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Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

Writing for PS since 2005
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Zhang Jun, Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University, is Director of the China Center for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.

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  1. Has China’s Economy Peaked?
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    Has China’s Economy Peaked?

    Jan 3, 2024 Zhang Jun notes that today’s key challenges are not new, and that the authorities have long been working to address them.

  2. How China Creates Its Own Market
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    How China Creates Its Own Market

    Oct 30, 2023 Zhang Jun explains why China must abandon its export-driven growth model once and for all.

  3. Why Hasn’t China Rushed to Bail Out Its Economy?
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    Why Hasn’t China Rushed to Bail Out Its Economy?

    Aug 28, 2023 Zhang Jun explains why the country has abandoned its aggressive macroeconomic strategy in favor of de-risking.

  4. Don’t Write Off China’s Economic Recovery
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    Don’t Write Off China’s Economic Recovery

    Jul 6, 2023 Zhang Jun thinks that a supportive policy package will go a long way toward reinvigorating long-term growth.

  5. China’s Abandoned Illusion of High Growth
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    China’s Abandoned Illusion of High Growth

    Apr 14, 2023 Zhang Jun places the central government’s falling GDP targets in the context of its new economic-policy priorities.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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