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There are a LOT of articles here on ChinaFund.com and if you're just not that informed yet with respect to what investing in China is all about, this is precisely the page you should start with, as it guides you toward the articles which should represent the foundation of your journey.

First and foremost, it's time to learn a thing or two about the economic history of China:

A Brief Economic History of China

Chinese Dynasties and Why They’re Crucial to Understanding China

The Republic of China / ROC (1912 – 1949*): What You Need to Know and Why

The People’s Republic of China (PRC), AKA “Today’s China”

The Cold War from a Chinese Perspective?

China’s Pre-Reform Import Timeline: From Silk Road to 20th Century

China and Modern-Day (Post-Reform) Imports: From Bumpy Road to Culture-Altering Phenomenon

Reforms in China: A Quick Timeline

Demographic Trends in China Over (Almost) Half a Century

Chinese Diplomacy: From Low-Key Pragmatism to Assertiveness

From Tumultuous Past to Present-Day Domination: The History of the Communist Party of China

Understanding the Renminbi/Yuan: History, Context and Perspectives

Moving on, it makes sense to analyze the activity of all post-1949 paramount leaders:

China During the Mao Zedong Era

Zhou Enlai: From Voice of Reason to Reform Facilitator?

Hua Guofeng – Successor or Placeholder?

Deng Xiaoping and the Modernization(s) of China

The (Surprising) Rule of Jiang Zemin

Hu Jintao's Conservative Balance-Oriented Leadership of China

How Powerful Is China's Current Leader, Xi Jinping?

Next, it's time for a healthy dose of geopolitics, more specifically articles about China's relationship with its neighbors as well as its main trading partners:

The Current State of China – US Relations

The (In)Famous China – United States Trade Relationship

The (Economic) Future of China and That of the United States: A Few Long-Term Thoughts

Sino-American Business Relationships: From Political Rhetoric to Win-Win Real World Situations

The Dynamic of China’s Relationship with the European Union

China and Japan: Robust Trading Partners, Geopolitical Frenemies

China and South Korea’s Economic Relationship, With a Focus on the United States Variable

China and Taiwan: Economic Strength vs. Geopolitical Vulnerabilities

China and Hong Kong: The Complex History of a (Highly) Sensitive Topic

The Macao (Macau) Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

China and Africa: Natural Allies?

China – India Relations: From Common Economic Goals to Geostrategic Concerns

An “Under the Hood” Analysis of China’s Relationship With Russia

Is China a NATO Concern That Dwarfs Russia?

Looking at China Through a BRICS Lens

China’s (Growing) Interest and Influence in the Middle East

South China Sea Geopolitics Simplified

China: The #1 Brexit Beneficiary?

China and North Korea: Pragmatism vs. Alliance?

(Why) Do China and Pakistan Have a Strong Relationship?

China, Inner Mongolia and… (Outer) Mongolia?

The (Trade but Not Exclusively Trade) Relationship Between China and Malaysia

Money Talks: China’s Geopolitical Friends and Enemies

As a bit of a (well-deserved) break, we will take a few moments to mention the cultural dimension of China, without which your understanding of China as a whole would be superficial at best:

The Three Teachings: From Cultural Foundation to… Frustration Cause?

Understanding Laozi (Lao Tzu) and Daoism (Taoism)

Can You “Get” China Without Understanding Confucius and Confucianism?

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) and Buddhism: The Middle Way for China?

(How/Why) Is China Different? “Investor Culture Shock” Explained

Should Investors Learn Chinese?

How Many Languages (Dialects?) Are Used in China?

(How) Does The Chinese New Year Affect the Economy, Markets and… Investors?

Let's now take a look under the hood with respect to the various sectors of China's economy:

China’s Service Sector: An Increasingly Important Growth Engine?

China’s Industry and Manufacturing Sector: Past Performance vs. Current Trends

China’s Agriculture Sector: Past, Present and Future

The Future of China’s Future: The Chinese Education System

China’s Military Sector: From Modernization to Tackling Corruption

China’s Military Capabilities: From Past Suboptimality to Present-Day Strenght and Future Potential

China’s Luxury Goods Market: Facts vs. Misconceptions

China’s (Grossly Misunderstood) Mining Sector

China’s Processed Rare-Earth Products: A Geopolitical Bargaining Chip?

China’s Natural Resources: Bottleneck Despite Sheer Volume?

China’s Tech Industry: From Copy/Paste to Innovation

China’s Banking System: Past, Present and Future

China’s Legal System: From Legislative, Executive and Judicial Functions to… the CPC

The Auto Companies That Turned China Into the World’s #1 Auto Producer and Buyer

China’s Housing Market Fascinations: From Culture to Human Nature

Bullish on China = Bullish on Precious Metals?

The 2019 State of Investment Funds in China

How Likely Are Chinese Investors to Pay for Asset Management Services?

China and Exotic Assets: From Domain Names to Cryptocurrencies

(Anything but) Worrying China-Related Energy Consumption and Production Trends?

China’s Tourism Dimension: From Stereotypes to Economic Impact

China’s Retail Sales, Disposable Personal Income and Consumer Spending – Metrics for a Transitioning Economy

China’s Infrastructure Investments: Facts, Myths and Context

A Glimpse into China’s Booming Insurance Industry

Art and Antiques in China: Fascination, Wealth Preservation… or Both?

Law Enforcement in China: How Strict Is Too Strict?

