Stephen Roach Faculty Member, Yale University
Jan 02 , 2014
China was hardly lacking in policy pronouncements in the final months of 2013. But, seen in their entirety, the risk of incoherence has become evident, writes Stephen Roach.
Douglas Paal Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dec 27 , 2013
You may have missed the funeral, but China’s new leadership has quietly buried the admonition of former leader Deng Xiaoping that as China rises in wealth and power it should maintain a low profile (known as taoguang yanghui), writes Douglas Paal.
Zhang Monan Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Dec 23 , 2013
With the Central Economic Work Conference just concluded, the important task facing the 2014 Chinese economy seems to be twofold: balancing China's medium and long-term reform with its short-term growth, and balancing its structural adjustment with control and prevention of possible risks, writes Zhang Monan.
Yu Yongding Former President, China Society of World Economics
Dec 23 , 2013
At the recent Third Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, China's leaders produced a 60-point "resolution" covering six areas. But a shopping list of reform objectives – many of which were not as bold or novel as promised – is inadequate to address the deep contradictions undermining China’s development.
Wing Thye Woo Professor, University of California
Dec 20 , 2013
China's latest round of reforms arrives at a critical moment in the debate about the renminbi’s internationalization. Should the renminbi join the US dollar and the euro as an international vehicle currency, and can Shanghai subsequently become a first-tier international financial center?
William Overholt Senior Fellow, Fung Global Institute
Dec 19 , 2013
Before China’s leadership transition earlier this year, experts said that the Chinese Communist Party was intent on preventing a larger-than-life personality from assuming power. However, a year has passed, the new-style leadership, a form of managed charisma, seems collectively designed to serve national needs, writes William H. Overholt.
Ma Jiali Director, China Reform Forum
Dec 19 , 2013
With the advent of the Chinese dream at the 18th CPC Congress, many international relations experts have attempted to compare the Chinese and the American dream. But now, Ma Jilali focuses on the Indian dream and how each nation’s respective dream could boost cooperation between the countries.
Yi Xianrong Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dec 18 , 2013
The success of the Third Plenum’s recently announced economic reforms rely heavily on the outcome of China’s financial sector reforms. Important topics to monitor, writes Yi Xianrong, include interest rate liberalization, stock market regulation, changes to the exchange rate regime, and the risk that these reforms entail.