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Zhang Monan

Zhang Monan

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Zhang Monan is a fellow of the China Information Center, a fellow of the China Foundation for International Studies, and a researcher at the China Macroeconomic Research Platform.

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  1. The Untapped Potential of Sino-European Investment
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    The Untapped Potential of Sino-European Investment

    Oct 12, 2016 Zhang Monan proposes three steps that would bolster efforts to negotiate a comprehensive agreement.

  2. The Next Chinese Economy
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    The Next Chinese Economy

    Jan 2, 2015 Zhang Monan says that China could emerge from its current rebalancing stronger than ever.

  3. The Tricks of China’s Trade
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    The Tricks of China’s Trade

    Aug 8, 2014 Zhang Monan exposes the faulty data underlying China's status as the world's largest trading economy.

  4. China’s Liquidity Paradox
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    China’s Liquidity Paradox

    Jan 8, 2014 Zhang Monan explains why China is experiencing a worsening credit crunch despite a buildup of leverage in China since 2008.

  5. The Trouble with China’s Troubled-Asset Relief
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    The Trouble with China’s Troubled-Asset Relief

    Dec 18, 2013 Zhang Monan analyzes China's banking sector and its non-performing loans.

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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    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 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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