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Henry Hao is the Senior China Economist at CRU. He is based in CRU’s Singapore office and is responsible for the macroeconomic coverage of China.

Henry joined CRU in 2021 from academia in the US, where he has over 10 years of experience in economics teaching and research. Henry taught undergraduate and graduate courses focused on international trade, development economics, and energy economics. He has published his research through several journal articles and working papers on topics including the Great Trade Collapse and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Henry holds a PhD and an MSc in Economics from the University of California, Davis and a BSc in Public Finance from National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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China’s 2021 GDP growth marginally exceeds expectations

Real GDP growth in China decelerated to 4.0% y/y in 2021 Q4, but posted 8.1% growth in 2021, slightly above our forecast of 8.0%. Other economic data continued to show...

21 January 2022   
Topics: China, Economics


China’s pathway to net-zero: implications for industries

Topics: Aluminium, Copper, Economics, Lead, Nickel, Steel, Tin, Zinc


China’s burning need for power

Topic: Economics