In this issue of Global Impact, we look at the state of the Chinese economy today and peer into our looking glass to try to divine where it’s headed, in the hope of shedding some light on the subject.
In this issue of Global Impact, we look at the results of China's once-in-a-decade census and what it means going forward for the most populous nation.
In this issue of Global Impact, we’ll look at how Cathay Pacific got into its current weak position and what the future might bring.
Mainland China’s overall population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but the number of new births fell for a fourth consecutive year.
The escalating Xinjiang human rights controversy is rapidly souring relations between China and the West, as politics and commerce become increasingly linked.
This week, the Global Impact newsletter takes a closer look at what’s going on with the Chinese economy at the moment.
In this issue of Global Impact, we’ll dig into ByteDance and its history and future ambitions. It’s been a rocky 12 months for them, but with Donald Trump gone, TikTok can finally get back to work on expanding its franchise as the world’s most popular app.
The latest issue of the Global Impact newsletter looks back at the “two sessions” meetings and how President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party leadership unveiled more details of their blueprint to push Chinese development to the next stage.
This is the first in a new three-part newsletter series – “Decoding China’s Two Sessions 2021”, with the first following Premier Li Keqiang delivering the annual government work report at the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Friday in Beijing.
Top Chinese officials and advisers will meet at the "two sessions" to lay out policies for the year ahead amid growing Western criticism of the nation’s human rights record. That record is already impacting its relations and threatens to get worse in the year ahead, with growing calls for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February next year. How exactly this will play out is uncertain, other than it will take up the time and attention of policymakers in Beijing and other capitals around the world.
Nearly a month has passed since Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing shocked the world by seizing power on February 1 from the democratically elected National League for Democracy and the country’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. In this issue of Global Impact, we explore the road ahead for Myanmar as it once again stares down the abyss of autocratic rule.
The world changed dramatically in January 2020 with the realisation of the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on lives worldwide. The virus didn't recognise national boundaries and wreaked havoc on the entire global economy. But Beijing's timely and robust steps to contain the outbreak, coupled with massive government financial support, allowed the Chinese economy to lead the global recovery from the damage caused by the pandemic. Going forward, though, the outlook for the economy now remains uncertain, given the resurgence of the virus and a series of other economic challenges.
The age of the electric car has started in earnest in China amid heated competition among foreign and domestic brands. In this issue, we explore the current state of and outlook for the huge domestic market as China chases its goal of being carbon neutral by 2060.
China’s Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a gauge of sentiment among smaller, private firms, fell to 52.0 in January from 56.3 in December.
Is this ground zero? That’s what an international team of scientists who arrived in the central China city of Wuhan in January is trying to determine. The team’s goal is to track down the source of the virus that causes Covid-19, first identified more than a year ago in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people. This week’s newsletter looks at the challenges the team faces in an undertaking that has become heavily politicised.