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Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy is the prescient and relevant book on China by renowned economist George Magnus, also the acclaimed author of ‘The Age of Ageing’ and ‘Uprising’. Plaudits include:
Martin Wolf, Financial Times – “characteristically clear and compelling”
Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads – “ominous and thought-provoking”
David Smith, Sunday Times – “Magnus is not predicting a sudden crash but rater how a series of risks might unfold”

The book is also available in paperback form with additional chapters

George Magnus occupied a front row seat as Chief Economist at UBS as events challenged governments, economies and financial systems. He was at the coal-face for the Asia crisis, the dot-com boom and bust, the 2008 financial crisis, which he predicted as a ‘Minsky Moment’, the Euro crisis, and the rise of China in Asia and the global system.

Since leaving UBS in 2016, George has devoted his attention to the Xi Jinping’s China and sought to analyse and explain the key drivers of China’s economic slowdown and its consequences, and the increasingly trenchant significance of China’s role in the global economy and for international relations.

George is a research associate at Oxford University’s China Centre, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and works as author and speaker. His work  has been featured in many media sources including the Financial Times, Guardian, New Statesman, Politico, Prospect, Spectator, Telegraph, and the Times, and his China views are sought regularly by radio and TV. He also authored  The Age of Aging (2008), and Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011).

This website gathers together many of George Magnuss articles, opinion pieces and commentaries on these and other topics, and offers an opportunity for feedback.

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First aired: 10th Novermber, 2023

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