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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.

U.S.-China Decoupling Has Already Begun

The idea that decoupling isn’t happening or is too complicated to happen isn’t borne out by what’s going on or coming down the track

Will China’s “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “common prosperity” campaign takes aim at the market-oriented policies that have enabled China’s rise. At a time when COVID-19 border controls and perceived complicity in Russia’s aggression are already threatening to isolate China, the risks of pursuing such a campaign should not be underestimated.

China has little to gain but much to lose as Russia’s ally

The uneasy friendship and ties that bind China and Russia counter long-standing issues of mistrust over the years

China’s Weakening Expectations

First published: LSE Ideas 16/02/2022

At this year’s 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),

China 2022 and Beyond

Recorded 09/02/2022

The Society of Professional Economists held its annual conference on 9th February,