In this podcast, Treasurer Jim Chalmers canvasses inflation, migration, the cost of living pressures on households and concerns about China’s economy
The revised law is targeting not only Westerners working in China, but also Chinese nationals who work for foreign companies or organisations or interact with foreigners in any way.
China is trying to revive its economy to reach pre-COVID heights but future growth rates might be closer to developed economies like the US and UK.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order in 2022 tightening the rules for foreign investment in the US.
US lawmakers heard testimony that suggests the era of engagement with China is over. Rather, policy may be hardening.
For the first time since 1961, deaths in China have outpaced births – and unlike that one-year decline, the downward trend is likely to continue.
Will China’s government find a balance between protecting its citizens and supporting its economy.
Jiang oversaw China’s reemergence on the global stage, and sustained growth at home. But his policies also set the scene for excess and the growth of President Xi Jinping.
Research into Chinese peer to peer lending data shows that borrowers from regions with more minority dialects receive smaller loans.
China has not pulled its brands out of Russia, but is not offering to fill the holes western sanctions are leaving.
China is at a crossroads: it is retreating from the world’s major economies at the very moment it arguably needs to open up.
China is trying to stimulate bank lending – but it also has longer term problems.
Chinese authorities have an intriguing, if troubling, option in handling the Evergrande crisis.
In China, as elsewhere, the pandemic has turned the world of work upside down.
The fall-out from Evergrande’s problems will be widely felt.
China’s staggering growth over the past 40 years is due to the force of personality and risk-taking of a man who stood barely 1.5m tall.
Thousands of Chinese producers are at risk of going bust as a result of the outbreak.
Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have ‘nothing to lose’
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indicated she's open to dialogue. But unless she meets the demonstrators' demands, the protest movement isn't going to end anytime soon.
US-China relations are fast deteriorating, leading to fears that a ‘cold war’ may be brewing. A China expert explains what’s motivating its behavior.
Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb’s criticism may be a little exaggerated, but there’s no doubt the relationship is tricky and still needs work.