Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Sep 13 , 2016
Despite the election-year rhetoric in the US, free-trade has been good for both countries and their people, and China and the US should both fight protectionism and support less-restricted trade to lead the global economy back to a path of strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
Aug 22 , 2016
Strategies to stabilize world commodities and promote industrialization in Africa are key to achieving the goals of global governance and for sustainable growth. Giving less-developed nations outside the G20 an economic boost is a necessary commitment if any long-term global strategies are to be successful.
May 12 , 2016
Increasing US technology and equipment exports to China would not only helping Chinese industrial upgrading, but also help US production in a time of sliding Chinese demand for US goods. Finalizing a bilateral investment treaty and closer collaboration between both governments and business to clinch more PPP projects in US infrastructure investments also would benefit both countries.
Mar 16 , 2016
The years ahead offer parallel tracks for growth for both countries, and an “early harvest” for US enterprises, if opportunities are seized in areas such as innovation, Internet plus, reducing capacity, expanding the service sector – especially in healthcare -- and developing emerging industries.
Feb 01 , 2016
China’s economy will continue to slide for some time in 2016, and the overall growth rate will be even lower than in 2015. However, the economy’s fundamental sectors portend a steady growth rate of 6.5-6.8%, depending on the progress of the reforms and restructuring, and on the developments of world economic situation. In any event, a major slump or “hard landing” seems out of the question.
Sep 24 , 2015
China’s stock-market correction was predictable after its wild rise, but it does not signal a sustained economic slump. However, “China shock” did influence the U.S. and European stock markets, despite the effect being psychological and temporary. During the first half of September, U.S. and European markets have been rising steadily, despite the lingering struggles for Chinese stocks. With an expected mild rebound by the end of the year and beyond, it is likely that China’s imports will gradually pick up, thus contributing more to the world commodities demand recovery.
Aug 28 , 2015
The shifting exchange rate reflects the strength of the dollar, not weakness of the RMB. The two nations and business communities should focus on identifying the complementary sectors and products of the two countries and seeking a sustainable pattern of stable growth based on mutual benefit.
Mar 06 , 2015
Sudden cases of factory relocation and closures has caused China’s foreign investment communities to worry about a “massive foreign capital flight.” With further investigation, foreign direct investment in China is shifting from manufacturing to service sectors. The focus of concern about China’s FDI situation should not be exaggerations of “massive foreign capital flight,” but on the solid efforts to improve China’s investment environment.
Jan 16 , 2015
He Weiwen details the monetary values of China’s relentless wave of foreign direct investment worldwide during 2014. China’s structural changes in its economy, which will allow for further growth in 2015, especially between U.S. and Chinese companies, are also discussed.
Nov 18 , 2014
He Weiwen dislodges the notion that the FTAAP is inherently in opposition to the TPP by discussing APEC plans to phase out regional free trade agreements in favor of creating a singular FTAAP; this more inclusive agreement which would serve as the “greatest common denominator” for standards and investment treaties in the Asian Pacific.