In the years since COVID-19’s emergence, China has devised and implemented a highly effective disease-outbreak response system.
For Zhang Jun's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
U.S. efforts to slow Beijing's ascension on the global stage will not have a lasting impact, let alone stop China’s economic and technological rise.
The heyday of globalization soon could be replaced by a post-pandemic era shaped by national-security concerns and border controls.
Many economists in the West did not see China's massive growth coming, and its influence is now becoming impossible to ignore.
In the last few years, the view of China as a strategic rival has taken over the American political mainstream, with leaders largely choosing confrontation over cooperation.
China has always been cautious about loosening family-planning rules. But, if it is to sustain its economic dynamism in the decades to come, it must work hard to expand its labor force.
Instead of upholding Trump’s confrontational China policy, Biden should accept China’s central role in the global economy, and pursue a mutually beneficial trade agreement.
Shanghai and Shenzhen are both vital to China’s economic future. But neither is more important than the other and each has a unique role to play.
Like an overprotective parent, China's central government needs to learn to let go.
Whether the renminbi is added to the SDR basket this October, a gradual transformation of the global system to accommodate China seems all but inevitable.