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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…

China in Context EP20: The economic implications of Covid-19

Duncan Bartlett, SOAS China Institute – 22 June 2021 In this episode of the China in Context podcast, Duncan Bartlett talks with Tommy Wu, lead economist for the Asia-Pacific region at Oxford Economics, about the economic worries that remain for the country despite their impressive economical bounce-back. Listen to the full podcast here.

Russia’s Pivot to Asia (China) After 2014: The Wrong Turn?

Sergey Sukhankin, The Jamestown Foundation – 8 June 2021 According to this article on The Jamestown Foundation, a number of flaws in Moscow’s Asia strategy have meant their ‘Pivot to Asia’ has not gone as planned. The author states that “the much-praised Sino-Russian partnership is in many ways a one-sided deal. Since 2014, while Beijing…

Opinion: Why does everyone assume that Russia and China are friends?

Isaac Stone Fish, The Washington Post – 26 May 2021 According to this article on The Washington Post, the popular supposition that China and Russia are close friends is too simple. The author mentions a frosty history between the two nations and Russian territorial interests as reasons for Moscow to build a closer relationship with…

Asean needs to stay neutral and united amid US-China tensions: Tommy Koh

Eileen Ng, The Straits Times – 26 May 2021 Tommy Koh, Singapore’s ‘ambassador-at-large’, said in a recent webinar that what makes Asean countries the coordinator of regional operations is their neutrality and efforts to unite in the face of China-U.S. tensions. Professor Koh stated “Our strategy is to be a friend of both the US…

Will India Balance China in Asia? The U.S. Can Only Hope

Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg – 22 May 2021 Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg Opinion, talks with Tanvi Madan, director of the India Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington, about whether or not India can really help the U.S. to balance China in Asia. Madan states, “questions about India’s trajectory as a pluralistic democracy could affect the pace…