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China Datum

So, after reading about the World Economic Forum and Klaus Schwab in the New Yorker article by Nick Paumgarten, I started to think about the global consensus about the Beijing consensus. The first thought was about the metrics behind the Global Competitiveness Report first conceived by Schwab. There is plenty of data out there about China’s economic performance, political freedom, transparency, trade, etc. So, then I thought, why not showcase those collected statistics and highlight some interesting facts about China. Over the next couple of weeks, I will summarize those highlights with links to the actual reporting and then some general analysis. The information comes from established sources and tend to be neutral/favorable to China. Obviously, some come from disciplines that are going to be largely critical of a regime and an economy like China’s. Others reflect stark data that fail to bolster the consensus that China is worth the trouble. I’ll start laying it out on Tuesday.

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