Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University
May 12, 2015
Financial engineering largely benefits the wealthiest class; monetary easing has failed to spur meaningful recovery in post-crisis economies, threatening to keep the global economy trapped in a continuous series of crises. As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed, the answer is a commitment to structural reform – a strategic focus of China’s that, he noted, is not shared by others.
Stewart Taggart, Founder & Principal, Grenatec
Apr 10, 2015
Instead of viewing the AIIB as a symbol of looming Chinese economic hegemony, the AIIB should instead be viewed as a global climate change solution with powerful, vastly distributed benefits. Stewart Taggart claims it would create non-discriminatory access to a massive regional market for energy sources ranging from sun, wind, and biomass to hydro and geothermal. Without the external labor sink of infrastructure projects, domestic Chinese unemployment will also rise.
Tom Watkins, Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Dec 17, 2014
There is no guarantee the U.S. remains in the dominant position on the world stage. In fact according to The International Monetary Fund, as reported by The Daily Mail -- we no longer are, at least economically.
Xiao Lian, Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Dec 01, 2014
The end of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing (QE) monetary policy will affect U.S. growth predictions over the next two years, and may weaken the U.S. dollar. However, as Xiao Lian contends, this might not have an obvious impact on China, yet could result in new development opportunities – as well as new risks.
Joel Backaler, Associate Vice President, Frontier Strategy Group
Nov 28, 2014
While many of China’s largest brands – Haier, Huawei and Xiaomi – have not yet become household names, Joel Backaler describes how China’s domestic market is changing and the companies that are focusing on developing their brand internationally.
Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Jan 07, 2014
China needs to review its liberalization financial policies, especially the pace of the liberalization of capital accounts, writes Zhang Monan. 2014’s changing global currency financial environment may bring huge risk premiums to China.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Oct 04, 2013
Attending his first multilateral summit since becoming president in March, Xi Jinping held a series of important multilateral and bilateral meetings at the G20. Without attracting much attention, Chinese foreign policy has been on a roll since last month’s summit.
Fernando Menéndez, Analyst
Jul 31, 2013
Responding to The Economist’s editorial, “The Great Deceleration,” Fernando Menéndez calls for an end to “the tired old muddle of warmed-over Keynesian” analysis; instead, encouraging a more sophisticated approach with a new perspective to analyze emerging economies.
Joshua Kurlantzick, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Apr 29, 2013
In the wake of the global economic crisis, and the dissatisfaction with democracy in many developing nations, leaders in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are studying the Chinese model far more closely.
Michael Justin Lee, Lecturer, University of Maryland
Jan 22, 2013
As masters of the universe prepare to meet in Davos, Switzerland for the 11th annual World Economic Forum, pessimism must not characterize perceptions of China.