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Angela Huyue Zhang

Angela Huyue Zhang

Writing for PS since 2021
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Angela Huyue Zhang, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Philip K.H. Wong Center for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong, is the author of High Wire: How China Regulates Big Tech and Governs its Economy (Oxford University Press, 2024). She will soon join the faculty of the USC Gould School of Law.

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  1. The High Cost of GPT-4o
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    The High Cost of GPT-4o

    Jun 3, 2024 Angela Huyue Zhang & S. Alex Yang warn that OpenAI's new multimodal AI tool is designed to gobble up user data, much of which is copyrighted.

  2. Angela Huyue Zhang on Chinese innovation, regulation, AI, and more
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    Angela Huyue Zhang on Chinese innovation, regulation, AI, and more

    Mar 19, 2024 Angela Huyue Zhang warns that China’s lax approach to regulating artificial intelligence could lead to a crisis, highlights the impact of the market’s deep-seated mistrust of the Chinese legal system, considers how Western regulatory trends influence China, and more.

  3. The Case for Regulating Generative AI Through Common Law
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    The Case for Regulating Generative AI Through Common Law

    Feb 15, 2024 S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a regulatory framework that is both adaptable and tailored to specific contexts.

  4. China’s Short-Sighted AI Regulation
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    China’s Short-Sighted AI Regulation

    Dec 8, 2023 Angela Huyue Zhang assesses a recent court ruling allowing copyright protection for content generated by artificial intelligence.

  5. Chinese Regulators Give AI Firms a Helping Hand
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    Chinese Regulators Give AI Firms a Helping Hand

    Oct 3, 2023 Angela Huyue Zhang thinks the rules governing generative artificial intelligence give domestic firms a competitive advantage.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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