George Magnus

George Magnus

George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, and Research  Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. George was the Chief Economist, and then Senior Economic Adviser at UBS Investment Bank from 1995-2012. He had a front row seat and key managerial position for multiple episodes of… Continue Reading

Coronavirus Highlights Xi’s Vulnerability

Coronavirus Highlights Xi’s Vulnerability

The coronavirus epidemic may be centre-stage for epidemiologists and other health professionals right now, but it is unquestionably also a political economy event in China with important repercussions for the rest of the world and financial markets. Look no further than the 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) net liquidity injection (1.2 trillion yuan gross) by… Continue Reading

The China Geopolitical Story Will Get Worse

The China Geopolitical Story Will Get Worse

This is a modified version of a piece first published in theArticle.com on 26th December 2019 Wherever you are in the world, the enduring geopolitical story of our time is the rising tension between China and the West. 2019 will perhaps be remembered as the point at which things started to get serious, even if… Continue Reading