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Times of Trouble: CKGSB’s Business Conditions Index

by CKGSB Knowledge | Jul. 26 2022

CKGSB’s Business Conditions Index, reflecting confidence levels in China business, shows the serious effects of COVID-related lockdowns.

Wealth in Wellness

by Faye Bradley | Mar. 16 2021

China’s wellness market is seeing huge growth in China, but Chinese people have different notions of what wellness means.

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Picking a Product

One of the secrets behind the “Factory of the World” is the mass specialization of towns.

by Lucy Black | Nov. 19 2020

Should China Worry About the Finances of Its Rising Middle Class?

China is counting on the middle class to drive consumption levels higher, yet consumer debt keeps climbing.

by Douglas Bulloch | Apr. 2 2018

Daniel Kahneman Interview: Less-Than-Rational Actors

Before Daniel Kahneman, few if any psychologists influenced the field of economics. But the Nobel laureate reversed the assumption underpinning.

by Tom Nunlist | Sep. 11 2017

CKGSB Business Sentiment Index 2017 Q1: Still Under Pressure

Although official data for first-quarter GDP and industrial growth exceeded expectations, the industrial economy has not yet bottomed out.

by CKGSB Knowledge | Jul. 3 2017

How Hard Is It to Cut Chinese Government Debt?

Debt is a ticking-time bomb for the Chinese economy. In the past three years central government stopped local governments.

by LiuSha | Mar. 15 2017

Bargaining on China and Brexit

On the morning of June 24, 2016, China woke up to witness an unexpected drama unfolding half a world away.

by Douglas Bulloch | Jan. 19 2017

Arthur Kroeber: Making Sense of China’s Economy

China has achieved almost miraculous advancement in a mere 30 years, but at the same time is beset with a.

by Tom Nunlist | Nov. 9 2016

Price Wars and Why Companies Just Can’t Get Along

When I was in grade school, fights would occasionally break out on the playground. The commencement of these fights was.

by Brian Viard | Nov. 3 2015

Yuan Devaluation is More Likely a Sign of Market Reforms

PBOC’s move to devaluing the RMB didn’t just follow weak exports data, but also IMF requirements for more.

by Li Haitao | Aug. 17 2015

How China’s Economic Stimulus Can Avoid the Missteps of 2009

Early indications show that the Chinese government’s efforts to prop up the economy might be able to steer clear.

by Li Haitao | Aug. 13 2015

China’s Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb

Does China’s debt, which refuses to stop growing, threaten to take the show off the road.

by Chris Russell | Jun. 3 2015

The Redback Rodeo: The RMB Exchange Rate

The RMB exchange rate is caught between two powerful forces: the surging Dollar and China’s rising power.

by Douglas Bulloch | Jun. 2 2015

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