2018 Insights

Insights are thought-pieces on various topics by CDI leadership and research staff

April 09, 2018

Collaboration in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area hinges on the concept of metropolitan area and the coordination of different mechanisms. The establishment of the “2+3” free trade area consisting of Nansha, Qianhai, Hengqin, Hong Kong and Macao will promote the development of the Bay Area.

Metropolitan areas provide impetus for China’s urbanization,…

April 09, 2018

China Shall Actively Respond to Sino-US Trade Frictions

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: Impelled by the anxieties over China’s economic rise, United States has initiated a series of actions towards China, including the trade war and possibly with investment and intellectual property as targets. China shall actively respond to these actions with long-term development interests in mind.

The current trade frictions between China and the…

April 08, 2018

Mobike Acquired: Sharing Economy Ends?

Author: Cao Zhongxiong, Executive Director, New Economy Research Department

Overview: Mobike’s acquisition and Didi Chuxing’s dilemma mark that the sharing economy is entering its difficult times. In the future, the mobile transportation platforms need to think about how to make profits; otherwise they are doomed to be merged.

The sharing economy can integrate all kinds of dispersed idle…

March 28, 2018

Promoting BRI with Spirit of Reform and Opening Up

Author: Hu Zheng, Invited Researcher of CDI, Director of China Merchants Group, and Chief Representative of China Merchants Group in Central Asian and Baltic Region

Editor’s Note: The implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) shall be closely combined with the reform and opening up, top-level design, shared development, sustainability. Construction of overseas industrial parks is the…

March 27, 2018

Globalization Will Not Be Stopped by Trade War

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: Eventually, China and the United States will need to sit down at the negotiating table to solve trade frictions.

Trump would sooner or later impose trade sanctions on China, but no one had expected such a big move. China’s exports to the United States amounts to over 400 billion U.S. dollars, while Trump is now seeking to impose tariffs on up to…

March 22, 2018

What Else Can Be Done for Anticancer Drugs Besides Zero Tariffs

Author: Liu Muyun, Invited Researcher of CDI and President of Beike Biotechnology

Editor’s Note: Zero tariffs alone cannot address the root cause of exorbitant prices of imported anticancer drugs and much more should be done to expand market access to quality anticancer drugs.

When he held a news conference at the end of the two sessions, Premier Li Keqiang said that tariffs on drugs will be…

February 12, 2018

Keeping Sober-Minded about China’s Economy

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: “As an economist, I am very proud of achievements of China’s economy. However, it is crucial to keep a realistic and sober amidst the chorus of praise. There will be something wrong if we do not address problems facing China’s economy,” said Prof. Fan Gang.

Recently, especially since the beginning of 2018, public opinions in domestic and abroad…

January 24, 2018

Strong Coordination Mechanism to Boost the Greater Bay Area

Author: Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI

Editor’s Note: Cross-regional coordination mechanism and legal arrangements under the “one country, two systems” framework have great significance in boosting the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, in which Shenzhen as a transportation hub and innovation engine will play an instrumental role.

The Greater Bay Area has…