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Coronavirus work resumption tracker

The Virus Economy

Tracking China’s return to work in the wake of COVID-19

As China’s leadership struggled to kickstart the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the country’s provinces hustled to get folks back to work. Trivium tracked the official resumption rates throughout the country between February 15, 2020 and June 3, 2020 to paint a portrait of China’s economic re-ignition.

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What is Chinas social credit system

Trivium Primer

Understanding China’s Social Credit System

August 27, 2019: Our new report walks readers through the inner workings of China’s social credit system, exploring the theory behind the system’s construction and its broader implications for companies doing business in China.

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Chinese Policy Process for Beginners

Trivium Primer

An intro to China’s policymaking process

September 3, 2018: How is policy formulated in China? Who proposes it? How does it get refined or amended? And in a top-down, single-party system, can policy be influenced by those outside the government?

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Chinese Politics Analyst: 19th Party Congress

Politburo pre-game

Trivium’s guide to the 19th Party Congress

September 10, 2017: The outcomes of the 2017 congress will indicate how successfully (or not) Xi has consolidated power, how much support there is for his agenda, and how this agenda will evolve in the coming years.

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