Economy & Trade

Xi-Biden Meeting: “Productive” Talks Lead to Increased Cooperation in Key Areas


The first in-person meeting between the two heads of state in a year led to commitments to increase cooperation on climate, AI, counternarcotics, and military affairs.

The 2023 Xi-Biden Meeting: A Summary of the Discussions and Future Trends


The high-profile meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in underway. This Op-ed article from Chris Devonshire-Ellis discusses the underlying issues at stake.

China 2023 October Economic Roundup: Retail Sales and Factory Output Exceed Expectations


We break down key data points in the China October economic roundup released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The Chinese economy appears to have ‘bottomed out’ with several indicators outperforming growth expectations. Despite a contraction in export and investment data, there’s a silver lining in consumption and services.

China’s Outbound Investment: Recent Developments, Opportunities, and Challenges


China’s outbound investment has been on the rise in recent years, facing both opportunities and challenges. A measured approach is key to their success in the future.

The China Project Media Company Announces Closure


The China Project, a renowned English-language publication focused on China, has announced its closure, citing funding challenges as the primary reason for the decision.

China to Issue RMB 1 Trillion in Special Treasury Bonds to Local Governments in Q4 2023 and Q1 2024


The central government will issue RMB 1 trillion in special treasury bonds to local governments in Q4 2023 to help with disaster relief and reconstruction.

China International Import Expo 2023 – Trade, Policy, and Business Opportunities


Thousands of exhibitors, Global Fortune 500 companies, and industry leaders are convening at CIIE 2023 in Shanghai in search of new business opportunities. This year, several US government officials have also participated.

Why Trump’s New York Fraud Case Matters in Beijing


By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The ongoing saga of former US President Donald Trumps’s fraud case – in that the Trump Organisation deliberately inflated the value of assets it held in order to gain preferential loan rates – will be of intense interest in Beijing and many other countries. At stake is not just the question of […]

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