China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

A week that begins with the repeal of regulation that prevents dictatorship in China is likely to be a busy one for the country’s censorship people, and so it has proven to be. China’s web scrubbers have been busy banning a collection of terms and dropping the hammer on user accounts after the Xi Jinping, … More China’s web censors go into overdrive as President Xi Jinping consolidates power

Forget the Xi-Trump bromance, it’s time the US came clean on its vision for China and Asia

The foreign trips of American presidents often serve as defining moments for their administrations. And now is a particularly telling time for President Donald Trump to visit Asia-Pacific. As he tours Southeast and Northeast Asia, with stops in traditional US allies Japan, South Korea and the Philippines as well as sometime rivals China and Vietnam, … More Forget the Xi-Trump bromance, it’s time the US came clean on its vision for China and Asia

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping unveil US-China trade deals and outcomes of Beijing talks

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have witnessed the signing of deals worth US$253 billion following formal talks in Beijing, making the US head of state’s visit to China one of the most fruitful for Chinese and US businesses in terms of the value of agreements struck. Read More

Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?

For foreign brands and firms catering to Chinese tourists or luxury shoppers, the potential of Beijing reducing the flow of outbound Chinese tourists or damaging domestic operations as retaliation has proved to be a substantial concern in the past few years. The volatile relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has … More Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?

What’s next for China’s bonds and equities, now that Xi Jinping’s party is over?

The party’s over, let the games begin. China watchers had long suspected that Beijing would be more tolerant of bigger market moves after the Communist Party’s once-in-five-years congress ended last week – but the ferocity of the sell-off in bonds and stocks took analysts by surprise. Read More