Employees work on a truck assembly line at a factory for Jianghuai Automobile Group in Qingzhou, Shandong province, in eastern China. Photo: AFP Employees work on a truck assembly line at a factory for Jianghuai Automobile Group in Qingzhou, Shandong province, in eastern China. Photo: AFP
Employees work on a truck assembly line at a factory for Jianghuai Automobile Group in Qingzhou, Shandong province, in eastern China. Photo: AFP
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

China’s economic recovery is going strong, despite a slight hiccup

  • The Chinese economy was hit by renewed coronavirus outbreaks before the Lunar New Year, but the effects were uneven and rather short-lived
  • There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about China’s economic outlook. Mobility is returning to levels seen in 2019, and China has started a vaccine drive

Employees work on a truck assembly line at a factory for Jianghuai Automobile Group in Qingzhou, Shandong province, in eastern China. Photo: AFP Employees work on a truck assembly line at a factory for Jianghuai Automobile Group in Qingzhou, Shandong province, in eastern China. Photo: AFP
Employees work on a truck assembly line at a factory for Jianghuai Automobile Group in Qingzhou, Shandong province, in eastern China. Photo: AFP
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.