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Origins of SARS-CoV-2

Origins of SARS-CoV-2 512 342 Jamie Metzl

NOTE: This post was originally published on April 16, 2020 and has been updated regularly. A number of people have reached out to me questioning the assertion I have been…

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10 Questions for Zhao Lijian

10 Questions for Zhao Lijian 962 720 Jamie Metzl

On April 7, 2021, a community of scientists and other experts released an open letter, which I co-organized, calling for a full and unrestricted investigation into all Covid-19 origin hypotheses…

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SARS-CoV-2的起源

SARS-CoV-2的起源 300 168 Jamie Metzl

NOTE: This is the Chinese translation of my English language blog post on the origins of SARS-CoV-2. The English blog was initially posted on April 16, 2020, and has been…

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Why Korean Reunification is in China’s Strategic National Interest

Why Korean Reunification is in China’s Strategic National Interest 275 183 Jamie Metzl

Here is a the full text of my talk delivered July 22, 2017 at the Chinese Summit Forum on Korean Peninsula Studies at Yanbian University in Yanji, China. The Chinese translation be…

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UK Should Not Abandon Its Values

UK Should Not Abandon Its Values Jamie Metzl

In my CNN and BBC World Service interviews on Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK, I argue that it’s great for the UK to strengthen commercial ties with China, just not at…

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China’s Market Wobble

China’s Market Wobble 150 150 Jamie Metzl

In my China/market interviews yesterday on Bloomberg TV and CNN Quest Means Business I expressed my concern that China, the world’s second largest economy, is getting caught between its desire for stimulus…

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Is China Overreacting to its Market Correction?

Is China Overreacting to its Market Correction? Jamie Metzl
In my Bloomberg TV interview from earlier today, linked here, I discuss the preliminary popping of China’s equities bubble. Trading of nearly half of China’s listed companies has been suspended, and I believe it very likely those shares will continue to fall once the suspension is removed. These are challenging times for China. read more

China’s Stock Bubble Will Burst

China’s Stock Bubble Will Burst Jamie Metzl
In my CNN interview from this morning, linked here, I explore China’s stock market bubble. Like all bubbles, this one will pop. The only question is when. read more

Is Something Stirring with North Korea?

Is Something Stirring with North Korea? 150 150 Jamie Metzl

It is no coincidence in my opinion that American detainees Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller were released by North Korea just as President Obama is arriving in Beijing for the…

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We’ll Know Xi Jinping is Serious About Cracking Down on Corruption Wen…

We’ll Know Xi Jinping is Serious About Cracking Down on Corruption Wen… Jamie Metzl
In my CNN.com blog post, I argue that if Xi Jinping’s top down approach is not matched by a bottom-up empowerment of the people being most harmed by China’s corruption pandemic it will have little chance of success. When Chinese media reports critically on the vast wealth accrued by the families of former Chongqing leader Bo Xilai, Zhou Yongkang, and others, it’s easy to remember the Bloomberg and New York Times reports on the millions of dollars held by Xi’s and former Premier Wen Jiabao‘s families. And no one believes that China’s government leaders, among the wealthiest in the world, are getting rich from their salaries alone. read more