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, Taiwan, U.S.: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Taiwan is the top issue for China-U.S. relations, according to Chinese state media. Beyond the usual issues – U.S. backing for “One China” and U.S. arms sales and other military support for Taiwan – what might Xi be looking for in the near term? How does Xi’s strengthened position domestically affect Taiwan? Let’s review our understanding of China’s Taiwan strategy.
China: China’s long-awaited “super-regulator” – the Financial Stability and Development Committee – finally launched. It was expected to oversee China’s main regul