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Wing Thye Woo

Wing Thye Woo

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Wing Thye Woo, Vice President for Asia at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a research professor at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur and Fudan University in Shanghai.

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  1. To De-Escalate US-China Tensions, Decouple Differently
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    To De-Escalate US-China Tensions, Decouple Differently

    Jun 19, 2023 Wing Thye Woo explains why the US and China should seek to detach trade policy from technology and national-security issues.

  2. Defusing the US-China Trade Conflict
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    Defusing the US-China Trade Conflict

    Jul 3, 2018 Wing Thye Woo examines what’s driving the deterioration of the world’s most consequential economic relationship.

  3. China’s Growth Odyssey
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    China’s Growth Odyssey

    Feb 17, 2017 Wing Thye Woo engages the views of Project Syndicate commentators, to ask whether China can avoid the “middle-income trap,” even as it reckons with Donald Trump’s presidency.

  4. A New Playbook for China and ASEAN
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    A New Playbook for China and ASEAN

    Jul 15, 2016 Chin Tong Liew & Wing Thye Woo urge Chinese leaders to negotiate territorial claims in the South China Sea with the entire bloc.

  5. Renminbi Rising?

    Renminbi Rising?

    Dec 12, 2013 Wing Thye Woo lays out the conditions that China must meet to internationalize its currency and turn Shanghai into a global financial center.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle

    Big Tech firms flagrantly disregard the implicit social contract that enables capitalist economies to thrive. The time has come to curb their market power and establish the institutional mechanisms necessary to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized by a privileged few.

    urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.

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