How is China’s antitrust push being weaponised to counter western sanctions?
As the focus shifts from efficiency to resilience in global supply chains, what does this mean for China?
It is in everybody's interest for China to level the playing field among state-owned, private, and foreign companies so that no new distortionary measures need to be taken elsewhere.
Despite the pandemic, China’s interest in overseas M&A started to rebound in late 2020, with European industrial companies still of particular interest.
Can the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports to catalyse climate action globally?
China’s new long-term targets, to reach peak emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, are yet to be matched with a consistent short-term action plan.
China is moving towards a digital currency but there is a long way to go.
Ultimately, only time will tell if this landmark trade agreement will be productive and counter the potential bifurcation of international value chains.
Interestingly, the growth target for 2021 is pretty humble: over 6 percent for 2021, while most forecasts hover between 7 and 10 percent.
The middle to high-income trap in East Asia and its China dilemma.
The concept of competitive neutrality can be used to assess how far a market is from being a competitive environment. In China, competitive neutrality is lacking, with state-owned firms favoured in most sectors, even over Chinese private firms.
An examination of China’s participation in the World Trade Organization, the conflicts it has caused, and how WTO reforms could ease them.