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Yuen Yuen Ang | University of Michigan

'How Corruption Powers China's Economy'

‘China has managed to sustain four decades of economic growth despite levels of corruption that even Xi has described as “grave” and “shocking.” Why does it seem to have bucked the trend?’
Yuen Yuen Ang | University of Michigan
7/4/2021

IMF

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Gita Gopinath | Economic Counsellor & Director of the Research Department, IMF

'World Economic Outlook, April 2021: Managing Divergent Recoveries'

‘The upgrades in global growth for 2021 and 2022 are mainly due to upgrades for advanced economies, particularly to a sizeable upgrade for the United States (1.3 percentage points) that is expected to grow at 6.4 percent this year.
Gita Gopinath | Economic Counsellor & Director of the Research Department, IMF
4/30/2021

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Biden’s First 100 Days

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Biden China Policy: What We Know at the 100 Day Mark

Friday, April 30, marks 100 days of the Biden Presidency.On Thursday, President Biden gave a speech to a Joint Session of Congress that summed up many of policies – including those on China - as he nears the 100-day mark.And several major media outlets and think tanks are getting an early start on their analyses.Here's Senator Lindsey Graham: "I'm not very impressed with the first 100 days.”‘ "He's been a disaster on foreign policy.” ’‘ “Russia and China are already pushing him around, so I'm very worried." ’
Malcolm Riddell
Founder of CHINADebate
4/29/2021

The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times

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'China All but Ends Hong Kong Democracy With "Patriots Only" Rule'

‘The National People’s Congress on Thursday approved a drastic overhaul of election rules for Hong Kong that would most likely bar many pro-democracy politicians from competing in elections, cementing Beijing’s grip over the territory.'
3/11/2021

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Interview

Shang-Jin Wei
Professor, Columbia University & former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

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.’
8/27/2020

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Craig Allen
President, U.S.-China Business Council

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.’
5/6/2020

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Tom Barkin
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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.’
4/29/2020

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Bill Reinsch
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business

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.’
4/18/2020