China faces a difficult 2022 as structural headwinds, the bursting of the property cycle, and omicron combine to challenge Beijing Read more →
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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- Problems are piling up for China’s economy, and not just from Covid
- From economic miracle to mirage – will China’s GDP ever overtake the US?
Issues of governance, rising debt, Covid and property market turmoil will delay Beijing’s quest to become the global economy’s No 1 Read more →
- The downfall of Evergrande foreshadows a difficult decade for China – and for Xi Jinping
If the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t handle the property giant’s default carefully, the economic and political consequences could be seismic. Read more →
- Squaring the ageing circle
Life expectancy is increasing as the working-age population dwindles, how do we maintain our quality of life? Read more →
- Common prosperity: more slogan than solution
What does China mean by 'common prosperity', and is it an answer to anything ? Read more →
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