Sep 22, 2015
While China’s National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) reporting on GDP growth grates have been called into question by international observers, there is acknowledgement that the structure of China’s economy is changing. The real test of the reliability of official reporting, therefore, will come when NBS issues its Q3 headline GDP figure.
Aug 29, 2014
Could Beijing’s anti-monopoly investigations of foreign companies be contributing to a fall in foreign direct investment? Gordon G. Chang examines the trend and describes how increased scrutiny of Western companies could lead investment flows out of China.
Jul 24, 2014
In the wake of the news that China’s economy grew 7.5% in Q2, Gordon Chang throws up the warning flags and argues that there exists a very real threat of a “Minsky moment” for China. Additionally, Chang states that the Chinese economy will more than likely continue to expand in the future, but this is not a positive sign.
May 28, 2014
The 30-year, $400 billion gas contract, signed between Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom and China during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Shanghai to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and to participate in the CICA summit, signals a new partnership between the two nations.
Jun 07, 2011
Chinese growth is on a downward path. Gross domestic product increased 11.9% in the first quarter last year, and the rate of increase has declined every quart