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A Shift in Sino-US Economic and Trade Relations

Zhou Shijian, senior fellow, Tsinghua Center for US-China Relations

A Shift in Sino-US Economic and Trade Relations

2013 has seen three remarkable changes in China-US economic and trade relations, writes Zhou Shijian.

Two Main Balancing Jobs – An Important Task for the Chinese Economy in 2014

Zhang Monan, researcher, China Center for International Economic Exchanges

Two Main Balancing Jobs - An Important Task for the Chinese Economy in 2014

With the Central Economic Work Conference just concluded, the important task facing the 2014 Chinese economy seems to be twofold: balancing China’s medium and long-term reform with its short-term growth, and balancing its structural adjustment with control and prevention of possible risks, writes Zhang Monan.

Renminbi Rising?

Wing Thye Woo, Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis

China’s latest round of reforms arrives at a critical moment in the debate about the renminbi’s internationalization. Should the renminbi join the US dollar and the euro as an international vehicle currency, and can Shanghai subsequently become a first-tier international financial center?

The Trend of Chinese Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean

Fernando Menéndez, an economist and principal of Cordoba Group International LLC

As inward FDI in Latin America and the Caribbean reached an all time high in 2011 with total inflows of $153 billion in 2011, China continues to increase its investments in the region. Fernando Menéndez explains that rather than focusing on increased competition, the US and China should collaborate so both nations may benefit from the region’s booming economies.

How Far Will China’s Financial Reform Go in 2014?

Yi Xianrong, researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

How Far Will China’s Financial Reform Go in 2014?

The success of the Third Plenum’s recently announced economic reforms rely heavily on the outcome of China’s financial sector reforms. Important topics to monitor, writes Yi Xianrong, include interest rate liberalization, stock market regulation, changes to the exchange rate regime, and the risk that these reforms entail.

US-China Challenges Beyond 2015

Dan Steinbock, Director, India China and America Institute

In the United States, proposed budget deals may ensure stability in the short-term. In China, the ongoing economic reforms could foster sustained growth in the medium-term. In both cases, new challenges await after 2015.

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