Tuesday March 31, 2020

Anger-driven Trump flailing at China

The US administration has embraced a China-centric bilateral fix for a multilateral problem just when America’s own lack of fiscal discipline virtually assures a widening trade deficit with the world at large

28th August, 2019
Trade conflict a new challenge for China. Pic: Getty

This will be the tenth year that I have taught a course at Yale called “The Next China”. The course focuses on modern China’s daunting economic transitions.

My course starts with the urgency of the challenges addressed by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s. But its main focus is how the resulting Chinese growth miracle presents President Xi Jinping with four transitional imperatives: the shift from export- and investment-led growth to...

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