Analysis Features

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Measurement Muddle: China’s GDP Growth Data and Potential Proxies

How Do We Know if China is Growing?  How fast is China’s economy growing? Or given the recent trends, how much is it slowing down? Obtaining a reliable answer to these seemingly straightforward questions has proved amazingly elusive. Despite the production of mountains of official data and a plethora of unofficial estimates, these are questions…

Can Chinese Firms Be Truly Private?

As China’s economy moved away from state planning and policymakers introduced market reforms in the 1980s and 1990s, many observers expected that in addition to promoting the growth of the Chinese economy, privatization would also have substantial political implications. Most importantly, it was thought that the rise of the private sector could lead to the…

How U.S.-China Tensions Have Hurt American Science

There is a growing concern in Washington that the United States government, its companies, and universities have helped drive the rapid growth of China’s high-tech sector to the detriment of America’s overall national interest. Accusations of intellectual property (IP) theft and state-sponsored industrial espionage by China have loomed large in the bilateral relationship. These concerns…

The China Shock: Reevaluating the Debate

As the U.S.- China relationship continues to deteriorate, the role of trade has come under increasing scrutiny. Commercial exchanges between the two countries used to be the ballast of the relationship. Trade was understood to benefit both countries economically and helped reduce tensions on political and strategic issues. Over the past decade, this has changed…

The AI-Surveillance Symbiosis in China

Artificial Intelligence and the U.S.-China Relationship Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is already playing a role in people’s daily lives through applications ranging from driver-assistance systems, to medical diagnostics and financial management. AI is a general-purpose technology that, like electricity, has the potential to deeply change and restructure many economic and social activities. However, AI’s potential…

How Inequality is Undermining China’s Prosperity

China’s Inequality Challenge Chinese policymakers are confronting a visibly faltering economy that may no longer grow at the rate needed to achieve the country’s development goals. The challenge is compounded by the country’s persistent inequality. Stanford University professor Scott Rozelle and his research collaborators at other universities around the world have been at the forefront of research on inequality and…