Is the green deal a strategy for growth or simply a reallocation mechanism?
COVID-19 almost one year on, it is time to assess who passed the test, and who failed.
The European Union owes much of its economic weight to its regional value chain and integration into the global value chain. But the EU’s global value chain role is shrinking, and while EU trade integration with China is increasing, it is mainly to China’s benefit, undermining the EU’s external competitiveness.
Shocks pass, but change remains a constant. We need to start focusing on permanent changes in the economy and how to adapt to them.
Although the economic implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for the EU are modest, the geopolitical and strategic implications are not. With the arrival of a new US administration and the central role of China in the bloc, the EU needs to outline an Asian commercial strategy that reconciles the importance of China and the transatlantic relationship.
How can we ensure fair competition between European firms and Chinese state-backed players?
China is no doubt bound to benefit, but other members of the regional trade pact may benefit even more
With the Biden administration, there might be a difference in style, rather than a difference in trends.
A look into the intermediary role of Hong Kong in financing cross-border Belt and Road Initiative projects and compare it with Singapore, a similar offshore financial center and competitor.
'One of the obvious measures Europe could do in order to fill public coffers is to make sure that everybody pays fairly what they are supposed to pay, rather than general tax increases.'
'The Communist Party has acknowledged that the outside world now is more of a risk than an opportunity.'
For all Beijing's ambitions of cracking the hegemony of the US dollar in the face of Trump administration sanctions, the yuan still has a long way to go.