Niu Li Director of Macro-economy Studies, State Information Center
Aug 04 , 2017
Since the start of 2017, China’s economy has shown a stable recovery supported by the better-than-expected exports, high industrial reserves, and a hot property market. Even with financing difficulties and rising costs, it appears that China’s economy will continue to stabilize with improvement through the latter half of the year.
Kishore Mahbubani Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Aug 03 , 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which marks its 50th anniversary this month, comprises the world’s seventh-largest economy, on track to become the fourth largest by 2050. ASEAN’s approach may turn out to be the way of the future, enabling other fractious regions to develop sturdy bonds of cooperation.
Curtis S. Chin Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Meera Kumar New York-based Asia analyst and communications consultant
Aug 01 , 2017
Enduring wage disparities and outdated and imbalanced tax structures are seen as contributors to growing inequality, where neither the U.S. nor China are immune. Business, government and civil society leaders must come together to ensure the quality of education is improved to meet the demands of a technology-driven knowledge economy.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 26 , 2017
At a time when Beijing seems inclined to turn inward economically, emphasizing state control and punishing foreign investors, American firms should point out the obvious economic benefits of attracting outside capital. American and other foreign firms could create some of the jobs necessary to employ Chinese workers who have come to expect a better life—and are likely to protest if that future does not materialize.
Zhong Wei Professor, Beijing Normal University
Jul 10 , 2017
The bubbles in both finance and property are growing too big. The ordinary real economy is increasingly unable to bear the over-expansion of finance and property of the past 10 years. And NASDAQ is the most precarious bubble of all.
Amitai Etzioni Professor, International Relations at The George Washington University
May 23 , 2017
A less alarmed view of China’s Belt and Road Initiative finds first of all that the whole project is much overhyped. Figures about investments include projects that had been previously launched. Although China is likely to increase its influence in the region, its growing influence should not be equated with aggression. In determining how to react to the Silk Road initiative, the West should draw on a major strategic consideration: Do the U.S. and its allies plan to block any and all increases in Chinese influence—or merely contain those moves that entails China’s use of force to dominate other countries?
Stephen Roach Faculty Member, Yale University
May 04 , 2017
The global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise, but the overhyped idea of a “new normal” for the world economy overlooks an extraordinary transformation in the global growth dynamic over the past nine years. It raises profound questions about the efficacy of monetary policy, development strategies, and the role of China.
Yu Xiang Research Fellow, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
Apr 27 , 2017
Trump’s election campaign promises and and the executive orders the new president signed after he came into the White House reveal a narrow-minded, conservative and selfish United States. It’s a startling reversal of the country’s outlook for six decades, and completely outdated.
Colin Moreshead Graduate Fellow of East Asian Studies, Yale University
Mar 31 , 2017
President Xi has expressed a desire to uphold and develop the world order. President Xi has expressed a desire to uphold and develop the world order. If Xi is up to the challenge and prevents a breakdown in global trade, China will have will have saved more than its own skin.
Richard C. K. Burdekin Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics, Claremont McKenna College
Mar 10 , 2017
If you ignore the dragon, it will eat you. If you try to confront the dragon it will overpower you. If you ride the dragon, you will take advantage of its might and power.