Nathaniel Taplin Columnist
  • Hong Kong
  • The Wall Street Journal

Nathaniel Taplin writes on the Chinese economy and commodities for Heard on the Street in Hong Kong, after spending five years in Beijing and Shanghai with Thomson Reuters and the independent macro consultancy Gavekal Dragonomics. At Reuters he covered China’s debt and money markets, monetary policy and financial system. At Gavekal, he headed up global commodities coverage and wrote extensively on China’s energy sector, industry and trade.

Focus Areas

  • Chinese Economy
  • Commodities

92 Articles
1 day ago
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After Zero-Covid, China’s Health Industry Faces Titanic Shift

The country’s more permissive stance toward the spread of Covid-19 will create big health sector winners and losers.

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10 days ago
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Political Risk Returns to China, and Looks Here to Stay

Anger over China’s Covid policies comes amid structural economic changes that have damaged young people’s prospects a...

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30 days ago
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Why Hong Kong’s Makeover Will Founder

Hong Kong has achieved stability at a steep cost to its economy and freedoms, and the prospects for improvement look ...

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about 1 month ago
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Markets Are Right to Fear Xi’s Dream Team

Hong Kong stocks swooned Monday after China unveiled a new leadership team packed with Xi Jinping’s proteges. Markets...

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about 2 months ago
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Xi’s Contradictory Vision for China

The Chinese leader’s speech on Sunday put workforce development and innovation at the heart of the economy, but his p...

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2 months ago
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More Trouble for China’s Export Juggernaut

China is more dependent on exports for growth than it has been in years. But the export boom is starting to lose steam.

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2 months ago
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China’s Yuan Has Further to Fall

In the face of a widening rate differential with the U.S., China’s strong trade surplus and conservative monetary pol...

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3 months ago
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China Will Benefit From Cheap Russian Gas—Eventually

But there is a problem: For now, China is a coal and oil powered economy.

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3 months ago
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There Is Still No Bottom for China’s Economy

Solutions to the most pressing problems for China’s economy—housing and Covid-19—appear to be out of reach until afte...

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3 months ago
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Korean Air Weathered Pandemic Turbulence With Style

Korean Air Weathered Pandemic Turbulence With Style

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4 months ago
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For Sinopec, West’s Russian Oil Boycott is a Gift

China’s largest refiner, whose shares are cheap by historical standards, is shaping up as one of the biggest benefici...

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4 months ago
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Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit Reshapes Political Risk in Asia

Big market moves are unfolding in the wake of the speaker’s visit and China’s response. But they still probably under...

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