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Commentaries by Sara Hsu

Sara Hsu

Assistant Professor of Economics, the State University of New York

Sara Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and Research Director at the Asia Financial Risk Think Tank in Hong Kong. Dr. Hsu specializes in Chinese economic development, informal finance, and shadow banking.
  • Jun 15 , 2018

    Chinese antitrust regulators have launched an investigation into potential price-fixing among foreign memory chip-making giants Hynix, Micron, and Samsung. In the contentious trade environment, speculation about the reasons behind this investigation may cast it in a more suspicious light than necessary. Despite the contentious U.S.-China tech rivalry, this Chinese price fixing investigation appears to be unrelated.

  • May 11 , 2018

    What is needed now between China and the U.S. is better negotiation between both parties and a lot more goodwill, particularly on the part of the U.S. Basic education about how trade works is also essential for the Trump White House, which appears to have confused trade deficits with real economic losses.

  • Apr 16 , 2018

    Both China and the U.S. have instituted a waiting period before the $50 billion tariffs take effect, with the hope that negotiation may prevent either administration from having to implement them. How likely is it that the countries will come to an agreement?

  • Mar 14 , 2018

    China’s National People’s Congress was held last week, with few surprises. Most of the reforms laid out are extensions of existing or previously announced policies, including supply-side structural reform, reduced barriers to foreign investment, promotion of innovation, and enhanced military spending. Dominating the congress, however, was a proceeding not contained in the work report: the removal of term limits from the nation’s constitution.

  • Feb 28 , 2018

    China’s Commerce Ministry has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into American exports of sorghum, which is believed to be underpriced and damaging to Chinese farmers. This may result in the imposition of tariffs on sorghum imports from the U.S. The action appears to be retaliation against tariffs imposed by the U.S., and may result in a larger trade war.

  • Dec 14 , 2017

    Although President Donald Trump appears to have changed his tune on China from all-out accusatory on the campaign trail to grumbling in the Oval Office, U.S.-China economic relations are at their most precarious in years. The issue of trade is a major stumbling block between the two nations.

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