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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

Writing for PS since 2006
98 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Minxin Pei, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, is a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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  1. China’s Pro-Growth Happy Talk
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    China’s Pro-Growth Happy Talk

    Jan 24, 2023 Minxin Pei doubts that the government will do what it takes to engineer the robust economic recovery it has been touting.

  2. A Diplomatic Winter?
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    A Diplomatic Winter?

    Dec 12, 2022 Oscar Arias, et al. consider what the events of 2022 say about the future of peacemaking and diplomacy.

  3. China’s Zero-COVID Muddle
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Dec 7, 2022 Minxin Pei warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.

  4. Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?
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    Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?

    Nov 8, 2022 Minxin Pei urges the country’s new leaders to seize three opportunities to boost growth and reassure investors.

  5. Blowing Down the CPC’s House of Cards
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    Blowing Down the CPC’s House of Cards

    Oct 10, 2022 Minxin Pei sees in Xi Jinping’s confirmation to a third presidential term the hollowness of China’s post-Mao rules.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle

    Big Tech firms flagrantly disregard the implicit social contract that enables capitalist economies to thrive. The time has come to curb their market power and establish the institutional mechanisms necessary to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized by a privileged few.

    urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.

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