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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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    Debunking Solar Geoengineering

    Lili Fuhr argues that solar geoengineering is no substitute for phasing out fossil fuels.
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    What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows

    Nancy Qian thinks the recent protests – and the government's response – point to a broader political challenge.
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    The Double Transformation

    Diane Coyle urges antitrust regulators to update their thinking to accommodate the net-zero transition.
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    Revitalizing the Struggle for Human Rights

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    Around the world, indicators of the strength of democracy and the protection of human rights have been falling, even in countries that have long championed such values. But while pessimists have the wind at their back, optimists still have the stronger argument.

    offers eight principles to guide advocates as they try to put progress back on track.
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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.

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