Interview

'Rivers of Iron': Changing the Face of Asia

‘But what's happened now is that Southeast Asia is rich enough to contemplate such infrastructure and that the Chinese have the technology, money, and high-speed rail industry so that they can both finance or help finance and build it.’
Oct 7, 2020
Mike Lampton
School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS)
Mike Lampton
School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS)

Why China's Economy is Growing Faster than Others

‘First is China's relatively aggressive and decisive measures on the COVID public health crisis itself that managed to get the pandemic under control much faster than the other large economies.’ ‘The relative success in controlling the pandemic translates into how much people are willing to go back to their normal lives, to their jobs, and the like.’
Aug 27, 2020
Shang-Jin Wei
Professor, Columbia University & former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
Shang-Jin Wei
Professor, Columbia University & former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

The Chinese Communist Party Fears Ending Up Like the Soviet Union

‘The propaganda ministry - within four to six weeks - managed to turn China into a problem for Europeans. China’s standing in Europe is eroding by the day.'
May 20, 2020
Joerg Wuttke
President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Joerg Wuttke
President, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

The Party is Infallible

'The Hong Kong demonstrations can never be because of policy mistakes by the Communist Party itself.’ During our interview, Tony Saich of the Harvard Kennedy School told me: ‘Hong Kong, with its responses to the demonstrations, and the Coronavirus are both illustrative examples of how the culture of the Communist Party and the traditions it's built up over almost a hundred years reflect the way it behaves when it's confronted by certain crises.’
May 13, 2020
Tony Saich
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Tony Saich
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The Phase One Trade Deal

‘The good news is that 80% of our members said they thought the Phase One agreement was a good thing.' 'But only 19% said it was worth it.' 'What the 80% said they are happy about was that there no more new tariffs were coming immediately.’
May 6, 2020
Craig Allen
President, U.S.-China Business Council
Craig Allen
President, U.S.-China Business Council

South China Sea & Taiwan

'It would not be accurate to say China claims the entire South China Sea as its sovereign territory because the Chinese are unclear about what exactly their claim is and what it is based on.'
May 2, 2020
Bonnie Glaser
Director of the China Power Project
Bonnie Glaser
Director of the China Power Project

Why Inflation Should Not Be A Problem

‘This is a crisis where the first chair is held by the public health officials, and the second chair is held by the fiscal authorities. We at the Fed have the freedom to be able to move relatively quickly, but we're the third chair here, trying to help out where we can.’
Apr 29, 2020
Tom Barkin
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Tom Barkin
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

China, America, & the 'Jaws Syndrome'

‘Both Trump and Xi have a fundamental political divide problem that the COVID-19 epidemic has exposed and made more apparent – and made substantially worse.’
Apr 25, 2020
Bill Overholt
Senior Fellow at Harvard Asia Center
Bill Overholt
Senior Fellow at Harvard Asia Center

Why We Need Stronger Global Institutions

‘The trade war was actually about the dissemination of knowledge, knowledge transfer, technological transfer.’ ‘A great irony. We need global institutions or arrangements to deal with trade, technology, and health because individuals, corporations, and national governments cannot.’
Apr 22, 2020
Yukon Huang
Carnegie Endowment
Yukon Huang
Carnegie Endowment

The Pandemic's Impact on Trade

‘There are some people who would say that there was already a retreat from globalization underway.’ ‘The tools of globalization - enormous reductions in the cost of transportation and communication - remain.’ ‘But the marginal utility actually of further advances is declining – that would be one way to put it.’
Apr 18, 2020
Bill Reinsch
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business
Bill Reinsch
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business

The Pandemic May Increase China's Economic Strength vis-à-vis the U.S.

‘Well, I think people around the world are rightly suspicious of the Chinese as they are probably equally suspicious of the Americans.'
Apr 11, 2020
John Quelch
Dean, Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami
John Quelch
Dean, Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami