Skip to main content

Yi Fuxian

Yi Fuxian

15 commentaries

Yi Fuxian, a senior scientist in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of Big Country with an Empty Nest (China Development Press, 2013).

Sort by: Show:
  1. Is China Too Old to Get Rich?
    yi5_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_zero covid protest Chen Yihang/VCG via Getty Images

    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    May 22, 2024 Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.

  2. China’s Economic Engine Is Running Out of Fuel
    yi12_CFOTOFuture Publishing via Getty Images_china population CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images

    China’s Economic Engine Is Running Out of Fuel

    Dec 22, 2023 Yi Fuxian highlights serious flaws in the forecasts that underpin the country’s economic policies.

  3. China’s Demographic Achilles’ Heel
    yi11_Lo Chun Kit Getty Images_old age china Lo Chun Kit /Getty Images

    China’s Demographic Achilles’ Heel

    Oct 24, 2023 Yi Fuxian explains why the strategic anxiety over the country’s economic clout is premature and misplaced.

  4. A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making
    op_yi2_PEDRO PARDOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Sep 29, 2023 Yi Fuxian traces the deep roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.

  5. China’s Population-Control Disaster
    yi10_Gong BoVCG via Getty Images_chinababies Gong Bo/VCG via Getty Images

    China’s Population-Control Disaster

    Aug 22, 2023 Yi Fuxian reflects on the calamitous consequences of the regime’s family-planning policies.

  1. robinson18_Alexis RosenfeldGetty Images_biodiversity Alexis Rosenfeld/Getty Images

    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
  2. sstokes4_Scott OlsonGetty Images_trump Scott Olson/Getty Images

    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
  3. rajan93_cienpiesGetty Images_inflation cienpies/Getty Images

    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.
  4. gros188_STRAFP via Getty Images_chinaelectricvehicle STR/AFP via Getty Images

    The Irrationality of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Daniel Gros argues that Europe should be both subsidizing its own green industries and welcoming low-cost green imports.
  5. hamada65_RICHARD A. BROOKSAFP via Getty Images_yen Richard A. Brooks/AFP via Getty Images

    Do We Need a Plaza Accord 2.0?

    Koichi Hamada thinks that policymakers should instead focus on the benefits provided by a flexible exchange-rate regime.
  6. monga11_Samuel CorumGetty Images_inflationreductionactpelosi Samuel Corum/Getty Images

    The False Distinction Between Industrial and Economic Policy

    Célestin Monga explains why differentiating between “vertical” and “horizontal” government intervention does not hold water.
  7. roach168_Lintao ZhangGetty Images_xijinping Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

    Don’t Be Fooled by China’s Third Plenum

    Stephen S. Roach reminds Western observers that the Chinese government's real priorities are very different from their own.
  8. rodrik225_Brandon BellGetty Images)_USretailworker Brandon Bell/Getty Images

    What the New Left Needs

    Dani Rodrik

    The new left that is emerging in Europe and the US must confront head-on both the new structure of the economy and the productivity imperative. Only then will it turn into the genuine political movement of the future and a credible alternative against today's populist far right.

    sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.
  9. yoon31_ContributorGetty Images)_putinkim Contributor/Getty Images

    What to Make of the New Russia-North Korea Alliance

    Yoon Young-kwan

    A new military alliance between Russia and North Korea has unnerved China as much as it has the United States and its Asian allies, owing to its potential to destabilize all of Northeast Asia. In developing its response, the West should leverage this strategic incongruence between China and its junior allies.

    thinks a new treaty introduces major new risks that could force China to rein in its junior partners.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.