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Lan Shen

Economist, China

4 articles

Meet the author

Based in Beijing, Lan joined us in 2009 and provides analysis of key economic and policy developments in China. She produces regular reports on China’s economy, with an additional focus on strategically important areas such monetary policy, banking and real-estate sector developments, foreign exchange reserve management, industrial profit trends, and financial-market development. Lan has a Master’s degree in Economics (International Finance) from the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing.

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Are China’s SMEs pointing to an economic recovery?

Our survey of 500 SMEs in mainland China shows that business is picking up

Trade beyond borders | 29 Jun 2020

Five ways Belt and Road is taking shape

The world’s biggest infrastructure project is beginning to deliver on its promise to deepen trade, investment and infrastructure links

Trade beyond borders | 30 Nov 2017

China’s Belt and Road gains traction

China’s foreign investment could double by 2020 – good news for global growth

Trade beyond borders | 2 Dec 2016

Is China’s property market weakening?

Developers in China’s lower-tier cities brace themselves for tougher times amid funding constraints

Trade beyond borders | 5 Sep 2016