Chinese Officials Arrest Over 2,500 ‘fugitives’ Abroad During COVID Pandemic: Report

According to a new investigation, Chinese officials arrested around 2,500 “fugitives” from abroad and returned them to China during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Guardian report, the fugitives were apprehended as part of a programme that used tactics ranging from family intimidation to “state-sanctioned kidnapping.” In a report released […]

Autocrats Are Exploiting COVID-19 to Weaken Central Bank Independence

Over the last several decades, central bank independence became the sacred cow of monetary policy. Dissenting murmurs emerged during the 2007 to 2009 recession, when some suggested the U.S. Federal Reserve should focus on jobs, not inflation. Since COVID-19, these murmurs have become prominent points of contention, permitting backtracking on […]