Taylor Loeb is a macroeconomics and financial markets analyst at Trivium, a China-focused consultancy. He spent five years in China, including two years as a Teach for China teaching fellow in rural Yunnan and a year as a lecturer at Changzhou University. He holds dual Master’s degrees from Tsinghua University (International Relations) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (International Economics & China Studies) along with a BSM (Finance) from Tulane University.

Last Updated: June 17, 2022

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11.11.22

The Beginning of the End for Zero COVID?

Taylor Loeb, Johanna M. Costigan & more
At the end of October, videos began circulating on social media of workers at an iPhone plant in the city of Zhengzhou fleeing factory grounds to escape a quarantine lockdown of some 200,000 employees. Whether the workers wanted to escape the...

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10.11.22

On the Eve of the Party Congress, What’s Ahead for China’s Economy?

Guonan Ma, Ryan Hass & more
Three years of zero-COVID and a lingering property crisis have taken a toll on China’s economy. What are the prospects for an economic turnaround in the coming months? And if it doesn’t come to pass, what will a slowing economy spell for the Party’s...

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06.16.22

China’s Record Urban Youth Unemployment

Qin Chen, Alison Sile Chen & more
China has recorded its highest level of unemployment among urban youth since the country began tracking it in 2018. In March, 16 percent of Chinese city-dwellers aged 16 to 24 were unemployed, compared to 13.6 percent a year earlier. In May, that...