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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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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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