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The China Bubble
The China Bubble
China Takes Baby Steps to Restrain Housing Market

As some predict an imminent housing bubble, Beijing directs banks to rein in home loans.

The China Bubble
China Is Building More Houses Than It Has People

China is planning and building enough new housing for a population that is 2.5 times the size of the one they already have.

The China Bubble
In China, the Private Sector Watches from the Sidelines

Anti-liberalizing forces have been at work in China for much longer than anyone thought.

The China Bubble
For China, Light At the End of the Tunnel Looks Fainter

For months, the conventional wisdom has been that China is going through a necessary transition, but that it will come out stronger than ever. Is that still true?

The China Bubble
Beijing Compels Economists to Be More Optimistic

If the economy was in fact healthy, there would be no need to press experts to say as much.

The China Bubble
China’s Overheating Economy

There are, unfortunately, lots of reasons to be concerned about China beyond the frothy steel market.

The China Bubble
China Up, China Down

Investors are encouraged by many of China’s latest economic figures. But it’s not clear that the big picture has improved.

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Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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