Get the latest in the ongoing US-China trade war from the South China Morning Post’s editorial team talking about the latest information they’re hearing from their contacts on both sides. Each week political economy journalist Finbarr Bermingham wraps the latest developments in the global supply chain, diplomacy and economy from reporters and editors at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
Is RCEP a big deal? Analysing Asia's response and revealing Obama's China regrets
Fifteen countries from Asia Pacific this week signed the world's biggest trade deal, led by ASEAN but crucially including China. Hear expert analysis from journalists who have covered this every step of the way. Does RCEP represent a lost opportunity for the US and a strategic win for China? Will China's regional sparring partners be able to ratify it? Finbarr Bermingham is joined by Bhavan Jaipragas, Zhou Xin and John Carter to get the details. We've also rifled through Barack Obama's new book…
China digests US election chaos; how a Biden White House would change the US-China dynamic
The SCMP's political economy team take a break from updating the live blog to discuss this week's dramatic, elongated US election. What does it mean for China? What kinds of jokes are going around Chinese social media? What do the Beijing newspapers say - or not say? And what do China watchers think about the state of the relationship? Zhou Xin, John Carter and Finbarr Bermingham discuss this - as well as implications for upcoming negotiations on finance and trade involving Europe and Japan…
America goes to the polls, China unveils its five-year plan: analysing Beijing versus Biden & Trump
In this very special edition, the SCMP Political Economy team count down to a seismic day in the global calendar - November 3. China will release details of its next five-year plan, the same day of the US presidential election. John Carter and William Zheng draw a line between the two events - including a specific detail from a Beijing press conference with huge symbolic meaning for China. Economist Andy Rothman explores China's economic recovery and frisks three post-election scenarios, while…
The Biden Trump trade tussle; Xi Jinping's 'Korea' speech; WTO nominee Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The SCMP team discuss the Biden-Trump debate and its minimal focus on trade, and compare it with the much more impactful speech given by China's president Xi Jinping for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, asking the Chinese people to reclaim the 'Korean Spirit'. Hinrich Foundation research fellow and former USTR and WTO negotiator Stephen Olson gives his analysis of Trump and Biden trade policies; in-depth discussion about the future of post-pandemic world trade with Nigerian WTO nominee…
China trade rebounds amid tech decoupling fears and food supply crisis; in depth with WTO Director General nominee Yoo Myung-hee
Analysis of China’s trade surge as its tech sector prepares for US sanctions, and the food supply crisis resulting from swine flu and floods spurs food imports.
Is China's economic recovery overrated? The 'unreliable entity' list appears, China's food supply challenges escalate
The SCMP political economy team analyse China's 'entity list' and its potential implications for firms such as HSBC. Hear analysis of how floods and typhoons mean China continues to struggle with food security issues, and Shehzad Qazi, managing director of China Beige Book, discusses the explosive report claiming the Chinese economy is technically in recession, with recovery in places like Beijing and Shanghai but deep malaise elsewhere.