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The China debate: friend or foe? – Sara Hsu

China´s increased economic power, through BRICS´ alliances and the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, have been looked upon with anxiety by especially American analyst. We should not look at those steps as an evil movement, argues financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Why the World Bank was wrong on China – Sara Hsu

A critical report of the World Bank on China got quite some media attention. That storm only became heavier after the report was removed from its website. Financial analyst Sara Hsu explains in the Diplomat why the World Bank was wrong to start with.

Can China offer its graduates enough jobs? – Sara Hsu

China is trying to employ this year 7.5 million graduates, and while getting a job is not as hard as a few years ago, high-profile politicians have encouraged them to start their own companies. Financial analyst Sara Hsu wonders in the Diplomat whether that will work, even with help from the government.

How the Renminbi goes global – Sara Hsu

Step by step, China takes its currency global. The latest move, the launch of the China International Payment System (CIPS) this fall, marks another step forward, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

China´s stock exchanges: not yet world class – Sara Hsu

In size, China´s stock exchanges have grown to world class and outside investors have easier access. But otherwise, China´s stock exchanges still have a long way to go and still offer major challenges, warns financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Can China´s financial systems become more inclusive? – Sara Hsu

China announced in 2013 reforms of its financial systems so that rural areas and smaller companies, always denied access to capital, get more access. But the results are very mixed, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat.

Globalization 3.0: One Belt, One Road – Sara Hsu

Globalization 3.0 calls financial analyst Sara Hsu China´s ambitious ambitious expansion program One Belt, One Road, in TripleCrisis. Backed by over a trillion US dollar in funding, the program covers 900 projects in 60 countries. Globalization 3.0 is here to stay, says Sara Hsu.

The slow reform of health care – Sara Hsu

Reform of the health care is high on the political agenda, but to eradicate the massive inefficiencies will prove to be tough, writes analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. “Some reforms, however, will take longer than others, particularly improving the quality of health care and changing patient views regarding local and private hospitals.”

Growth over reforms? – Sara Hsu

President Xi Jinping entered his tenure with a clear commitment to reform. But slacking economic growth might jeopardize that promise, writes analyst Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. One main reason: central and local governments have very different interests.

The tough legacy of China´s one-child policy – Sara Hsu

A fast aging work force is one of the setbacks of China´s one-child policy. China has now relaxed that regulation, but that might not be enough to deal with the negative effects, writes analyst Sara Hsu in Triple Crisis.