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  • Fake Trade Deal?

    I don’t think anyone was fooled by the announcement last Friday that the US and China had resolved their differences and come up with a trade deal. The President was clearly over-stating the position when he said “So, we just made what, I guess, is one of the biggest deals…
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  • India China Summit 2019

    I had to search quite hard to find details of last weekend’s meeting between the leaders of the two most populated countries and fastest growing economies on the planet, China and India, and was struck by the peaceful and respectful dialogue between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi, in stark…
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  • Go to China in 2020!

    As we hurtle towards the end of another frenetic year, and with the inevitable pre Christmas rush coming up to get everything finished ready for the start of a new decade, I’d like to challenge/encourage/implore you to consider making a trip to Mainland China within the next 6 months! I’m…
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  • Made in China 2025

    In this engaging opinion piece by former SCMP staffer, Tom Holland “Beijing’s Made in China 2025 Plan isn’t dead, it’s out of control” he highlights China's target to reach “70% self-sufficiency in critical components across a range of high-tech industries” and goes on to say “as of the middle of…
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  • Under the Radar

    I’m not sure if you know this, and I certainly didn’t but, according to Katie Howe in The Diplomat, “for the past six years, regardless of tensions experienced across the region, Australia has played host to a trilateral military exercise involving the United States and China. Providing practical field experience…
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  • PPP Projections

    Whilst China’s economy is expected to overtake the USA to become the largest economy in the world in 2027 or thereabouts, many say that China has already reached that No. 1 status if you adjust GDP data for purchasing power parity (PPP), which more accurately accounts for differences in the…
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  • Hong Kong Oligarchs

    The term “oligarch”, defined as “a small group of people having control of a country or organisation” is often used to describe countries like Russia, Ukraine and other autocratic systems where, for various historical reasons, power, influence and wealth is concentrated amongst a small group of people (families, companies, politicians)…
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  • Social Credit

    I’m often asked about China’s “social credit system”, a plan to implement a national ranking system for Chinese citizens and companies which monitors behaviour and allocates/deducts points, and Visual Capitalist have done a good job of explaining how it all works in this Infographic.  As explained, under the heading “The Game of Life”,…
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  • Laying new BRICs

    While our eyes and minds are diverted by the US-China Trade War, President Trump’s twitter feed, conflicts in the Middle East, domestic politics, sport and celebrity gossip, we’re missing some important events and announcements emerging from recent meetings between the leaders of China, Russia and India. These “Big Rapidly Industrialising…
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