Michael Pettis

Michael PettisWill the new government in Beijing launch reforms to rebalance the Chinese economy – or not?

One way to find out is to scan the pronouncements of the Xi Jinping, the new Communist party leader, and his politburo. But that’s not easy, given the walls that surround China’s political elite.

Another way is to look for hints in the economic data. As China-watcher Michael Pettis told beyondbrics, the numbers could begin to reveal signs of change. Read more