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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.

Recovering markets may yet be a flash in the pan

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Unpredictability is likely to undermine the economy still further

China’s ‘two sessions’ had one downbeat message

The Chinese state can throw money at its economy – but that avoids the real issue

China Leadership Monitor Insights: Interview with George Magnus

First published: Friday, March 1, 2019

China Leadership Monitor interviews George Magnus on his latest book,

Xi feels the heat

-China is under pressure from Washington to liberalise in ways that are uncomfortable
-Liberalisation has consequences for the Communist Party to which it is strongly opposed
-But China’s economic slowdown and domestic pushback are edging it closer to a deal