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Winnie King

Winnie King

Teaching Fellow East Asian and International Political Economy, University of Bristol

Specialist in Chinese and Greater Chinese Political Economy and Economic Development, in particular China's Financial reform.

Currently Teaching Fellow in East Asian and International Political Economy

My research examines the process of Chinese Financial Liberalisation, in particular the role of Renminbi currency hubs and offshore RMB markets (namely Taiwan, Singapore and the City of London) as a means of currency internationalisation. This comparative project examines, from the perspective of State-non-state actor relations, three fundamental areas: the political drivers behind Chinese financial sector reform; issues of risk as take up in China's financial system deepens; growing porosity of China's policy sector.

I also work extensively on Sino-UK economic policy as part of my interest in Sino-EU relations and my comparative research on theories of integration and regionalism in East Asia and Europe.

The US branding China a 'currency manipulator' threatens global stability

Aug 16, 2019 06:48 am UTC| Insights & Views

The US has escalated its trade war with China by accusing the country of devaluing its currency to make its exports unfairly cheap. When Chinas currency, the renminbi (RMB) fell below the symbolic seven-per-dollar level on...

Italy joins China's Belt and Road Initiative – here's how it exposes cracks in Europe and the G7

Mar 25, 2019 13:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Italy is projected to be the first G7 nation to officially endorse Chinas Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). And thats raising the ire of both the European Union and the United States. Having re-entered a recession at the...

What to expect from Xi Jinping's first trip to Davos

Jan 17, 2017 14:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views

President-elect Donald Trump may be dominating headlines in the build up to his forthcoming inauguration. But another world leader is also taking main stage. President Xi Jinping joins the global elite in attending the...

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Economy

RBNZ likely to leave OCR on hold at 1.00 pct next week, leave door open to further cuts: ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected to leave the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) on hold at 1.00 percent at its monetary policy meeting next Wednesday, but leave the door open to further cuts, according to the...

UK gilts suffer after BoE’s unchanged policy decision fails to create major market impact

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during European trading hours Friday, after the Bank of Englands (BoE) unchanged monetary policy decision did not create any major economic impact on markets, thus making investors trade...

German bunds edge tad higher after August producer price index disappoints markets

The German bunds edged tad higher during European trading session Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of August, disappointed market participants, going into negative territory from the prior...

JGBs close mixed in silent trading session ahead of long weekend

The Japanese government bonds closed mixed on Friday as investors remained divided amid a silent session that barely witnessed data of major economic significance ahead of the countrys long weekend, following Autumn...

Yuan exchange rate likely to be defended by Chinese regulators as long as trade talks continue, says Scotiabank

The yuan exchange rate is expected to be defended by the Chinese regulators as long as the trade talks continue, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. Foreign investors have been pouring funds into...

Politics

Melania Trump faces backlash over fashion choices on 9/11 anniversary

Melania Trumps commemoration of the September 11 attacks 18th anniversary has been marred with yet another fashion-related controversy. Online critics claimed that the stitch work on the back portion of the First Ladys...

Destroying parliaments leads to war – just look at history

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons recent prorogation of parliament has led many to fear that parliamentary democracy in Britain is unravelling. And now the High Court has ruled that Johnson acted lawfully in suspending it....

Where 'woke' came from and why marketers should think twice before jumping on the social activism bandwagon

First used in the 1940s, the term woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolises awareness of social issues and movement against injustice, inequality, and prejudice. But popularity has diluted its...

Rudd's rental affordability scheme was a $1 billion gift to developers; Abbott was right to axe it

Most Australians are spending more of their income on housing than they used to, but low-income households are being squeezed the hardest. Many are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. A growing...

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

The United States President Donald Trump has once again had a tweetstorm directed, this time, at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The All of Me singer responded by suggesting that POTUS might have calmed down if only the...

Science

New prostate cancer treatment delivers good result in week

There may not be a one-stop cancer cure available to the market yet, but scientists have developed more advanced treatment strategies that increase the survivability rate among cancer patients. Researchers from the United...

HIV hides in many places in the body, Belgian researchers confirm

HIV can hide within the patients body, making it difficult to completely eradicate. With the hopes of finding an HIV cure, researchers from the Belgium-based university UZ Gent recently reported a milestone of locating...

Can we really know what animals are thinking?

Sarah, the worlds smartest chimp, died in July 2019, just before her 60th birthday. For the majority of her life she served as a research subject, providing scientists with a window into the thoughts of homo sapiens...

Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Technology

‘Dota 2’ trolls, account buyers hit by ban hammers; Valve rolling out changes to decrease in-game toxicity

The Dota 2 community has been asking Valve time and again to provide some form of solution to the persisting presence of smurfing, account buying, and overall toxic behavior. Now, the company is finally rolling out some...

Warriors apparently interested in adding Giannis Antetokounmpo into their roster

The rumor about Giannis Antetokounmpo possibly getting poached by the Golden State Warriors has resurfaced again. The narrative first emerged in February when Marc Stein of the New York Times said that the Warriors has...

Nvidia could launch 2 new Turing-based GPUs next month

While Intel still dominates the CPU and GPU markets, Nvidia and AMD are having a more exciting competition in the graphics card department. Leaks about the Navi 14 series have been the talk of the town in recent months,...

OnePlus 7T standard specs include 8GB RAM, Android 10

OnePlus 7T will be launched in a few more days, but more information leaks are surfacing online. A benchmark test confirms the device will have 8GB RAM and powered by Android 10. Both appear to be standard specs for the...

‘Final Fantasy 7 Remake’ release date: Classic Mode will be handled by AI as players focus on tactics, spell casting

Before all the information about Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been revealed, there were numerous concerns from players regarding the games combat system. The complaints stem from the fact that Square Enix appeared to have...
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