China’s economy

Chart of the week: China’s steep ascent

From 1990 to 2018, China managed to grow its GDP 35 times, while American GDP merely tripled and Germany’s doubled. And this steep trajectory is expected to endure.

China’s back in a bull market – here’s why you should get on board

China’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, is back in bull market territory. John Stepek looks at what’s next for investors in Chinese stocks.

How China is building a new Silk Road

China has vast overcapacity in construction and global ambitions. The two have come together in a new push for expansion. Will it come off? Simon Wilson reports.

Peter Frankopan: the mismatch of expectation on the new Silk Roads

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author and historian Peter Frankopan about Britain’s relationship with the new Silk Roads, and why we need to better understand China.

Peter Frankopan: Why does China want to invest in the UK?

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to historian Peter Frankopan about the Silk Roads and what China really wants from Britain.

China: slowing, but still shopping

The idea that China is slowing is hardly new and it hasn’t put off Chinese consumers.

A first date with China – but who will end up paying the bill?

Britain and China are making all the right noises. But as Rupert Foster explains, they’re setting themselves up for disappointment.

Why we should embrace the Chinese dragon

Everybody else is courting China, says Merryn Somerset Webb. So why shouldn’t we?

Red carpet rolled out for China

The state visit of China’s President Xi Jinping could result in the largest inward investment in the UK on record.

China’s growth is much worse than it admits – but that doesn’t matter

China’s economy is worse than its government admits. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid it, says John Stepek. In fact, now might be a good time to buy in.

Printed money won’t save us. Nor will China. But refugees just might

Migration isn’t the threat to Europe most people think it is – it’s a huge opportunity. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Paul Hodges.

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