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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.

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

Will digital diplomacy cement the Belt and Road Initiative’s “common destiny”?

As formally measured BRI activity slows down a lot, China has pivoted towards a Digital Silk Road (and Health Silk Road). Irs foreign policy under another name. Will it work?

Xi’s Dual Circulation Strategy: Can it succeed?

It sounds like a medical condition but ‘dual circulation strategy’ is China’s decoupling strategy…..

Raising taxes could tip us back into recession

Deficit cutting levels of tax rises would be untimely for the economy and dangerous for our democracy