Bradley Gardner is a Beijing-based writer focused on emerging markets and Chinese economic policy. His work has taken him to four continents researching China’s impact on developing countries, and its problematic trading relationship with developed markets. This blog looks at how the emerging market phenomena are changing the global economic landscape, and what challenges and opportunities this presents for both China and the West. Follow Bradley on Twitter @bradleygardner or on his blog at

Labor markets and the great stagnation

Markets are pushing innovation in the emerging world, they could be pushing innovation in the developed world.

Wenzhou in Italy

The Chinese underground economy grabs headlines in Europe

Chinese in the Congo

A look at how China is engaging the Congo, and how the West isn't

The Lonesome Death of Han Jin

The Suicide of Han Jin, a Chinese farmer in Shandong province, illustrates the consequences of bad trade policy.

Doha is dead

After ten years of negotiations the Doha Development Round died on April 29, 2011. A look at why what Doha was trying to do was important, and how things may continue without it.

Carthaginians at the gate

After managing to handle the free movement of 400 million Europeans, the entry of 20,000 Tunisians lead Sarkozy and Burlesconi to call for the "reform" of the Schengen area.

Migrations, or the uncomfortable part about fighting poverty

An introduction to the blog, and a look at the world of economic migration.