Zhong Yin, Research Professor, Research Institute of Global Chinese and Area Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University
Jun 27, 2023
The country’s current slowdown in economic growth is a natural reflection of its development at an important moment. It has come to a point where efficiency and quality, rather than quantity, are what will really count in the long run.
Yuan Sha, Associate Research Fellow, Department for American Studies, China Institute of International Studies
Jun 08, 2023
Political posturing shifted from “How to avert a debt crisis” to “How to get tough on China.” The squabble also reflected misgivings about China’s growing influence, as countries move away from the U.S. dollar and toward the yuan as a settlement and reserve currency.
Christopher A. McNally, Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University
May 31, 2023
While the United States is experiencing dramatic levels of inflation, China is facing very low levels. Assessing various forms of economic stimuli, such as quantitative easing, is important to understand and mitigate current levels of inflation faced by economies all over the world.
Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University
Apr 28, 2023
Five years into a once-unthinkable trade war with China, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chose her words carefully on April 20. In a wide-ranging speech, she reversed the terms of US engagement with China, prioritizing national-security concerns over economic considerations. That formally ended a 40-year emphasis on economics and trade as the anchor to the world’s most important bilateral relationship. Yellen’s stance on security was almost confrontational: “We will not compromise on these concerns, even when they force trade-offs with our economic interests.”
James Hinote, Geopolitical Strategist
Apr 04, 2023
The People’s Republic of China wishes to increase domestic consumption to reduce reliance on western trade, technology, and knowledge. One attempt at this is inviting western companies to learn their business strategies, enable domestic competitors, and use mass media to sway consumer spending. This strategy has had mixed success, and increasing domestic consumption will be difficult as the economic recovery from COVID is slower than expected.
He Weiwen, Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization, CCG
Mar 24, 2023
The decline in trade cannot continue, as both countries need each other. It can be expected that they will patch up their disputes and work together, turning the numbers around to bring more tangible benefits to their people.
Xu Hongcai, Deputy Director, Economic Policy Commission
Mar 24, 2023
Consumption is the key. To restore and expand it, China needs to roll out sound, targeted policies. Obstacles that currently hinder consumption growth need to be removed, especially in the real estate and automobile sectors.
Zhang Monan, Deputy Director of Institute of American and European Studies, CCIEE
Mar 09, 2023
Industrial and supply chains have become the main theater of competition between China and the United States. America’s technology war will be deliberate, intense and long-term. For this reason, China must be strategically prepared for a protracted fight.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Mar 01, 2023
The year 2023 represents a turning point. If economic realities guide global prospects, it will be a positive turnaround. If geopolitics will continue to penalize economic prospects, a negative inflection point is more likely.
Leonardo Dinic, Advisor to the CroAsia Institute
Mar 01, 2023
Next winter, Europe is likely to face a challenging time in the energy market, in part due to China’s increased energy demand post-COVID lockdowns. As European countries reduce their dependence on Russian pipeline gas and imports of liquified natural gas, they will face challenges and potential shortages that might impact energy supply security and pricing.