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Wing Thye Woo

Wing Thye Woo

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Wing Thye Woo, Vice President for Asia at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a research professor at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur and Fudan University in Shanghai.

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  1. To De-Escalate US-China Tensions, Decouple Differently
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    To De-Escalate US-China Tensions, Decouple Differently

    Jun 19, 2023 Wing Thye Woo explains why the US and China should seek to detach trade policy from technology and national-security issues.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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