George Magnus

George Magnus

Total 12 Posts
  • London, UK.
Economist, Author and Commentator. Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and adviser to some asset management companies. Former Chief Economist at UBS. Global macro, China, demography.

Whither China’s investment in the UK.

5 min read
China’s investment in the UK, the subject of a recent Sunday Times investigation is uniquely both a hot potato and a large rounding error.

Ofcom, CGTN and BBC row, the latest nail in Britain’s golden era coffin with China.

5 min read
When Ofcom cancels CGTN’s license to broadcast in the UK, China’s Foreign Ministry aims both barrels at the BBC. This is going to get worse: it is a metaphor for something much bigger, and the latest nail in Britain’s golden era coffin with China.

It’s ok to call the Chinese Communist Party to account.

5 min read
We should collaborate where we can with China when our interests are aligned, but trust relations have to work both ways, and right now China is deemed untrustworthy.

Covid-19 as metaphor for China’s economic development conundrum.

4 min read
So much on Covid-19, and why I think it has become a metaphor for China’s economic development conundrum. Forceful but brittle, secretive, and controlling governance.

As the 2020s dawn, China’s search for financial stability isn’t getting easier.

6 min read
China-watchers are paying close attention to the structural slowdown in China’s economy and the potential risks in China’s banking system.

Hong Kong is going to cost China.

5 min read
In which I take issue view that China clamping down on Hong Kong doesn’t matter that much economically, because it’s already a minnow. True, but not everything that counts can be counted, and Hong Kong still offers China significantly capital, clout and kudos.

Britain’s Huawei controversy has wider important significance.

4 min read
The UK-Huawei controversy is not unique and not only about who owns it. It is also about key questions of which Chinese companies we want to engage with, what they are, and on what terms? No room for UK government’s political kowtowing here.
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