The (Subpar) Medical System of China: Problems, Threats and Opportunities

Medical Tourism in China: A Tale of Two Worlds

... which, of course, takes us to specific investment options that one has in China:

(Why) Should Foreigners Invest in China?

The Pros and Cons of Investing in Chinese Stocks

Should Chinese Bonds Be Considered Attractive?

Establishing a Business in China 101

China’s Top 12 Insurance Companies – A Brief Overview

To Short Sell or Not to Short Sell: Should One Short Chinese Assets?

Investment vs. Speculation in China: Is Any Trend Your Friend?

Risk and Money Management When Investing in China

Do Chinese Assets Belong in the Risk-on or Risk-off (Safe Haven) Category?

It's convenient to keep thinking of China based on the paradigms of the past decades... but highly inaccurate. To understand just how flawed such an approach is, let's take a close look at the innovation that is happening literally everywhere in China:

The Top 5 Fastest-Growing Sectors in China: Some Might Surprise You!

China and the Internet of Things (… of Everything, Really)

China’s Positive Impact on the World in 7 (Recent) Examples

China’s Top Artificial Intelligence Companies – A Quick Analysis

Surprising Industries China Is Currently Dominating

Is China on the Verge of Becoming a Cashless Society?

Armed with facts and the context the previously-mentioned articles provide, let's move on to some of the trickier aspects related to China:

Is China’s Economy Slowing Down?

Is China Doing Enough to Fix Its Pollution Problem?

Could China Be at the Center of the Next Monetary System?

How Much Access to China Do Foreign Financial Sector Investors Have?

Challenges Faced by Those Who Want to Invest in China

China and the World Trade Organization’s Love/Hate Relationship

From Investing to “Pump and Dump” Speculation in China

China and Globalization: From Generational Opportunity to Systemic Risk

Is China Overrated or Underrated?

Does China Have a Transparency Problem?

Is China Still an “Emerging” or “Developing” Country?

Shadow Banking in China: Is Enough Being Done?

China’s Love/Hate Relationship with Bitcoin and Crypto

(How) Is China Combating Bureaucracy and Administrative Inefficiency?

Could China Win a Trade War Against the United States?

Making Sense of China’s Government Debt Sustainability (or Lack Thereof)

What Foreign Investors Should Understand About China’s Political System… But Usually Don’t

Intellectual Property Rights in China: From International Obligations to Conflict of Interests

China’s Great Firewall: From Ideology Enforcement to Trade Barrier?

Is China a Multi-Party Country and Do Opposition Forces Exist?

The Role and Structure of the Communist Party of China

China and Capital Flight: From Risk Mitigation to Excessive Control?

The China Internet Security Law: Necessity or Perfect Excuse?

Navigating Through Propaganda in China… and Elsewhere?

(Financial) Fraud in China: How to Avoid Portfolio-Disrupting Scams

The Rule of Law in China: “Wild West” or First World Status?

We should also take a lot at a few China-related issues which aren't necessarily controversial but rather... well, misunderstood:

The Top 10 China-Related Myths We Should FINALLY Acknowledge

Short Term vs. Long Term Investing in China

Is China Still an “Emerging” or “Developing” Country?

China’s (Un)Employment Situation: Past Performance, Current Numbers and Future Challenges

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics?

What the Gross Domestic Product Does and Doesn’t Tell Us About China

China’s “Emerging” Middle Class?

The Good, the Bad and the Misleading: China’s Population

China and the Renminbi in the Context of a Currency Crisis?

Investing in China: “Fad” vs. Secular Mega-Trend

Retiring in China… Are Retirees a (Financial) Force or Threat?

While we're at it, let's put today's situation under the microscope:

China’s 2018 Economic Numbers and Outlook/Targets for 2019

The 2019 State of Investment Funds in China

The Chinese BAT: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent

The Great Recession (Global Financial Crisis) of 2007-2008 and Its Effect on China

China’s 2015-2016 Stock Market Crash and Its Consequences

China’s Wealthiest (?) Cities, Provinces and Autonomous Regions

As (Not) Seen on TV: China’s Poorest Regions

China’s Quality of Life Statistics: Standard of Living vs. Nominal GDP

The Top 7 Threats to China’s Economic Growth

China’s Puzzling Contrast: Poverty Reduction vs. Inequality Increase

China, the Rise of Populism and (Geo)Political Correctness

Speaking of the present, it makes sense to also refer to China's current leadership role(s) and the organizations/initiatives through which it aims to reach them:

China’s Leadership Role(s) in a Potentially Multi-Polar World

The Belt and Road Initiative in a Nutshell

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): WB/IMF Threat or Complementary Solution?

Why You Should Care About the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Finally, it would be a huge mistake to overlook the importance of thinking about China's future:

Macroeconomic Outlook, Opportunities and Challenges for China

Are Reforms (Still) Necessary in China?

Making Sense of China’s True Growth Potential?

Can China’s GDP Keep Growing?

China, the United States and the EU in the Context of the Next Financial Crisis

The Trajectory of Chinese Assets After the Next (Global) Financial Crisis?

Should You Invest in China… Now? (If Not, When?)

Is China One Huge Economic Bubble?

Donald Trump’s Love (?) – Hate Relationship with China

The Chinese Variable in the United States “2020 Elections” Equation?

Liquidity Crunch in the US: Implications for China?

Black Swan Events in China… or China as a Black Swan Event?

Social Tensions in China: Are Civil Unrest Scenarios Realistic?

How (in Terms of Strategy) to Invest in China? Dollar Cost Averaging vs. Lump Sum Investing

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