Janu Du writes that the concentration of industries in FTZs can result in a reallocation of productivity, potentially leading to the “hollowing out” effect in existing industries, which can have a beggar-thy-neighbour effect on regional growth.
Hong Kong has recently seen a surge in Omicron cases. If it spreads to mainland China, it could torpedo zero-COVID, causing significant economic disruption, and political embarrassment, writes George Magnus.
George Magnus reflects on whether the crackdown on private firms and entrepreneurs is a compulsive political campaign leading China down an economic path it would not otherwise choose.
China’s better compatibility with neoliberalism has contributed to its rapid economic growth, while Japan’s conflict with neoliberalism has resulted in its economic decline, argues Dr Fumihito Gotoh.
George Magnus comments on competition and rivalry between China and the Untied States.
Dr Lauren A. Johnston comments about population ageing and the Chinese economy.
Dr Lauren A. Johnston write’s about China’s economy, with respect to demographics and China’s economic relations especially.
What is Xi’s ‘dual circulation strategy’? China watchers are endeavouring to understand more clearly what this is at an important time, says George Magnus.
Dr Lauren A. Johnston writes about Jack Ma’s vision for “globalisation 4.0”.
Dr Lauren A. Johnston writes about a view from China on the economic phenomenon of “Japanification”.