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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Writing for PS since 2011
146 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Andrew Sheng is a distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong.

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  1. China Needs a Better Innovation Ecosystem
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    China Needs a Better Innovation Ecosystem

    Apr 2, 2024 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng highlights shortcomings in the country's approach to financing high-tech firms.

  2. A Stablecoin Pilot in China?
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Feb 27, 2024 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.

  3. China’s Energy Dilemma
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    China’s Energy Dilemma

    Jan 31, 2024 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge the country’s leaders to respond to rising global energy prices by fighting deflation at home.

  4. The Future of China’s Financial System
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    The Future of China’s Financial System

    Nov 29, 2023 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng assess the outcome of the country’s first Central Financial Work Conference in six years.

  5. The Promise of China’s Sustainable-Development Path
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    The Promise of China’s Sustainable-Development Path

    Oct 31, 2023 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng explain why the country has been one of the few to make consistent progress toward the 2030 global goals.

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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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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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