Analysis

Economic theory

Key lessons from the failure of the US and success of China’s economic stimulus programmes

Introduction It is well known that China will continue economic stimulus measures in 2023 – the only serious discussion is of what type. To be ...
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Witnessing at first hand the USSR’s disintegration made me intensely understand the scale of China’s success

In December 1991 the USSR collapsed - a geopolitical catastrophe with deep consequences for the people of the Soviet Union, for China and for the ...
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Reduction in carbon emissions must be carried out as quickly as possible – and above all by advanced economies

An earlier article, “COP26: Why Advanced Countries Must Proportionately Make By Far the Biggest Cuts in Carbon Emissions – Factual Briefing,” analysed the data produced ...
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Why Common Prosperity is Good for Socialism and for China’s Economy

President Xi Jinping’s introduction of the term “Common Prosperity” has led to an important discussion both inside and outside China. The aim of Common Prosperity ...
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My new book explaining China’s economic miracle

The new book “China’s Great Road” collects together in English a number of my main analyses of China’s economy and its relations with the world ...
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Why China maintained its strong economic growth

Introduction China’s GDP growth in the 1st quarter of 2019 was 6.4% - the same as in the last quarter of 2018. This figure, and ...
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How China out thought the West

Since 1978 there have been three huge international tests of economic analysis and thinking. First, the unparalleled success of China’s reform and opening up. Second, ...
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Despite himself Trump admits the superiority of China’s socialist economy to capitalism

Major events, such as the Trump administration launching tariff aggression against China, inevitably ruthlessly cut away hollow rhetoric and allow the objective facts of a ...
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Deng Xiaoping – the world’s greatest economist

​August 22, 2014 was the 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping. Numerous achievements would ensure Deng Xiaoping a major position in China's history ...
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How Singapore achieved a higher per capita GDP than the US

​The economic development of Singapore under is famous as one of the greatest success stories in history. Singapore has become the only Asian country to achieve ...
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