China’s Banking Trouble Points to Financial Contagion, Declining Economy
Bank trouble in China could in turn worsen social and economic instability in China to the detriment of Xi Jinping and the CCP.
Shanghai ‘Zero-COVID’ Shutdown Threatens Economic Slowdown, Political Trouble
The Shanghai lockdown and those in other areas are starting to weigh on the Chinese economy.
Xi’an’s ‘Zero-COVID’ Experience Portends Trouble for Xi and the CCP
Xi’an is just one of Beijing’s latest COVID headaches.
China’s Census Data Hints at Scale of COVID Coverup
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China 2021 Outlook: The CCP’s ‘Berlin Wall’ Moment Beckons
◎ Presenting our China 2021 outlook.
CCP’s boycott of Australian coal leads to power shortages
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Risk Watch: Atypical Influenza Data Hints at Earlier Transmission of Coronavirus in China
◎ An unusually large number of influenza cases reported in the winter of 2019 and 2020 coincides with the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in central China, possibly masking a coronavirus epidemic far more severe than suggested by official data.
Risk Watch: Rising Business Failure and Unemployment Heighten Political Risk in China
◎ The CCP’s claim that migrants workers are returning home to partake in “entrepreneurship” is likely an attempt to put a positive spin on rising unemployment.
Risk Watch: Hunan’s Financial Troubles Spark Mass Social Unrest
◎ The fresh social tensions in Leiyang are the result of local government-business corruption and dwindling government coffers.
Risk Watch: Skyrocketing Rents Signal a Deepening of China’s Economic Woes
◎ Whenever the central bank releases liquidity, the funds usually flow to the property markets.