Zhang Lin is a Beijing-based independent political economy commentator.
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China’s leadership has made it clear to its people that the world will become more dangerous and they must be prepared for hard times.
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has killed over 1,000 people and infected over 40,000, has highlighted the good and bad sides of a state-controlled system.
With support from the former British colony, Shenzhen has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a centre for hi-tech, but can it really overtake its world-famous neighbour?
The percentage of Chinese students returning to China after studying overseas has risen, due to advantages for returnees not available in the West.
Beijing-based independent political economy commentator Zhang Lin shares his thoughts as the March 1 trade war truce deadline nears.
Analysts are predicting China’s housing market bubble will burst, but the economic and social model and ongoing urbanisation drive make a home price collapse unlikely.
Zhang Lin writes that China’s private enterprises are becoming increasingly like state-owned ones as they set up internal party cells and other political organisations.
The growing conflict between China and the United States caused by the trade war is very little to do with tariffs, says Zhang Lin.