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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.

The Ant saga should teach Western investors a Chinese lesson

The pulling of Ant’s IPO was important for Jack Ma and fintech rules and regs, but has wider implications for Chinese capital markets and for China

Has the pandemic emboldened or weakened China in the global system?

First published: LSE Ideas 03/11/2020

If the 2008 financial crisis and aftermath was the time China lost respect for the western economic model,

Can China seize the moment?

The secrecy surrounding this week’s 5th Plenum will be lifted in due course. It’s a moment China wants to exploit but can it?

Would China dare to invade Taiwan?

With the end of the one country two system model for reunification, China has two choices: invasion or coercion

End the furlough scheme but shift the focus to individuals, and new jobs

Why supporting individuals in the labour market is far better now than paying companies to keep jobs that may not return