Skeptics Doubt China Will Adhere to Phase One

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The centerpiece of Phase One of a new trade deal with China is the pledge China made to purchase at least $200 billion more of American products over the next two years. In addition, it allegedly puts in place enforcement mechanisms to keep China from stealing American companies’ trade secrets and advanced technology.

China’s Xi Jinping Is Now the “People’s Leader”

During last week’s meeting of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo, China’s President and General Secretary Xi Jinping received another title: “renmin lingxiu” or “People’s Leader,” an accolade reminiscent of that awarded China's first communist dictator, Mao Tse-tung.

China Facing Massive Headwinds in 2020

The combination of Keynesian economic policies and the increasing strictures of China’s command economy is making for a bleak outlook for China for 2020 and beyond.

China’s Official Growth Figures Are Impossible, Says Economist

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The Chinese government on Oct. 18 released its third-quarter GDP growth statistics, claiming that the economy had grown by 6.0 percent, 0.1 percent lower than expected by a Reuters analysis. But according to an academic who gave a lecture on the Chinese economy that made headlines last December, the situation is actually far worse. 

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