years ahead, a trend that the trade conflict with the United States seems likely to deepen.

Shadows loom over China’s 70th birthday celebrations

Trade tensions, Hong Kong and economic slowdown pose threats to the Communist party