2017 Insights

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

November 17, 2017

Experience of the German Economy

Author: Peter Bofinger, Professor for Monetary and International Economics, Würzburg University, and a Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

Editor’s Note: At the China Industrial Finance Forum 2017 on November 17 in Jinan, Professor Peter Bofinger shared his views on the successful experience of the German Economy. Here are excerpts from his speech:

Germany is among the top ten…

November 10, 2017

China’s Internet Finance: Risks and Regulation

Author: Fan Gang, President, CDI

Editor’s Note: Internet finance, while injecting new vitality into economic development, has also brought with it inevitable risks, which calls for new models of internet finance regulation.

Online shopping, internet finance and telecommunication technologies have brought various benefits to the Chinese economy, such as fueling the development of the manufacturing…

November 01, 2017

Shenzhen to Build a New Regional Innovation System

Author: Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President, CDI

Editor’s Note: In the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen has a unique advantage of innovation. Shenzhen shall give a leading role to innovation and strive to build a new regional innovation system.

Shenzhen is a metropolis featured with openness and innovation. Shenzhen is home to a large number of highly competitive private…

November 01, 2017

China’s Economy Promises Bright Prospect in the New Era

Author: Fan Gang, President, CDI

Editor’s Note: China still has huge potential for economic growth, as the domestic supply side reform and growth in consumption further promote the development of China’s economy. Enterprises will also meet new opportunities in the period of economic transformation.

During the period from 2011 to 2016, China faced rather strong downward pressure on its economy.…

October 24, 2017

Shenzhen Development Approach in New Era after 19th CPC National Congress

Editor’s Note: CDI experts gave suggestions to the development approach for Shenzhen after the 19th CPC National Congress.

Housing Should Be for Living in, not for Speculation

Land shall be used for housing construction. To solve the housing problem, we should trace back to the factor of land. What Shenzhen needs is a residential land supply regime instead of improved housing construction…

June 29, 2017

Promoting Hong Kong’s Economy by Integrating into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area

Author: Yang Qiurong, Research Fellow, Center for Hong Kong and Macao Studies

Editor’s Note: Integrating into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area and deepening the cooperation with other cities in the Bay Area will boost Hong Kong’s economy.

City clusters are a critical platform enhancing the national competitiveness and regional influence. New York, Tokyo and London are influential cities in…

June 14, 2017

What is the Root of High Housing Price?

Author: Fan Gang, President, CDI

Editor’s Note: Although the real estate market has gone through a tortuous development process, there still remains a huge potential. So how can the real estate industry realize sound development?

Why is there high housing price? Because there is high price of land auction and the land price is derived from the real estate price. The expected housing price in the…

May 26, 2017

New Amber Route in Northern Europe

Author: Zhang Guoping, Postdoctoral Researcher, CDI

Editor’s Note: The proposal of the Amber Route has clearly defined the potential of complementary industries in the future between China and the Nordic countries, and will expand and deepen economic and trade cooperation between China and the Nordic and Arctic region.

Arctic region has weak infrastructure but the enormous potential needs. The…

May 18, 2017

"Belt and Road" Opens Golden Age of Sino-British Cooperation

Author: Zhang Guoping, Postdoctoral Researcher, CDI

Editor’s Note: Britain's participation in the "Belt and Road" Initiative is an important opportunity to open the Chinese domestic market and third country markets. China and Britain are highly complementary in trade structure. By strengthening the docking of development strategies, and promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in trade,…

May 17, 2017

Stronger Product and Service Alignment Crucial to Promoting China-Belarus Cooperation

Author: Wang Guowen, Director, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Zhang Yiju, Research Associate, Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Editor’s Note: The mutual recognition and alignment of the standards for product and services at national strategic level and in the form of bilateral agreements is crucial to ensuring successful construction, implementation and…

May 16, 2017

Improve Business Environment to Facilitate the Development of Sri Lanka-China Industrial Zone

Author: Yu Zongliang, Research Assistant, Department of Regional Development Planning, CDI

Editor’s Note: China is Sri Lanka’s largest trading partner and the most important investor. The Sri Lanka-China Industrial Zone will become an important platform for Chinese enterprises going global as well as the industrial capacity cooperation between the two countries. However, the business environment…

May 15, 2017
Insight 32

Positive Trends in Trade and Investment Cooperation between China and Pacific Islands

Author: Hu Zhenyu, Director, Department of Sustainable Development and Maritime Economy, CDI, Zhou Yuyi, Research Associate, Department of Sustainable Development and Maritime Economy, CDI


Editor’s Note: The Pacific Island countries are faced with significant environment pressure and pressing needs for development at present. While growth in global trade has slowed down, development in trading…

March 26, 2017

Treating Economic Sub-Health Conditions

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: at Session 24 Global Economy: Moving Beyond Sub-Health, Fan Gang said that high economic growth rate is unhealthy and China would like to lower its foreign reserves gradually.

High economic growth is not necessarily healthy as China currently deals with the consequences of overheated economy in the past. China's central bank is also reluctant to…

March 26, 2017

Labor Market Reform in the Internet Era

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: at Session 28 Labor Market Reform: Tough, but a Must-Do during the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017, Fan Gang said that freelancers who have emerged with the development of the Internet should be covered by social security system so that they could gain the social recognition and a sense of belonging to the society.

With the development…

March 15, 2017

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area and China’s Opening-up

Author: Guo Wanda, Executive Vice President of CDI

Editor’s Note: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, a metropolitan area featured with vitality, technology and innovation, emphasized by Premier Li Keqiang in the Report on the Work of the Government 2017, implies greater opening-up of China.

The world is now experiencing de-globalization. Yet China is stepping up opening-up to the outside world.…

January 09, 2017

Decline in China's Foreign Reserves Is Good News

Author: Fan Gang, President of CDI

Editor’s Note: “The decline in China's foreign reserves is good news in the long-run,” said Prof. Fan Gang, the President of CDI, in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Shanghai on January 9, 2017.

The decline in China's foreign reserves is good news in the long-run,” said Prof. Fan Gang, the President of CDI, in an interview with Bloomberg Television in…