Politics Watch: Decoding the CCP Propaganda Shift on China, America, and Trade

On July 2, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece People’s Daily published on its website the first article in a series aimed at critiquing “pompous, arrogant writing” and promoting Xi Jinping’s requirements for writing. Titled “Have We Forgotten How to Write Essays?”, the commentary piece criticizes articles that exaggerate China’s achievements and mock other countries. The …

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Risk Watch: China Central Bank-backed Media Signals Severe Debt Crisis

China’s Financial News published an article on May 22 titled, “‘Breach of Contract’ Force Reshaping of Bond Market Rules,” that commented on the recent cover-up of contract breaches in China. The article noted that “breaching contracts has become a trend in China’s bond markets,” and that the phenomenon is a “mandatory lesson” for businesses in …

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Risk Watch: Can China Withstand a Trade War?

The United States and China spent the first week of April ratcheting up trade tensions. But the Chinese Communist Party’s bark is louder than its bite, and the U.S. is just the opposite. The backdrop: On April 5, President Donald Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify an additional $100 billion of tariffs …

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