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Recent days have seen a series of sudden, market-roiling regulatory moves by Beijing. These developments come amid a months-long crackdown on private businesses—from last November’s canceling of the Ant Financial listing to the past weekend’s order banning education companies from raising capital. Put together, these moves send a clear signal of both ideology directed against the private sector and a consequent reduction in China’s future potential growth.

Posted July 28, 2021
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The Making of a G7 Summit

Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) and four guest countries meet for a summit in the UK on June 11-13. Though the agenda will be expansive, considerable attention will be focused on an industrial giant that is not in the room: China. G7 leaders have an opportunity to reset the narrative on growth prospects for the democratic world and show they are capable of collective action on areas of shared concern involving China. This note looks back at the early drivers of the G7 and what we might see this time.

Posted June 14, 2021
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Anchorage: No Miracle on Ice

On March 18, the US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor will meet with their Chinese counterparts in Anchorage, Alaska for an initial exchange of views. Rumors have swirled over the agenda and aims of the meeting, but it is very unlikely to move the relationship. It is too early for that, and the impact of this first face-to-face is likely to be marginal. What is achieved may not be immediately apparent to the wider public.

 

Posted March 24, 2021
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