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David Mahon

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David Mahon says the tightropes that New Zealand prime ministers have walked between the West and China in the past were wider and lower to the ground than the thin, highwires they now traverse - and will traverse in the future
25th Jun 22, 10:00am
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David Mahon says the tightropes that New Zealand prime ministers have walked between the West and China in the past were wider and lower to the ground than the thin, highwires they now traverse - and will traverse in the future
David Mahon reviews where China has landed with its unique approach to pandemic control, and assesses its chances of economic revival
23rd Jun 22, 8:15am
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David Mahon reviews where China has landed with its unique approach to pandemic control, and assesses its chances of economic revival
David Mahon says Shanghai’s Omicron crisis won't destabilise the Chinese Communist Party, and nor will it drive China into recession
25th Apr 22, 6:00am
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David Mahon says Shanghai’s Omicron crisis won't destabilise the Chinese Communist Party, and nor will it drive China into recession
David Mahon details the challenges and dilemmas China faces as Russia wages war in Ukraine
19th Mar 22, 1:26pm
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David Mahon details the challenges and dilemmas China faces as Russia wages war in Ukraine
From Beijing, David Mahon offers his unique perspective on China's path through COVID, its current economic and social situation, and its paths forward as it earns and learns its role as a Great Power
7th Dec 21, 11:22am
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From Beijing, David Mahon offers his unique perspective on China's path through COVID, its current economic and social situation, and its paths forward as it earns and learns its role as a Great Power
David Mahon explains what is really going on in China as they rein in their tech industry, and try to reform their education sector. It's a story of adaption and missteps, with Beijing trying to keep companies within the state's social controls
20th Aug 21, 7:56am
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David Mahon explains what is really going on in China as they rein in their tech industry, and try to reform their education sector. It's a story of adaption and missteps, with Beijing trying to keep companies within the state's social controls
David Mahon sees China and its rivals both lacking coherent foreign relations strategies and leading to policy mistakes on both sides. When they are bound economically while becoming polarised politically, the risks are high
29th Jun 21, 9:52am
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David Mahon sees China and its rivals both lacking coherent foreign relations strategies and leading to policy mistakes on both sides. When they are bound economically while becoming polarised politically, the risks are high
China has the economic gravity and confidence to match the international diplomatic posturing that challenges its own new assertive positions, says David Mahon
22nd Apr 21, 9:55am
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China has the economic gravity and confidence to match the international diplomatic posturing that challenges its own new assertive positions, says David Mahon
David Mahon sees a coming new but limited era of US-China détente that should result in a degree of market stability. Biden will have some useful Trump cards. But core tensions will depend on mutual reactions
20th Nov 20, 10:54am
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David Mahon sees a coming new but limited era of US-China détente that should result in a degree of market stability. Biden will have some useful Trump cards. But core tensions will depend on mutual reactions
David Mahon says politically they may be polarised, but the US and Chinese economies are intertwined through the global trading and financial system making Washington’s ‘decoupling’ aim a fantasy
20th Aug 20, 7:38am
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David Mahon says politically they may be polarised, but the US and Chinese economies are intertwined through the global trading and financial system making Washington’s ‘decoupling’ aim a fantasy
David Mahon calls on New Zealand to act in its own best interests and do its best to avoid the US-China strategic rivalry. Among the growing uncertainties, there are opportunities for us, he says
1st Jun 20, 2:51pm
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David Mahon calls on New Zealand to act in its own best interests and do its best to avoid the US-China strategic rivalry. Among the growing uncertainties, there are opportunities for us, he says
David Mahon says the Chinese economy will recover significantly towards the end of this year, and could be a catalyst for a global recovery
30th Apr 20, 2:27pm
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David Mahon says the Chinese economy will recover significantly towards the end of this year, and could be a catalyst for a global recovery