Shang-Jin Wei Professor, Finance and Economics at Columbia University
Aug 30 , 2019
The recent inversion of the yield curve in the United States – with the interest rate on ten-year US government bonds currently lower than that on short-term bonds – has raised fears of a possible US recession later this year or in 2020. Yet, paradoxically, a downturn in America could help to improve bilateral economic relations with China and cool the two countries’ escalating trade dispute.
Zhou Xiaoming Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva
Aug 26 , 2019
President Trump’s most recent threat to leave the WTO has caught worldwide attention. Would removing itself from the organization be beneficial for the United States, or is it just a bluff?
Zhang Monan Senior Fellow, China International Economic Exchanges Center
Jun 06 , 2019
The China-US trade war is putting tremendous strain on the Chinese economy. But if policymakers act wisely, they can leverage this external pressure to expedite key reforms — restructuring China’s economy to emphasize innovation and thus move upstream in the global value chain, while expanding free trade agreements abroad.
Giulio Pugliese King’s College London, War Studies
Jun 03 , 2019
The latest escalation in US-China economic frictions points at worrisome trends. In the short run, US allies may benefit from US-China economic tensions, but serious dangers lie ahead.
Tian Feilong Associate Professor, the Law School of Beihang University
Apr 24 , 2019
Driven by anxiety over the success of China’s growth model, the US under Trump has sought to apply “maximum pressure” through its trade war. However, an eventual bargain will serve to cement China’s leadership role not only in economics, but also global governance.
Hua Xin PhD, CASS Graduate School
Feb 15 , 2018
The world has to prepare itself for a new monetary cycle following rising US interest rates.
Su Jingxiang Fellow, China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations
Feb 12 , 2018
The US has fallen into the hands of a wealthy predator class that controls the government.
Lu Chen Consultant, United Nations
Feb 08 , 2018
If effective policy measures can't be taken to contain it, the risks to the world economy caused by the escalation of protectionism could severely disturb the world in 2018.
Amy Zhao M.A. Student, NYU Washington Square
Feb 07 , 2018
It is clear from this year’s Davos conference that while America has shifted its attention from maintaining the world order to strengthening its domestic economics, China is making use of the “leadership vacuum” and trying to convince the world that it is qualified.