China’s economy is feeling the pain of US tariffs. But with no elections to bother its leadership, it is in a much better position than the US to ride out the trade war.
The tit-for-tat trade skirmish between America and China intensified this week with Beijing announcing its own set of tariffs.
China’s president will ditch limits on how long he can stay in power. Matthew Partridge reports.
The world is changing. The disinflationary environment of the last couple of decades is rapidly vanishing. You need to be ready for inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
China looks on track for annual growth of about 6% this year, rather than the 6.7% widely expected.
China’s President Xi has consolidated his power. His focus may now switch to the nuclear crisis.
China’s president Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on the reins of power.
Xi Jinping has consolidated enough power to take China where he wants – whether forwards or backwards. Investors should hope for the best, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
The outgoing chairman of the People’s Bank of China warned that excessive optimism could lead to a sharp correction in the markets.
China is likely to see a consolidation of state-owned enterprises, especially in key sectors such as coal, power, heavy equipment manufacturing and steel.
The key question for China now is whether it can avoid repeating the fate of Japan in 1989 and its “lost decades”.