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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. What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    May 21, 2024 Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

  2. Can China Reach Its 2024 Growth Target?
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    Can China Reach Its 2024 Growth Target?

    Apr 4, 2024 Yu Yongding argues that, beyond encouraging consumption, the government must ramp up spending on infrastructure this year.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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