- Amitai Etzioni , Professor, International Relations at The George Washington University
May 23 , 2017A less alarmed view of China’s Belt and Road Initiative finds first of all that the whole project is much overhyped. Figures about investments include projects that had been previously launched. Although China is likely to increase its influence in the region, its growing influence should not be equated with aggression. In determining how to react to the Silk Road initiative, the West should draw on a major strategic consideration: Do the U.S. and its allies plan to block any and all increases in Chinese influence—or merely contain those moves that entails China’s use of force to dominate other countries?
- The global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise, but the overhyped idea of a “new normal” for the world economy overlooks an extraordinary transformation in the global growth dynamic over the past nine years. It raises profound questions about the efficacy of monetary policy, development strategies, and the role of China.
- Yu Xiang , Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Apr 27 , 2017Trump’s election campaign promises and and the executive orders the new president signed after he came into the White House reveal a narrow-minded, conservative and selfish United States. It’s a startling reversal of the country’s outlook for six decades, and completely outdated.
- Colin Moreshead , Graduate Fellow of East Asian Studies, Yale University
Mar 31 , 2017President Xi has expressed a desire to uphold and develop the world order. President Xi has expressed a desire to uphold and develop the world order. If Xi is up to the challenge and prevents a breakdown in global trade, China will have will have saved more than its own skin.
- Richard C. K. Burdekin , Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College
Mar 10 , 2017If you ignore the dragon, it will eat you. If you try to confront the dragon it will overpower you. If you ride the dragon, you will take advantage of its might and power.
- Zhang Monan , Researcher, China Int'l Economic Exchanges Center
Feb 14 , 2017The degree of monetary easing in the major economies is unprecedented and has nearly gone to the extreme, but risk preference and incremental capital gains are the key factors that determine capital flow. International policy coordination can prevent systemic risk from spreading in foreign exchange markets, credit markets and asset cost as well as cross-border capital flow.
- Vasilis Trigkas , Onassis Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
Feb 13 , 2017However histrionic the demagogic oratory of President Trump has been, his strategy to revitalize American manufacturing will be better served by exporting more to China, not decreasing Chinese imports. China’s gigantic market has thus become the golden apple of discord in an accelerating geo-economic competition between the United States and Germany, which already enjoys significant production networks within the Middle Kingdom. Yet unlike the days of the Boxer Revolution and the alliance of eight Western nations, China can this time choose her major commercial partners.
- Humanity has to choose between pressing ahead with globalization and backpedaling. China’s president seized the moment to inject enthusiasm for economic globalization as it faces strong headwind from the US.
- Though the international economy remains unstable, the trend of economic globalization is irresistible. In the face of populist movements, however, it is critical to demonstrate the benefits and make globalization both broader and deeper to make it fairer to developing countries and more valuable to all.
- Curtis S. Chin , Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Nov 07 , 2016Today, from American voters in an ugly U.S. election season to the rhetoric of newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, we are hearing widespread anger against the governing structures of our time, against inequality and elitism. This sense of disempowerment is real and understandable. But is globalization really the root of this? Our challenge, as individuals in this era of discontent, is to ensure that we can still come together to move forward and improve the lives of all.