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George Magnus

George Magnus

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George Magnus, a research associate at the University of Oxford’s China Centre and SOAS University of London, is the author of Red Flags: Why Xi’s China Is in Jeopardy (Yale University Press, 2018).

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  1. The High Costs of Disengagement for China
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    The High Costs of Disengagement for China

    Jun 28, 2022 George Magnus thinks that, with geopolitics thwarting globalization, China’s economy might never overtake America’s.

  2. Will China's “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?
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    Will China's “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?

    Mar 21, 2022 George Magnus considers how mounting geopolitical risk will affect Xi Jinping's effort to bring the private sector to heel.

  3. China's Journey into the Unknown
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    China's Journey into the Unknown

    Oct 22, 2021 George Magnus reviews three books examining the increasingly obvious flaws in the country’s governance model.

  4. China’s Go-It-Alone Five-Year Plan
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    China’s Go-It-Alone Five-Year Plan

    Mar 25, 2021 George Magnus assesses the new strategy for reducing the country's reliance on external demand and sources of supply in key sectors.

  5. A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China
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    A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China

    Dec 30, 2020 George Magnus highlights the disconnect between official decoupling and American firms' efforts to deepen engagement.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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