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Yi Fuxian

Yi Fuxian

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Yi Fuxian, a senior scientist in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of Big Country with an Empty Nest(China Development Press, 2013).

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  1. Leaked Data Show China’s Population Is Shrinking Fast
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    Leaked Data Show China’s Population Is Shrinking Fast

    Jul 27, 2022 Yi Fuxian uses obtained data from the Shanghai Police Department to clarify a perennially cloudy and contentious issue.

  2. Why Is the Uyghur Population Shrinking?
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    Why Is the Uyghur Population Shrinking?

    Jul 12, 2022 Yi Fuxian thinks China’s rulers will come to regret the consequences of the security crackdown in Xinjiang province.

  3. China’s Abortion Problem Can’t Be Regulated Away
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    China’s Abortion Problem Can’t Be Regulated Away

    Apr 14, 2022 Yi Fuxian explains why tighter restrictions alone will not be enough to curb a widespread practice.

  4. China’s Demographic Manipulation
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    China’s Demographic Manipulation

    Aug 5, 2021 Yi Fuxian argues that, by inflating its population figures, the country is doing itself a serious disservice.

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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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