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By Shang-Jin Wei - Apr 05,2021
NEW YORK — Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump raised US tariffs on imports from China several times, from an average of about 3 per cent when he took office in January 2017 to over 20 per cent by the end of 2019.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Mar 03,2021
NEW YORK  —  As US President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package works its way through Congress, former treasury secretary Lawrence Summers (a Democrat) and many Republicans argue that the plan is too big.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Dec 19,2020
NEW YORK — China’s pledge in September to pursue carbon neutrality by 2060 was followed by a similar pledge from Japan a month later.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Nov 07,2020
NEW YORK — The Chinese fintech conglomerate Ant Group, known for its digital payments and other online financial services, has just been stopped in its tracks, after Chinese regulators suspended its simultaneous public listing, originally scheduled for November 5, on the Hong Kon
By Shang-Jin Wei - Nov 03,2020
NEW YORK — American voters, who represent about 4 per cent of the world’s population, will soon elect a president whose climate policies will affect not only everyone on Earth today, but also future generations.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Aug 15,2020
NEW YORK — Shortly after US President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively banning the Chinese-owned social-media app TikTok, he issued a second order prohibiting “any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person...
By Shang-Jin Wei - Aug 09,2020
NEW YORK — Following US President Donald Trump’s vow to block US access to TikTok, the popular short-video app’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, has been in frantic talks with Microsoft, presumably to sell its subsidiary quickly before the ban goes into effect.Of course, it is
By Shang-Jin Wei - Mar 23,2020
NEW YORK – Back in January, I predicted that the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus in China would reach a turning point by the second or third week of February.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Jan 29,2020
NEW YORK — The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the fear and uncertainty at the peak of the 2003 SARS crisis.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Oct 16,2019
NEW YORK — Opponents of globalisation constantly point to the uneven impact of open trade.



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