China’s ongoing trade dispute with the US looks set to run and run and will hurt both economies. But it also offers opportunities for some healthy financial reform.
China wants more foreign investment but this ambition could be crippled if it chooses the Tiananmen path in Hong Kong.
The country has slowly liberalised its financial markets, but it can do more to attract international investors, says the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association.
The government is targeting a sustainable system of pension provision for its ageing population, with potentially massive ramifications for the asset management industry.
Investors says they are looking for key areas of focus, including the new leadership's composition, capital controls, property and state-owned enterprise reforms.
AsianInvestor has answered 10 key questions for investors in the Year of the Monkey. Here we consider whether China will introduce meaningful reform of its state-owned enterprises.