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China moves slowly and cautiously towards 2H2020 recovery, focusing on new infrastructure

SINGAPORE (May 29): As Europe and the rest of the world reopens for business after their lock-downs, governments and economists are studying the Chinese model.

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What to Watch for at China’s 2020 National People’s Congress

SINGAPORE (May 21): China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) will take place for about a week from tomorrow, May 22.


The threat of enfeebled great powers

(May 15): The Covid-19 crisis augurs three watersheds: The end of Europe’s integration project, the end of a united and functional America and the end of the implicit social compa


Why Luckin Coffee is now toast

SINGAPORE (Apr 30): Legendary billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett once said: “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” The recession that f

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China investment choices

(Apr 30): Several months ago, senior Australian Ministers stood beside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Sydney conference and smiled in support as the latter warned, “You can sell your soul f

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Straws in the wind

(Apr 24): Centuries ago, the auguries — those foretellers of the future — would throw feathers into the air and then divine the future. Nowadays we call these straws in the wind.

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The impact of disconnecting China

SINGAPORE (Apr 17): Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, more than a thousand people are dying day after day, unemployment is nine times greater than in 2008, and yet the US stock market continues to rally.

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As Covid spreads, global eyes are on China

SINGAPORE (April 13): A couple of weeks ago, Lily, a Shanghainese contact of mine who is in the fashion manufacturing industry, asked if I needed masks.


Chinese Covid-19 numbers not fake: Berkeley Professor

(Apr 3): Amid accusations that Beijing had falsified its COVID-19 numbers, a professor of public health at the University of California Berkeley has expressed that he and public health colleagues h

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