Analysis

Economy

The ‘Belt & Road’ region will be the main locomotive of the world economy

The importance of the Belt and Road (B&R) summit for China and participating countries is well known. What is not so widely grasped is that ...
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The American Way leads to Americans dying early

American politicians remorselessly claim that theirs is the 'greatest country' and the 'American way' is the best way. But if so it poses a puzzling ...
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Why Adam Smith’s ‘classical theory’ correctly explained Asia’s growth

The growth of Asia’s rapidly developing economies is a vital practical issue for the living standards of billions of people and a decisive test of ...
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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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To become a high income economy China needs to study facts not myths

​Unfortunately some discussion in the media of how China can become a 'high income' economy fails to follow the fundamental Chinese saying ‘seek truth from ...
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Why the US turned protectionist – while China defends an open global econmy

It is a major mistake to believe that the US only made a turn towards protectionism starting with Trump. The US turn towards protectionism already started ...
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The ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political crisis – from Reagan & Thatcher to Trump & Brexit

​Every day the media reports deepening political destabilisation gripping both major ‘Anglo Saxon’ countries - the US and UK.  Most important for the world, of course, ...
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Why Trump won’t persuade Apple to produce the iPhone in the US not China

President Trump has claimed he will persuade or force US companies such as Apple to relocate their production to the US – and move out ...
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Why China has made the world’s greatest contribution to increasing human rights

​The U.S. Congress has debated expressing its concern over the issue of ‘human rights’ in China - an  example can be found in the US House ...
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Growth in the G7 ‘Great Stagnation’ will be slower than in the Great Depression!

The Western G7 economies are in, and will remain locked in, very slow growth. How slow this growth is can be seen starkly by taking ...
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