Despite a pandemic, tariffs and superpower political tensions, the resilience of the Chinese economy was clear in 2020. In this issue of Sinology, we highlight five macro trends from 2020 that investors should watch this year.
As an unusually extraordinary year comes to a close, investors may still have many lingering questions about where the global economy may be headed. Even as the world continues to fight the pandemic, there is reason for optimism in 2021. The strength of Asia’s economies—and China in particular—are recovering and are well-positioned to set the stage for future growth.
Sinology explores how U.S.–China relations can develop under President-elect Biden administration in three key phases.
With the coronavirus largely under control in China, we have an opportunity to consider what the post-COVID investment environment there might look like.
What are the lessons that can be learned from observing the Chinese economy and U.S.–China relations? Sinology explores the takeaways from five topics including China’s approach to controlling COVID-19, its economic recovery and Washington’s misguided approach towards China.
Four important trends are continuing in China: COVD-19 remains largely under control; the economy is in a V-shaped, post-COVID recovery, led by strong domestic demand; U.S.-China relations are tense and likely to worsen; but the political problems between Washington and Beijing should continue to have little impact on China's economy or its investment environment.
China's V-shaped economic recovery continued for a fourth consecutive month in June, led by strong domestic demand. If COVID-19 remains under control, China can remain the world's best consumer story.
China's economy looks to be well on its way to recovering from the coronavirus-imposed lockdown with consumer spending, manufacturing and investment bouncing back. But can we trust China's macro numbers?
China's economy was the first to suffer the consequences of fighting the novel coronavirus and is the first on the road to recovery. After an initial cover-up and more than 3,000 deaths, China appears to have brought COVID-19 under control and laid the foundation for a gradual economic recovery, although normal activity levels may not be reached until 2021.
After an initial cover-up and more than 3,000 deaths, China appears to have brought COVID-19 under control, just as the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating across the U.S. and Europe. With China's domestic-demand driven economy set to rebound and mainland investors avoiding the panic that has smacked western markets, its economy could put a floor under global growth and offer a safe haven to investors.
I've been fielding many questions from investors about the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and would like to share my answers with you in this issue of Sinology.
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, and Investment Strategist Andy Rothman offer their perspectives on the Coronavirus and its possible impact on China's governance and economy.
The publication this week of the U.S. — China trade deal and the final macro numbers for 2019 should set the stage for healthy economic performance and stronger market sentiment in China in 2020, but the risk of a return to tense relations between Washington and Beijing looms over 2021 and beyond.
President Trump called it “amazing,” and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer said the China deal is “remarkable.” In my view, however, it is merely the best trade deal in the last 36 months of Chinese history, and it falls well short of two key objectives. Because the deal sets highly unrealistic goals for U.S. exports to China...
A trade deal is expected when Presidents Trump and Xi meet in November, but even if the talks fail, Sinology explains why China can mitigate the impact and maintain the world’s best consumer story.
Over the past several months, there has been hype about the prospect of the Chinese renminbi (RMB) weakening past 7 per U.S. dollar, despite no evidence that 7 is a magical number. China's central bank, People's Bank of China (PBOC), had denied that it was focused on defending 7, and the IMF said it wasn't significant.
Chinese government economists in Beijing have indicated that, while they are prepared to intervene with stimulus if current conditions deteriorate, investors should not anticipate material changes to monetary and fiscal policy. Sinology takes a look at the latest China economic data.
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip, Sinology explains why prospects seem brighter for an improved broader U.S.–China relationship.
Sinology explains that the key to understanding China’s debt problem is that it is the result of state banks lending to state firms at the direction of the state, so there is no mark-to-market pressure.
Our January Sinology explains that China’s economy did not slow sharply in 4Q18. Growth rates of household consumption and private investment actually accelerated.
Our October Sinology explores the disconnect between weak market performance in China, and strong macro conditions and corporate earnings. How likely is this to narrow?
Chinese equities have been soft and President Trump is threatening a trade war, but earnings and margins remain firm and China is still the world’s best consumer story.
With trade war rhetoric growing hotter, Presidents Trump and Xi still have time to head to the negotiating table.
The Chinese economy delivered many surprises in the first half of the year, disappointing (yet again) the pundits who predicted a hard landing. Macroeconomic data published over the weekend is consistent with a healthy economy, driven by impressive wage growth and consumer spending, and supported by strong earnings growth.