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How Afghanistan rattled Asia and emboldened China

Tessa Wong and Zhaoyin Feng, BBC News – 24 August 2021 The responses from Asian countries after the fall of Kabul have been overwhelmingly in scepticism of the U.S.’ intentions and trustworthiness in the region. Whilst Singapore warned that they were watching the country’s next moves in response to the situation, China has stepped up…

From Beijing to Tokyo, Pang Wei’s persistence fulfils a childhood dream

Xinhua, Global Times – 28 July 2021 Olympic gold medal winner 35-year-old Pang Wei had both the hopes of a nation and his childhood dream weighing down on him as he aimed at the air pistol targets in Tokyo on Tuesday. This article on Global Times looks back on Pang’s rise to Olympic fame and…

As China’s Communist Party turns 100, economic challenges loom

Michael Standaert, Al Jazeera – 28 June 2021 According to this article on Al Jazeera, Chinese officials should be wary of the “middle-income trap” if the government fails to address issues such as income inequality and the urban-rural divide of opportunities. The author states “what is at stake in the failure to address these systemic…

Will e-CNY spur the internationalisation of the RMB?

Pei Sai Fan, Think China – 15 June 2021 This article on Think China by academic Pei Sai Fan discusses whether or not the promotion of the e-CNY can spur the internationalisation of the RMB and its replacement of the US dollar as the international trade and reserve currency. However, he notes that “instead of…

China’s Census 2021: 5 Takeaways for Foreign Investors

Alexander Chipman Koty, China Briefing – 31 May 2021 China’s recent demographic trends have presented uncertainty for the country, however in this article on China Briefing, the author looks at how foreign investors can exploit the trends revealed in the country’s 2021 census data and what they mean for macroeconomic development and industry growth. Read…

Four ways China’s economy can rise to the population challenge

Aidan Yao, South China Morning Post – 16 June 2021 In this opinion article on SCMP, Aidan Yao examines how China can mitigate the effects of its demographic challenges on its economy by raising the retirement age, utilising the skills of its educated workers to their full advantage and continuing its drive into the robotic…

The road to recovery for Chinese outbound tourism

The Economist Intelligence Unit – 12 May 2021 This update on Chinese outbound tourism by The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts a slow wait for the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, highlighting 2024 as the expected timeframe for the sector returning to pre-pandemic levels. The report also forecasts a shift in Chinese tourists’ travel habits in the…