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.
George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and an adviser to some asset management companies.
He is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Prospect Magazine and other written media, and appears regularly on BBC TV and radio, Bloomberg TV and other outlets.
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George Magnus's Viewpoints Blog
- Whither China’s investment in the UK
- Whatever RCEP is, it’s not the answer to the slump in world trade
- Ofcom, CGTN and BBC row, the latest nail in Britain’s golden era coffin with China
- It’s ok to call the Chinese Communist Party to account
- Protecting lives and protecting the economy is not a choice
- China’s Journey into the Unknown
With a wave of regulatory and other actions against leading private-sector firms, Chinese President Xi Jinping clearly intends to re-establish the Communist Party’s ultimate control over all aspects of Chinese life. Yet that effort may well kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Read more →
- End to China’s estate market boom could spell trouble for the economy
Housing activity accounts for 29% of GDP, and Evergrande’s debt crisis is sign that more broadly things could soon change Read more →
- Is it time to avoid investing in China?
While economic growth remains strong, Beijing’s crackdown on private business bodes ill for portfolio investors Read more →
- Why China’s Evergrande debt crisis is the tip of an iceberg
The woes of the world’s most heavily indebted property developer could soon mean problems for Xi Jinping, China’s economy and beyond. Read more →
- Going after the private sector: Xi on a mission
First published: SOAS China Institute 24/08/2021
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