TokyoTokyo Mon - Fri 10:00-18:00 +81 (366) 701-751
info@mountequitygroup.com

Event Notes: “China’s Political Economy” in Review

Mount Equity Group Tokyo Japan > News > Markets > Event Notes: “China’s Political Economy” in Review

The Stigler Center’s “China Political Economy” webinar series returns Thursday, February 9. Here’s a reminder of what we covered in our first four panels as we turn to China’s new Covid policy.

For two years, China appeared to be the one big economy aptly able to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. While the United States and most of the rest of the world shut down their economies in early 2020 in an effort to stymie the pandemic until they could roll out vaccinations, China implemented a stringent zero-Covid regime of lockdowns and surveillance to control the virus without resorting to bringing its economy to a standstill. China was the only big economy to grow during 2020 and beat out every G20 country but India and Turkey in 2021. As of December 19, 2022, the World Health Organization reported 31,309 deaths in China due to Covid compared to over one million for the United States, a country with a fourth of China’s…

Read more…