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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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South China Sea Change

The Chinese are pulling back from the disputed Scarborough Shoal: is this a new normal or a temporary olive branch?

Latin Lefty Meltdown

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Washington's Malaysia Malaise

Malaysia is preparing for its first major defense agreement with China, a sign that Beijing’s diplomacy is paying off.

Low-Hanging Fruit

We need more diesel technicians, welders, and pipe fitters.

Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

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