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  • He Yafei, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Nov 11, 2015

    Fluctuations in China’s currency and economy don’t have the wild effect on the global markets that many critics allege, and such accusations distract from a needed collective focus on maintaining stability.

  • Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges

    Aug 06, 2015

    Concerns about the wealth gap and debt service linger to keep the US economy from growing at its full potential.

  • Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University

    Jul 29, 2015

    Quantitative easing (QE) is utilized by U.S. and European banks to manipulate asset prices and provide stimulus to asset-dependent economies. China’s market manipulation is no less blatant, but is distinct in its aim to promote new markets.

  • 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.

  • Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group

    Mar 09, 2015

    The controversial issue of “currency manipulation” has resurfaced. However, Washington and Beijing have very different perceptions about the identity of the “currency manipulator.” The net effect is currency friction that is likely to prevail until the 2020s.

  • Yi Xianrong, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Feb 16, 2015

    European quantitative easing policy lead to the depreciation of the RMB exchange rate, but this depreciation is being carefully and intentionally observed by China’s central bank to observe the actual impact on the Chinese economy. A more flexible and internationalized RMB will be better to guard against depreciation.

  • Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group

    Jan 29, 2015

    President Obama’s sixth State of the Union (SOTU) address was heavy on domestic policy and light on foreign policy. The president did not talk much about recent progress in the US-Chinese relations. Instead, he focused on the urgency to complete the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement – without China. There is a reason to the omission and the focus: the Obama White House is increasingly concerned over its legacy.

  • Yi Xianrong, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    Dec 12, 2014

    China’s Central Bank is assessing changes in its international monetary policy in the following areas: RMB internationalization, becoming less dependent on U.S. Federal Reserve monetary adjustments, and containing the arbitrage of foreign speculative investment. With a major focus on the dispossession “outstanding funds for foreign investment,” the RMB is expected to experience moderate depreciation or fluctuation.

  • 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.

  • Stephen Roach, Faculty Member, Yale University

    May 31, 2014

    The temptations of extrapolation are hard to resist. The trend exerts a powerful influence on markets, policymakers, households, and businesses. But discerning observers understand the limits of linear thinking, because they know that lines bend, or sometimes even break. That is the case today in assessing two key factors shaping the global economy: the risks associated with America’s policy gambit and the state of the Chinese economy.

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