The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance.
Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
China: The National People’s Congress continues to consider sweeping changes to China’s political system. The breadth and depth of the changes under consideration – including the creation of a new supervisory commission, a new state radio and television administration and reform to national and local taxation systems – are truly staggering. The way China worked before may be fundamentally different from the way China works after the National People’s Congress wraps up. We need to figure out if that is the case and adjust our understanding of the country accordingly.
Yemen, China: During a meet