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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.

For China, the 2020s will be a difficult decade

China is big and powerful, but its consumption per head is no higher than Peru. A ‘recession with Chinese characteristics’ is not out of the question. China faces its most serious economic challenges since Mao’s death in 1976

The Hong Kong unrest is precisely what the leaders in Beijing don’t need

The protest movement in Hong Kong is the kind of thing that changes the way people think about the future.

Both Labour and the Tories are being dishonest about public spending

The major parties’ manifestos both are long on promises, but short on practicality or in some cases, honesty

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