Larry Ong

Larry Ong is a senior analyst with SinoInsider, a New York-based risk consultancy that focuses on Chinese elite politics.
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In 2022, Expect China’s Economy to Worsen Further
A major factor — among many others — is China Evergrande’s debt crisis and mounting debt problems for the real estate sector on the whole. China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Jan. 17...
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Gambling Mogul Alvin Chau May Have Been Done In by Political Connections to Xi’s Rivals
News analysis In the early hours of Nov. 27, the Macau police arrested prominent local casino operator Alvin Chau and several others on charges of abetting cross-border gambling activities and money laundering. Days later, Chau,...
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Premier Li Keqiang Asks Officials to Avoid Communist-style ‘Bureaucratism’ as China’s Economic Crisis Worsens
News analysis At a recent meeting in Shanghai, China’s number two statesman provided provincial leaders with the latest instructions on economic policy and social development, while indicating the severity of the country’s economic situation.  Speaking...
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International Pressure Over Peng Shuai’s Disappearance Creates a Political Dilemma for Xi
News analysis Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai came out on social media to make a prominent “#MeToo” allegation against China’s former vice premier Zhang Gaoli. Her Nov. 2 post was quickly scrubbed from the internet...
Beijing’s Tech Crackdown Highlights Political Risks in China
News analysis On June 30, Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing listed on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $4.4 billion. Despite being a hotly anticipated initial public offering, Didi went about the business with no...
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China Shows Signs of Fiscal and Food Shortages Amid Slowing Economic Growth
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrated its centennial in July with a parade in Tiananmen Square and paeans to the Party’s prowess. The celebratory mood, however, did not quite cover the glint of trouble that...