Despite indications that China’s economy is likely to experience a moderate slowdown, the world’s second largest economy – and largest market by headcount – continues to expand the depth of its interactions with the world. From the One Belt,...
In the big scheme of things, the new grand chessboard isn't Western capitalism versus Soviet communism; it's the West versus the East and China is in the pole position. Slap China with trade tariffs, they dump Treasury bonds and...
By Yukon Huang The recent sixth plenum of China's top party leadership concluded that "China will focus on combating asset bubbles and preventing economic and financial risk." This statement reflects widespread worries about two possible bubbles — a debt bubble...
By Klaus Larres November 16, 2016 A visit to China by Germany’s economics minister highlighted a blunter approach to bilateral relations. The prolonged honeymoon between China and Germany has come to an abrupt halt. In Berlin awareness has grown that Beijing...
Recently, Moody’s downgraded China from Aa3 to A1. They cited several rationales for the downgrade. Moody’s is wrong for the following reasons. The concerns of China’s “economy-wide” leverage is misplaced.We all know about China’s so-called debt problem. Here is...
In January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Xi Jinping of China called his country a champion of free trade and globalisation. And at an international conference in Beijing in May, he laid out China's grand...
The NSW Treasurer says a new strategy to increase stamp duty for foreign property investors will help housing affordability, but the Premier says the policy is exclusively to raise revenue. In last year's budget, a 4 per cent stamp duty...
China may have suffered a high profile ratings downgrade, but that does not mean those predicting a debt crisis are any closer to being right. Indeed, the China bears are as wrong today as they were before Moody's cut the...
Authorities are worried about tycoons pulling strings behind the scenes The collapse of a highly leveraged, 3 billion yuan (US$436 million) takeover bid for a Shanghai-listed animation company this month shone a spotlight on a shadowy corner of China’s stock...
An empty passenger plane lifted off from Shanghai’s international airport on an overcast, windy afternoon earlier this month. Flown by five test pilots in orange jumpsuits, it coasted above the Yangtze River Delta for about an hour before landing...
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Seven myths about China

We are on the cusp of serious ­debates about the implications for Australia and the whole Asia-Pacific world of the vast increase in Chinese...

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