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Wing Thye Woo

Wing Thye Woo

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Wing Thye Woo is a professor at the University of California, Davis, Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. 

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  1. Defusing the US-China Trade Conflict
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    Defusing the US-China Trade Conflict

    Jul 3, 2018 Wing Thye Woo examines what’s driving the deterioration of the world’s most consequential economic relationship.

  2. China’s Growth Odyssey
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    China’s Growth Odyssey

    Feb 17, 2017 Wing Thye Woo engages the views of Project Syndicate commentators, to ask whether China can avoid the “middle-income trap,” even as it reckons with Donald Trump’s presidency.

  3. A New Playbook for China and ASEAN
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    A New Playbook for China and ASEAN

    Jul 15, 2016 Chin Tong Liew & Wing Thye Woo urge Chinese leaders to negotiate territorial claims in the South China Sea with the entire bloc.

  4. Renminbi Rising?

    Renminbi Rising?

    Dec 12, 2013 Wing Thye Woo lays out the conditions that China must meet to internationalize its currency and turn Shanghai into a global financial center.

  5. A Modest Proposal for the G-20
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    A Modest Proposal for the G-20

    Apr 1, 2011 Wing Thye Woo, et al.

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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.
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    A Missed Opportunity in Bali

    Stephen S. Roach

    The summit between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was, at best, a public-relations effort to provide a brief respite in the ominous progression of conflict escalation. But there was no substance, no strategy, and no path to de-escalation.

    explains why the Biden-Xi summit yielded little more than lofty rhetoric – and proposes a new approach.
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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.

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