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Assessment of China’s economy lies at the core of Rhodium Group’s expertise on global trends. After all, China presents the largest marginal changes in worldwide supply, demand, risk and opportunity.

Rhodium has the most highly respected independent China research team in the private sector. For more than twenty years we have used a multidisciplinary approach to produce path-breaking analyses and insights on China. Rhodium builds and employs proprietary databases on China’s inbound and outbound direct investment, market opening and policy reform, and economic and business cycle activity. Our financial system research takes a credit-oriented approach and has a strong record of anticipating monetary, currency, and regulatory policy dynamics. All research products reflect a passion for insight and context, delivering value for users in the corporate, financial, government and non-profit sectors.

A selection of Rhodium's China research is available below. For more information regarding our research and data services please email

May 9, 2023

Chinese FDI in Europe: 2022 Update

Greenfield investments in EV battery plants cushioned a drop in Chinese FDI in Europe to a decade low, a new report from Rhodium Group and MERICS shows
Agatha Kratz, Max Zenglein, Gregor Sebastian, and Mark Witzke
May 4, 2023

China Pathfinder: Q1 2023 Update

An aggressive public campaign to allay concerns about the direction of China’s economy has not been underpinned by a convincing shift in policy.
Nargiza Salidjanova, Rachel Lietzow, and Daniel H. Rosen
Apr 11, 2023

Grasping Shadows: The Politics of China’s Deleveraging Campaign

China launched a deleveraging campaign in 2016 to reduce risks in the financial system. The implications for China's economy have been profound
Logan Wright
Dec 14, 2022

The Global Economic Disruptions from a Taiwan Conflict

Recent tensions in the Taiwan Strait have stoked fears of a conflict between China and Taiwan and raised questions about the implications of such a scenario for the global economy.
Charlie Vest, Agatha Kratz, and Reva Goujon