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Commentaries by Li Daokui

Li Daokui

Economist and Professor of economics at Tsinghua University

Li Daokui is a leading Chinese economist, a professor of economics at Tsinghua University, and the author of the forthcoming “China’s World View: Demystifying China to Prevent Global Conflict.”
  • Dec 08, 2023

    In the cold winter of 1972, a schoolteacher in a poor Chinese village asked his whole class: “The U.S. president Nixon and his adviser Dr. Kissinger will be in China. What should we do?”

  • Aug 21, 2021

    Among educated and internationally savvy Chinese, no current topic is more despised than the bickering over Chinese and American medal counts at the Tokyo Olympics. Narrow-minded nationalism holds scant interest for them, just as it does for most educated Americans – and, generally, for me. But, as an economist, I am not so dismissive toward the medal-count discussion.

  • Mar 17, 2021

    China needs to lay solid groundwork for domestic development, achieve a stable and controllable production regime and master core technologies. At the same time is should unleash Chinese market demand, so it no longer has to depend on foreign markets.

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