Minxin Pei Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Nov 11 , 2015
Minxin Pei recognizes some brutal consequences of the one-child policy, and implores for outsiders and Chinese alike to emphasize the senseless cruelty that such measures imply and work to ensure that they are never seen again.
Fernando Menéndez Analyst
Nov 10 , 2015
Corruption, however, while a persistent illness with a debilitating and self-generating momentum, is not exclusive to China. If truth be told, China’s largesse abroad is also a major source of corruption and fraud, especially when it involves government-to-government transactions where transparency and accountability are absent.
Chen Bin Researcher, State Information Center
Nov 04 , 2015
The expansion of the Chinese economy and the resulting improvements in the lives of Chinese people have been impressive outcomes of the just-ending Five-Year Plan, despite the recent slowdown in the economy. The blueprint for (2016-2020) is taking shape to build on that progress.
Michal Meidan Director, China Matters
Oct 16 , 2015
China’s recently announced cap-and-trade system to limit emissions is a positive development, but not new. China’s emissions trading system (ETS) has seen some capping, and very little trading. Additional challenges lie ahead in the pricing of carbon and introduction of unified measurement, reporting, and verification systems.
Paolo Mauro Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Sep 30 , 2015
High-profile arrests like those carried out in China in recent years are insufficient to curb corruption in a lasting manner. Reducing pervasive government intervention in the economy and encouraging greater competition would reduce the near-monopolistic rents that create the incentives for corruption in the first place.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Sep 24 , 2015
Thanks to misguided stories about President Xi’s reforms, America risks losing the opportunity to participate appropriately in China’s massive economic rebalancing and reform drive.
Min Jiang Assistant Professor of Communication at the UNC – Charlotte
Sep 04 , 2015
Information technologies have long been viewed by Beijing as architecture of social management. The new WeChat platform allows for more personalized interaction and negotiation between the public and government, with little political consequence.
William Overholt Senior Fellow, Fung Global Institute
Sep 02 , 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign has highlighted the seriousness of China’s official malfeasance. The outcome of Xi’s campaign will shape a new era of China’s politics, economy and foreign policy.
Sep 02 , 2015
Sir, Praise to George Magnus for setting out so plainly a few of the hurdles facing China’s leadership, especially the recentralisation of power and its intrusion into economic policymaking
Ben Reynolds Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Sep 01 , 2015
When playing up the mutually beneficial aspects of economic cooperation between the U.S. and China, many theorists often ignore the competitive and destabilizing elements introduced by structural economic concerns. The struggle for emerging markets and untapped resources is adversarial, and it may intensify as economic growth slows.