Victoria Ruan

Victoria Ruan

Victoria Ruan works at a strategic consultancy firm in Washington DC, serving clients from Fortune 200 companies to SMEs looking to expand overseas. She previously worked as a research fellow at Eurasia Group in DC, and also wrote extensively about China’s macroeconomic policy and politics at the SCMP, WSJ and Bloomberg News in Beijing. She won the William R. Clabby Award, Dow Jones’ top annual honour, on her coverage of China’s financial reform. With a master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Ms Ruan seeks to deepen understanding between China and the West. The opinions are her own.

Latest from Victoria Ruan

Did the US play a role in China’s long-term market reform plans? Wait for the policy details
What to expect from Xi-Trump summit
China may sign free-trade deal with Australia this week

The pact would soften the impact upon Beijing of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, analysts say

15 Jun 2015 - 11:47PM

The pact would soften the impact upon Beijing of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership, analysts say

China may sign free-trade deal with Australia this week
Chinese farmer used ancient sword as kitchen knife
Couple broadcast wedding from helicopter over central Chinese city
Cancer stricken former millionaire in China struggles to look after 75 adopted children
China's tight control over state firms not progress, analysts say
Weakness in China investment will add to calls for Beijing action

Figures will strengthen claims that policymakers must do more – sooner rather than later – to revive growth

12 Jun 2015 - 12:14AM

Figures will strengthen claims that policymakers must do more – sooner rather than later – to revive growth

Weakness in China investment will add to calls for Beijing action
Central bank economists cut year's growth forecast to 7pc
AIIB in quest for ‘best bank’ standards, says French ambassador to China

Member states of the US$100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank aim to put high standards of internal governance in place, ensuring the lender becomes "the best bank possible", according to France's ambassador to China.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Member states of the US$100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank aim to put high standards of internal governance in place, ensuring the lender becomes "the best bank possible", according to France's ambassador to China.

AIIB in quest for ‘best bank’ standards, says French ambassador to China
'Made in China': the smart revolution blueprint set to bring Beijing into the digital age
Yuan's inclusion in IMF's currency basket faces economic, political hurdles

The International Monetary Fund's finding that the yuan is no longer undervalued would appear to boost its chances of inclusion in the agency's Special Drawing Rights basket.

27 Jun 2016 - 11:50AM

The International Monetary Fund's finding that the yuan is no longer undervalued would appear to boost its chances of inclusion in the agency's Special Drawing Rights basket.

Yuan's inclusion in IMF's currency basket faces economic, political hurdles
China's yuan no longer undervalued, says IMF

Agency declares currency level 'fair' for first time in decade as it urges faster reforms and a more flexible exchange rate.

27 Jun 2016 - 11:50AM

Agency declares currency level 'fair' for first time in decade as it urges faster reforms and a more flexible exchange rate.

China's yuan no longer undervalued, says IMF
Beijing’s investment plan lifts mainland China’s stock markets

Shanghai's stock market staged its biggest rally in four months, thanks to the government's plan to seek private capital for projects worth 1.97 trillion yuan (HK$2.5 trillion) to help revive sluggish investment.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Shanghai's stock market staged its biggest rally in four months, thanks to the government's plan to seek private capital for projects worth 1.97 trillion yuan (HK$2.5 trillion) to help revive sluggish investment.

Beijing’s investment plan lifts mainland China’s stock markets
Outdated mindset is blocking China's new ideas, say analysts
Beijing approves blueprint for capital market reform
Dozens held over illegal road racing in China’s Xinjiang region
Beggars leaving Beijing subway after fare rise and panhandling crackdown
China's investment growth may have hit bottom, say analysts

The mainland's investment growth slumped to its lowest in more than a decade, but hopes are rising that economic expansion has bottomed, thanks to Beijing's latest efforts to ease local governments' debt burden and pump in liquidity, analysts say.

14 May 2015 - 2:28AM

The mainland's investment growth slumped to its lowest in more than a decade, but hopes are rising that economic expansion has bottomed, thanks to Beijing's latest efforts to ease local governments' debt burden and pump in liquidity, analysts say.

China's investment growth may have hit bottom, say analysts
Call of the wild proves too strong for Chinese animal lover Rain Wu

Rain Wu's passion led to a career change that saw her caring for wolves on a Chinese film. Now her dream is to set up an animal rescue centre.

10 May 2015 - 7:09AM

Rain Wu's passion led to a career change that saw her caring for wolves on a Chinese film. Now her dream is to set up an animal rescue centre.

Call of the wild proves too strong for Chinese animal lover Rain Wu
Reform plan for China’s state firms boosts investors' confidence, but questions remain
Beijing vows tax relief for start-ups and innovators

Beijing says it will cut "unnecessary" tax hurdles to support emerging industries such as e-commerce.

7 May 2015 - 5:58PM

Beijing says it will cut "unnecessary" tax hurdles to support emerging industries such as e-commerce.

Beijing vows tax relief for start-ups and innovators
China's factory index dips as new orders shrink

Manufacturing activity the worst in a year, bolstering calls for fresh efforts to spur economy

5 May 2015 - 12:37AM

Manufacturing activity the worst in a year, bolstering calls for fresh efforts to spur economy

China's factory index dips as new orders shrink
China's Politburo turns to 'tried and tested' playbook to spur growth through investment, property

Leadership meeting points to subtle shift in priority from reform to growth amid signs that the economy is slowing, commentary says.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:10PM

Leadership meeting points to subtle shift in priority from reform to growth amid signs that the economy is slowing, commentary says.

China's Politburo turns to 'tried and tested' playbook to spur growth through investment, property
China's Premier Li Keqiang lets fly at officials over delays in implementing tariff cuts for consumer goods

Premier Li Keqiang has again shown impatience over bureaucratic delays, ordering officials to speed up trials on cutting tariffs for consumer products.

30 May 2016 - 5:09PM

Premier Li Keqiang has again shown impatience over bureaucratic delays, ordering officials to speed up trials on cutting tariffs for consumer products.

China's Premier Li Keqiang lets fly at officials over delays in implementing tariff cuts for consumer goods
China to cut tariffs on popular imports in bid to boost spending

The mainland will reduce tariffs on popular imported consumer goods to boost spending amid the economic slowdown, the State Council announced.

30 May 2016 - 5:09PM

The mainland will reduce tariffs on popular imported consumer goods to boost spending amid the economic slowdown, the State Council announced.

China to cut tariffs on popular imports in bid to boost spending
China's central bank may ease credit after weak bond sales
China's labour pains: slower economic growth and a cooling job market

As manufacturing falls, stability in labour force will depend on innovation and reforms, experts say.

30 May 2016 - 5:09PM

As manufacturing falls, stability in labour force will depend on innovation and reforms, experts say.

China's labour pains: slower economic growth and a cooling job market
China must improve transparency for foreign businesses: US business group

'Substantial problems' remain in rule of law, market access, standards, and intellectual property rights, says American Chamber of Commerce in China

22 Apr 2015 - 1:33AM

'Substantial problems' remain in rule of law, market access, standards, and intellectual property rights, says American Chamber of Commerce in China

China must improve transparency for foreign businesses: US business group
China's 'one-two punch' to spur economic growth