Economics

Is the Renminbi undervalued or overvalued?

States can leverage their currency to boost exports and expand their influence in international financial markets. Chinese leaders exercise considerable autonomy over the value of the RMB, yet critics have taken issue with how Beijing uses its monetary policies to promote its interests.

Economics

Does China face a looming debt crisis?

After decades of near double-digit growth, Chinese leaders have turned to using turbo-charged stimulus financing to maintain moderate growth. However, China’s credit expansion has contributed to growing financial vulnerabilities. Learn more about China’s debt concerns with this ChinaPower exclusive.

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Economics

How much trade transits the South China Sea?

As a vital artery of trade for many of the world’s largest economies, the South China Sea has garnered significant attention. Reports on the South China Sea frequently misrepresent the value of trade that annually transits the waterway. Learn more about trade flows in the region with this ChinaPower exclusive.

Economics

Is China the world’s top trader?

Bolstered by favorable domestic policies, Chinese trade has expanded at a breakneck pace. China has become the second-largest economy in the world, and its wealth provides China with considerable influence within the international system.