Apr 17 , 2019
China’s economy grew at a steady 6.4 percent pace in the first quarter.
Shang-Jin Wei Professor, Finance and Economics at Columbia University
Apr 08 , 2019
China is about to slash the employer contribution rate to the social-security fund from 18-20% (with some variation across regions) to 16%, and cut the value-added tax (VAT) rate from 16% to 13% (for most enterprises). This is on top of a previously announced reduction in the corporate income tax charged on the first CN¥3 million ($447,000) of taxable income.
Zhong Wei Professor, Beijing Normal University
Apr 02 , 2019
China’s 2019 government work report lays out the country’s economic policies to sustain growth and avoid the “middle income trap” that Premier Le Keqiang has warned of. In taking steps next year to realize the “Chinese dream,” three battles will be tough but key: defusing financial risks, effecting targeted poverty alleviation, and achieving pollution control.
Apr 02 , 2019
Indexes of factory activity suggest an uneven global growth outlook.
Apr 01 , 2019
Factory activity in China unexpectedly grew for the first time in four months in March, an official survey showed on Sunday, suggesting government stimulus measures may be starting to take hold in the world’s second largest economy.
Mar 25 , 2019
China’s top officials pledged to lower tariffs and expedite debt sales in 2019 as they seek to manage an economic slowdown while tackling the trade standoff with the U.S.
He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization
Mar 21 , 2019
Premier Li Keqiang’s Government Work Report provides a concrete sign of China’s renewed support for the private economy, especially small and micro businesses.
Mar 14 , 2019
A key economic index fell to a 17-year low, a likely trigger of more government support measures.
Mar 08 , 2019
China’s exports tumbled the most in three years in February while imports fell for a third straight month.
Mar 07 , 2019
Beijing statisticians ‘do not have capacity’ to correct inflated local figures