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The Great Fall
The Great Fall
Beijing Slams on the Brakes After Securities Sell-Off

China’s latest market panic adds to a growing body of evidence that the Chinese economic model is in serious trouble.

The Great Fall
China’s Looming Pension Problem

Demographics, weak investment options and regional disparities play into China’s looming pension crisis.

The Great Fall
Beijing’s Multiplying Bubbles

A series of asset bubbles are roiling China’s economy, with knock-on effects throughout the globe.

The Great Fall
Beijing’s Self-Defeating Strategy

At a time like this, China should be reaching out to its friends in the rest of the world. But it’s doing the opposite.

The Great Fall
Why Are Greens Celebrating China’s Emissions Decline?

The coal plant reductions have nothing to do with some deep love of nature or selfless concern for the planet.

The Great Fall
Beijing’s Crackdowns Scare Businesses

Not everyone thinks President Xi Jinping’s crackdowns are worth celebrating.

The Great Fall
Beijing’s Reality Denial

China is bearish on China: That may be the most important political and economic fact in the world today.

The Great Fall
China’s Troubles Hit Home

Western stocks aren’t immune to China’s troubles. Major companies have depended for years on Chinese growth to boost revenue and profits.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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