The Honorable Kevin M. Rudd: China’s economic recovery is tied to how others fare in global recession, Australia’s ex-prime minister says - 18th Apr

China’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will partly depend on how other countries fare in the global recession and the impact on the demand for Chinese goods, former Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Friday. The synchronous nature … Continued

The Honorable Kevin M. Rudd: IMF Predicts worst economic downturn since Great Depression - 16th Apr

2020 will be the worst year since the Great Depression with COVID-19 set to wipe an extraordinary $14 trillion off the global economy. The International Monetary Fund says the Great Coronavirus Lockdown will see economies shrink dramatically in more than … Continued

Yukon Huang: China’s Economic Growth Now Depends on the West - 27th Mar

China’s leadership expected that economic growth in 2020 would be a celebratory event, marking a doubling of the economy’s size over the past decade. The new coronavirus, however, has obliterated those forecasts. Beijing’s draconian measures brought the epidemic under control … Continued

Paul Haenle: Tempering Expectations Ahead of the G20 - 4th Dec

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had a “long and very good conversation” with President Xi Jinping over the phone. However Trump’s positive rhetoric contrasts sharply with the current reality of the U.S.-China relationship. In the midst of increasingly competitive and near-confrontational relations, it is important to remain clear-eyed about the difficulties that the U.S. and China face going forward.

Kevin Rudd: No country can solve today’s challenges alone - 12th Dec

The challenge we face today is different from what we faced yesterday. In the New Era, no country can solve these challenges alone, so new coordination and cooperation are needed. We should help each other.

Patrick Chovanec: China Clampdown Signals ‘New Era’ for $15 Trillion in Funds - 24th Nov

The private wealth products are now thoroughly embedded in the heart of China’s financial system and play a key role in rolling over non-performing debt. Investors believe they will be paid regardless of whether the investment performs or not. If investors can lose their money, they will stop funding these sorts of assets. Is China willing to accept what that means?

Review of Yukon Huang’s new book: “Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong”. - 1st Nov

Yukon Huang’s new book offers a breath of fresh air in an environment of fake news and media-driven distortions. The author offers fact-based analysis and goes to bat against all extremes, both Chinese optimists and economic pessimists, in an attempt to illustrate the true picture of China’s economic and political situation.