Zhang Ming Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Jul 20 , 2013
While stabilizing GDP, the authorities must continue to push forward restructuring amid economic difficulties, writes Zhang Ming.
Michael Pettis Professor, Peking University’s Guanghua School
Jul 19 , 2013
China’s GDP growth target for 2013 was set at 7.5 percent in March, but just four months later, on July 11 at a press conference in Washington China’s newly established minister of finance, Lou Jiwei, seemed to suggest that Beijing no longer believed the country would hit the target.
George Koo Board Member, New America Media
Jul 18 , 2013
What should have been a simple win-win deal is becoming a lot more complicated thanks to Congressional review, writes George Koo. The humble bacon has suddenly risen to become an ominous threat capable of imperiling the security of the United States.
Qian Liwei Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Jul 17 , 2013
The road to a successful BIT will no doubt be full of political uncertainties and economic bargains in the foreseeable future, but mutual openness of market and investment is allowing a new field of cooperation between China and U.S., writes Qian Liwei.
Jul 17 , 2013
China's GDP growth in recent decades has been impressive, but also, as former Premier Wen Jiabao put it, "unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated, and unsustainable." With growth slowing, China must now adopt a more sustainable model that focuses less on GDP and more on fostering innovation and competition.
Zhang Monan Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Jul 13 , 2013
In the coming years, China’s government will have to confront significant challenges to achieve stable, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth. But, with mounting fiscal and financial risks threatening to derail its efforts, policymakers must act quickly to design and implement prudent, forward-looking policies.
He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Jul 09 , 2013
As financial markets adjust to the end of quantitative easing and the “Bernanke shock,” He Weiwen explains that China must also reform and end its dependence on liquidity supplies. As major economies make revisions, economic adjustments must be made with global markets in mind.
Minxin Pei Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Jul 09 , 2013
The fifth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) is approaching quickly. While the first four S&ED meetings were relatively unproductive, there is hope that this meeting may be different, as the economic situation along with other aspects of the strategic bilateral relationship between the two nations have changed in recent months.
Ding Yifan Deputy Director, China Development Research Center
Jul 03 , 2013
As time progresses, regional trade agreements have grown in number. Although these agreements are effective and beneficial to those nations involved, they cannot and should not replace the global "free-trade" framework.
Zhang Jun Dean, School of Economics, Fudan University
Jul 02 , 2013
Everyone is talking about China’s economic slowdown, writes Zhang Jun. But, as Premier Li Keqiang seems to recognize, this trend could actually be beneficial, spurring the structural reforms that China needs.