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Is moving up the value chain a good choice for China? – Sara Hsu

Typically China´s economic challenge is seen as moving from manufacturing to domestic consumption and services. Financial analysts Sara Hsu looks at the experience in Japan and the US and wonders in the Diplomat whether that is a smart move.

Cautiously positive about China´s financial reforms – Sara Hsu

Financial analysts Sara Hsu has been predicting doomsday scenario´s for China´s financial stability in the past. But the announced financial reforms have made her carefully optimistic about the direction the country is taking, she writes in the China Brief.

Battling illegal fundraising in China – Sara Hsu

China´s financial authorities try to fight illegal fundraising, as one of the features of shadow banking. Financial analyst Sara Hsu give in The Diplomat an overview of this tradition, that has boomed with the country´s economic growth.

Why the issue of shadow banking is fading away – Sara Hsu

Shadow banking was one of those China issues that kept financial people awake at night. But after a decade of studying shadow banking, Sara Hsu argues in Triple Crisis that the issue has been cut up in manageable parts, and will fade away by 2015.

Can China urbanize in a sustainable way? – Sara Hsu

China´s urbanites are expected to growth with a few hundred million over the coming years. But can cities grow in a sustainable way, wonders urbanization expert Sara Hsu in The Diplomat. The is both room for doubt and for hope, she writes.

Making sense out of PBOC´s policies – Sara Hsu

Financial analyst Sara Hsu tries to make sense out of the long list of policy changes the central bank, the People´s Bank of China (PBOC) has announced in the past year, under the Xi-Li government. “Right now, the opaque is becoming more transparent,” she writes in The Diplomat.

The bifurcation of China´s property market – Sara Hsu

Some second and third tier cities in China report house buying has come to a standstill, while high-end property markets in first tier cities report a huge influx of buyers from China. Financial analyst Sara Hsu looks in the Diplomat at both opposing trends and how the middle class might get hit.