Global companies have been warning of the major effects of China’s lockdown on their operations, curtailing Shanghai for more than six weeks. But they have very few alternatives apart from sitting out the ordeal, says Shanghai-based business analyst Ben Cavender to CNN. The corporate exodus from Russia after the invasion of Ukraine did not help. For sure, consumption in China is down.
Leading China economist Arthur Kroeber discusses the basis of the country’s economic growth and its relations with the US, at a panel of the Brown China Summit. Kroeber “explained that China’s alignment with Russia is an effort to erode the current U.S. global order in order to create more space for the two countries.”
More Chinese cities overtake New York in their number of resident billionaires, Shenzhen being the latest, says Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of the Hurun global rich list to NBC. “It is a significant indicator of where Shenzhen has come from and where it is going,” he said.
China’s rich have become one of the major casualties at the 2022 Hurun Rich List, including Tencent’s CEO Ma Huateng, who lost 52 billion US dollars from last year’s listing, although China’s billionaires still top the list. Hurun chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf gives an overview of the damage to the VOA.
China added last year 75 billionaires in US dollar terms, the 2022 Hurun rich list noted this week, according to the Global Times. “China now has more than 1,100 billion-dollar entrepreneurs, 60 percent more than the US, which also exceeds the combined number of the US, India and the UK,” Hoogewerf said.