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Yu Yongding

Yu Yongding

Writing for PS since 2010
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Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006. 

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  1. China’s Economic Prospects Are Brighter Than They Appear
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    China’s Economic Prospects Are Brighter Than They Appear

    Jan 30, 2024 Yu Yongding sees room for more infrastructure investment, the government’s most effective tool to offset weak demand.

  2. Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector
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    Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector

    Nov 30, 2023 Yu Yongding suggests three measures the government can take to address property developers’ deteriorating finances.

  3. China’s Policy-Induced Slowdown
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    China’s Policy-Induced Slowdown

    Oct 3, 2023 Yu Yongding blames falling growth on overly conservative monetary and fiscal policies, not structural changes.

  4. China’s Response to Decoupling
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    China’s Response to Decoupling

    Jun 28, 2023 Yu Yongding takes aim at Chinese and Western leaders who are tempted by the idea of economic decoupling.

  5. The Road Back to Growth in China
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    The Road Back to Growth in China

    May 9, 2023 Yu Yongding argues that, with a well-planned fiscal stimulus, the country can arrest its long economic slowdown.

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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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