Zhang Jun Dean, School of Economics, Fudan University
Jan 03 , 2020
China’s economic growth is expected to have slowed to just over 6% this year, and it is unlikely to accelerate anytime soon. In fact, economic commentators generally agree that China’s economic performance in 2019 – the worst in nearly 30 years – could be the best for at least a decade. What observers can’t seem to agree on is how worried China should be, or what policymakers can do to improve growth prospects.
Joel A. Gallo CEO, Columbia China League Business Advisory Co.
Dec 12 , 2019
Further opening and reform of China’s financial sector is good news for foreign firms and even better news for China itself. Financial innovation will encourage economic growth and benefit companies and the public sector alike.
Yu Yongding Former President, China Society of World Economics
Nov 08 , 2019
China’s GDP growth may still be strong by global standards, but the annualized rate of 6% in the third quarter of 2019 is the lowest the country has recorded since 1992. In fact, China’s GDP growth has been slowing steadily since the first quarter of 2010, when it exceeded 12%, year on year. This downward trend is riskier than many observers seem to realize.
He Weiwen Senior Fellow, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies
Oct 25 , 2019
If current negative global trends continue, China is likely to step up efforts to keep growth above the line. It will continue to serve as the largest contributor to global output in any event.
Zhang Monan Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Sep 18 , 2019
The elimination of tariffs, barriers and subsidies will not only promote fair market competition and end policy distortions but will also greatly enhance the competitive advantage of enterprises. China’s free trade zones should pay heed and embrace such reform.
Zainab Zaheer Development Consultant
Sep 13 , 2019
China and the United States have both been taking hard hits from their now 14-month trade war. How will the two countries proceed, and, more importantly, is the world truly in jeopardy now that the world’s two largest economies are faltering?
Christopher A. McNally Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University
Aug 26 , 2019
China’s recent economic prosperity is tied to the emergence of a unique political economy, “Sino-capitalism.” This system remains deeply misunderstood in the West, yet forms an integral and highly important component of the global economy that cannot be “contained.”
Jul 15 , 2019
Gross domestic product growth weakened to lowest since 1990s. Factory output, retail sales beat expectations in June.
Jonathan Woetzel McKinsey Senior Partner
Jeongmin Seong Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute in Shanghai
Jul 12 , 2019
Over nearly 40 years of economic reform, China has reaped extraordinary rewards from opening up to the world. Integration into the global economy – albeit
Lawrence Lau Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, CUHK
May 24 , 2019
While the trade war clearly hurts China more than the US, in both absolute and relative terms, data and historical experience show that these losses are manageable for the Chinese economy.