A look into the Chinese private sector.
What does zero-COVID mean for both China and the global economy?
How have events in recent years impacted global trade and value chains and how can we strengthen these against future disruptions?
Beijing’s ‘dynamic zero-Covid’ policy could devastate the domestic economy, but the effects will also be felt globally.
How much has China progressed technologically?
Though private ownership does not free companies from the pervasive influence of the Communist Party, China’s private and state sectors are not equivalent; China’s largest firms are growing faster than their state-owned counterparts.
This paper documents recent structural changes in China’s corporate landscape, based on company level data, providing a complementary perspective to that of official Chinese statistics.
The spectre of a democratic Russia aligned with the West is probably a more serious concern for Beijing than what it risks losing by supporting Russia, which is exactly why China has arrived at its contorted position on the current military conflict in Ukraine.
Top official makes rare intervention to reassure investors but progress to resolve problems will be difficult.
Beijing will support Moscow as long as it does not fall foul of Western sanctions.
China has too much to lose from aligning with Russia over Ukraine.
Beijing could provide greater assistance to its partner while benefiting from greater energy and military security, but this option is not without risk, nor for Moscow, which would become more dependent on the Asian giant.