Zhang Monan Senior Fellow, China International Economic Exchanges Center
Jul 03 , 2015
China has become one of the world’s most important investors and capital exporters, stepping into a new phrase of “GNP” from “GDP” and reversing the mechanism of capital-free flow. So it is imperative to speed up the opening of its capital account.
Dan Steinbock Founder, Difference Group
Jun 24 , 2015
Not so long ago, China’s A-share index lingered around 2,000. Before last week’s plunge, it closed at 5,200. In the short-term, the market will remain volatile, but just as China’s economy hasn’t emulated typical market fluctuations, its potential should prevail in the long term.
Jun 19 , 2015
China’s challenges – pollution, corruption, and the economy – have imbued the reform efforts necessary to lead to unpredicted innovation, both by Internet companies and a vast provision of international infrastructure projects.
Dan Redford President, Quantify China Associates
Jun 17 , 2015
Historic gains in the Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share stock markets are causing some Western analysts to speculate that the growth is being driven by irrational behavior. There are both institutional and individual explanations for this over-confidence, which will need to monitored if the market contracts.
Daniel Bell Chair Professor, Schwarzman Scholars program, Tsinghua University
Jun 16 , 2015
Do the meritocratic features of the China model produce more competent leaders than democratic elections in America? In key ways, this seems certainly true.
Yu Keping Deputy Director, CPCCC Compilation and Translation Bureau
May 12 , 2015
Modernizing state governance in China depends on the successful promotion of rule of law, to stimulate orderly participation of the public and to maximize the public interest.
William Jones Washington Bureau Chief, Executive Intelligence Review
Apr 08 , 2015
Substantial international attention has been focused on this year’s meeting of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC), much of it misguided and/or malicious. But there is a real reason for the Congress’s importance.
Minxin Pei Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Mar 18 , 2015
Casual observers of the proceedings of the annual National People’s Congress (NPC) may be tempted to dismiss them as a ritualistic exercise with little impact on the lives of the Chinese people. Such a conclusion, while not totally groundless, nevertheless misses an important public policy debate revealed during this year’s NPC session – reforming China’s troubled retirement system. The challenge confronting Beijing is simply the lack of money to fund the explosive growth of pension benefits.
Nathan Gardels Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST
Mar 17 , 2015
In Western media, the National People's Congress -- China's legislative body which just ended its annual three week session -- is perfunctorily conjoined with the phrase "rubber stamp." This characterization is less and less true every year and does a disservice to understanding the most significant historic shift taking place in China today: the long march toward "rule according to law" from administrative fiat.