China allegedly pumps in billions to shape global narrative through proxies

China is allegedly pumping in billions of dollars annually to reshape the global narrative through fake authors, bot armies and lawsuits. The first documented Beijing-backed global disinformation campaign dates back to 2017, when it typically targeted English and Chinese speakers on large platforms like Twitter (now X), Facebook, and YouTube. Since then it has come … Read more

China’s economy stabilises, factory activity returns to expansion

China’s factory activity expanded for the first time in six months in September, an official survey showed on Saturday. file photo for representation China’s factory activity expanded for the first time in six months in September, an official survey showed on Saturday, adding to a run of indicators suggesting the world’s second-largest economy has begun … Read more

Janet Yellen says China slowdown risks spillovers but no US recession

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said China’s economic slowdown risks causing ripple effects across the global economy, though she doesn’t expect a recession in the US. “Many countries do depend on strong Chinese growth to promote growth in their own economies, particularly countries in Asia — and slow growth in China can have some negative spillovers … Read more

China growth momentum slows further amid calls for more policy support

China’s economy lost more steam in June as manufacturing activity contracted again and other sectors failed to build momentum, as calls grow for more policy support.   The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index was 49, barely an improvement from May and still in contraction, National Bureau of Statistics data published Friday showed. The non-manufacturing gauge … Read more

China’s Economy Is Imploding. That’s a Problem for US, Wall Street.

Entering 2023, the relentless drumbeat of Wall Street consensuswas pounding out one consistent rhythm: China is back. After years of lockdowns and suppressed output, economists and investors cheered the end of Beijing’s zero-COVID policy and the economic boom that was sure to follow. The colossus-in-waiting that is the Chinese consumer was about to roam freely, … Read more