Oct 23, 2015
All eyes are now focused on China’s current state visit: on October 20, Xi arrived in London at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth. His visit included the usual symbolic perks—a stay at Buckingham Palace, a ride in a royal carriage, and an address to the British Parliament—but his stay has also featured important trade and economic announcements, and has emphasized a new and unexpected honeymoon between two former enemies.
William Overholt, Senior Fellow, Fung Global Institute
Sep 17, 2015
The gravest threat to American global leadership is neither Russia nor China but continued interest group-driven Congressional abandonment of the kind of balanced strategy that won the Cold War.
Yu Xiang, Research Fellow, CICIR
Sep 04, 2015
Moderate growth, low inflation, low labor participation rate and a growing wealth gap will be business as usual for a considerable period of time. Fundamental, systemic changes needed for the US to breakthrough its economic doldrums are unlikely in the divided political climate from now until the 2016 elections.
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.
Fernando Menéndez, Analyst
Aug 31, 2015
The downturn of global financial and foreign exchange markets, is causing concerns in the Americas. A Chinese trade and investment focus on the “Pacific Pumas” would be a prudent strategy and help reduce tensions and suspicions between the U.S. and China in the region.
Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Aug 28, 2015
A long-term stable RMB exchange rate with a two-way volatility is conducive to maintaining the financial asset price, to preventing a large-scale capital outflow, to controlling foreign-debt risk, to reducing the cost and burden of debt financing and to stabilizing economic growth anticipation.
Yu Yongding, Former President, China Society of World Economics
Aug 27, 2015
As China allows more market influence to determine the value of the RMB, the exchange rate will become more volatile. Allowing the market to determine the value of the yuan is precisely what the West has long sought, and it will serve global interests, whether China’s currency rises or falls.
Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University
Aug 26, 2015
Tectonic shifts are occurring in the economy, financial markets, geopolitical strategy, and social policy. The ultimate test may well lie in managing the exceedingly complex interplay among these developments. Is China’s leadership up to the task, or has it bitten off too much at once?
Yin Chengde, Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Aug 12, 2015
Washington’s goals in the Trans-Pacific Partnership may have been economic at first, but the most recent negotiations suggest the trade agreement has become a tool of the US ‘pivot to Asia’. A symptom of its quest to contain China, it’s an unworthy goal for the US – and it’s doomed to fail.
Hugh Stephens, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Aug 11, 2015
Support for Chinese investment has been declining in Canada, particularly because of the concentration of investments in the resource sector. However, attitudes toward Asia can change, depending on the context, the question, and extraneous elements such as negative media coverage of domestic and international events.