What China Wants

As China becomes, again, the world's largest economy, it wants the respect it enjoyed in centuries past. But it does not know how to achieve or deserve it. MATTHEW BOULTON, James Watt’s partner in the development of the steam engine...
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...
By Huang Yiping Official and unofficial economic data confirms that the Chinese economy stabilized in mid-2016. But there is disagreement about the country’s growth outlook moving forward. Three important forces are likely to shape economic trends in 2017: Developments in the...
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...
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...
By Everett Rosenfeld China has a debt problem, and it's likely much worse than most statistics demonstrate. Recent reports point to an ongoing effort by Beijing to tightly control the prevailing storyline about its economy, including recent revelations about the central...
Equity investors across the world are positioned for the nirvana of synchronised and accelerating global expansion led by China and the US. What they may instead get is a synchronised Sino-American slap in the face. Analysts at UBS say the...
After being ejected from the White House on Friday, Steve Bannon told the Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” It’s not entirely clear what he meant, or whether he was saying anything worth paying...

On Economy and Trade

By Lianlong The strategist Guan Zhong said: "The administration of the country must take it the first priority to enrich the people." How to enrich its people? Economic development and trade, according to Guan Zhong. To solve the problem of people's food and clothing, the ancient economists...
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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