Tag Archives: Global Economy

Dr Andy Xie: Why China is cooling, not deflating, the property market bubble

Dr Andy Xie

In his most recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie discussed the property market bubble and why he thinks that China is cooling and not deflating it. Here are some highlights: The property market isn’t liquid like the stock market. The clampdown on liquidity has hit the equity market first, because it is easier to meet […]

Dr Geoff Raby’s New Book: China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Dr Geoff Raby

Dr Geoff Raby was recently interviewed about his new book, ‘China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order’. Dr Raby was Australia’s ambassador to China (2007–11); ambassador to APEC (2003–5); and ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1998–2001). He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2019 for services to Australia–China relations […]

Dr Andy Xie: Population decline could end China’s civilisation as we know it. When will Beijing wake up to the crisis?

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie talked about population decline and what this means for China’s civilisation. The seeds of the crisis were sown by a development strategy that relied on cheap, plentiful migrant workers to power manufacturing and construction Now, their children don’t want to be like them – they would rather surf […]

Dr Andy Xie: Why the GameStop stock frenzy is likely to end in financial crisis

Andy Xie

In his recent SCMP article, renowned Chinese economist Dr Andy Xie shared insights on the GameStop stock frenzy. The drama unfolding around GameStop is a tale of the internet levelling the playing field between at-home retail investors and Wall Street. The US stock market may become as retail dominated, and as volatile, as the Chinese […]

Covid-19 market bubbles cannot last

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, opined that despite the Fed’s best efforts, such asset bubbles cannot be sustained. Could political instability in the US be the shock that deflates the bubbles? A bubble usually ends with a shock, such as an accounting scandal or rising interest rates. So much helicopter money may indeed lead to […]

Dr Andy Xie: China joins other governments in seeking the dark side of big tech. Or has it?

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, in his recent SCMP article, shared that the world is just waking up to the reality that tech businesses want to make money above anything else, like other companies. However, in China, it’s government backing that has allowed tech monopolies to develop and thrive in the first place. Is China […]

Harry G. Broadman: RCEP’s Birth Is Oversold As The World’s Largest New Free-Trade Area

Harry G. Broadman

Harry G. Broadman, in his recent Forbes article opined that the RCEP’s birth is oversold as the world’s largest new free-trade area. While it certainly sends an uplifting signal in the midst of an otherwise deeply gloomy global economic period as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to constrain world trade flows and the functioning of markets, […]

Dr Andy Xie: How property-hungry Chinese millennials and shadow banking could fuel a financial crisis

Dr Andy Xie

Millennials in China are borrowing heavily to invest in property, counting on the government to keep property prices buoyant. However, the rise of shadow banking means the government lacks the levers it has historically pulled to prevent a debt crisis. Dr Andy Xie worries that these trends will fuel a financial crisis. One critical element […]

Dr Shirley Yu Discussed China Imports and Exports Figures and the Promising Recovery of the Chinese Economy

Dr Shirley Yu

Dr Shirley Yu, Chinese economist, in her recent vlog, shared that China’s September imports & exports figures January to September, have surged compared to 2019, respectively by 13.2% and 9.9%. The data tells the story of Chinese economy’s post COVID-19 recovery and that of the global economy’s shifting focus. Noticeably, COVID-19 has deeply disrupted the […]

Dr Andy Xie: How a Joe Biden presidency would offer US-China relations a brief window of hope

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned Chinese economist, opined that if Biden is elected, he will likely roll back tariffs and give China a short respite. To reset ties, however, Beijing needs to offer concrete action on tackling climate change and market reciprocity as a down payment. Here are some highlights: If Biden does win, it would […]

Dr Andy Xie SCMP Article: The real economic reforms China needs to become less dependent on exports

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie discussed China’s slowing economy and the need to implement reforms to become less dependent on exports. To find a way out of China’s political economy dilemma, there needs to be a massive rise in efficiency. If China shifts from small township urbanisation to megacity development, the money can […]

Dr Andy Xie SCMP article: The US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent article published in SCMP, Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, warned that the US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble. China is an economy that overinvests, while the US overconsumes: a marriage of convenience allowed these two one-legged individuals to lean on each other and keep their balance. But as […]

Prof George Yip: Trade amid tense relations between China and the U.S.

Prof George Yip

Prof George Yip, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northeastern University, talked about trade amid tense relations between China and the U.S in his recent CGTN America interview. Watch Prof Yip’s interview here: Prof George Yip is the Professor of Marketing and Strategy, and Associate Dean for Executive Programmes at Imperial College Business School. He has held several academic […]

Prof Nouriel Roubini Warned of a Prolonged Downturn and Sluggish Recovery from the Coronavirus

Nouriel Roubini

Economist Prof Nouriel Roubini has warned of a prolonged downturn and sluggish recovery from the coronavirus in his recent BBC interview. Professor Roubini also said any recovery will be in the shape of what economists call a “U”, or even “something closer to an L” – what he calls a “Greater Depression.” — “These jobs […]

Andy Xie: Coronavirus lessons for China: prioritise health care and quality of life over economic growth

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, in his recent SCMP article, opined that the pandemic has shown that countries with robust health care systems could contain the spread of Covid-19 without a complete shutdown. Instead of the mindless pursuit of debt-fuelled GDP growth, China should focus on revamping its scandal-ridden health care sector. The household deleveraging […]

Dr Andy Xie: How the greedy ruling elite failed us, by putting profit before pandemic preparedness

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent SCMP article, Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist opined that the ruling elite has failed us, by putting profit before pandemic preparedness. The ruling class has been ignoring expert warnings of a pandemic, which resulted in the difficult situation the world is now facing. Ay attempts to align supply chains to health care […]