Daniel Poon

Daniel Poon

Daniel Poon is an economist with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Division on Globalisation and Development Strategies. He has worked for the International Labour Organisation and the North-South Institute, and was previously a visiting scholar with the Institute of World Economy and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. His main publications and research interests involve China’s industrial strategy, development finance, and South-South economic relations.

Latest from Daniel Poon

The View | China’s belt and road isn’t like the Marshall Plan, but Beijing can still learn from it

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is different from the US post-war recovery programme for Europe, which came with policy conditions and an end date. But Beijing can still learn valuable lessons.

16 Apr 2019 - 9:21AM

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is different from the US post-war recovery programme for Europe, which came with policy conditions and an end date. But Beijing can still learn valuable lessons.

China’s belt and road isn’t like the Marshall Plan, but Beijing can still learn from it
Opinion | China broke the rules of global trade – but for good reason

The global trade regime is an example of institutional overreach: backed by its developed-country members, the WTO has effectively reduced the policy space of developing countries to become rich themselves.

21 Jun 2018 - 6:53PM

The global trade regime is an example of institutional overreach: backed by its developed-country members, the WTO has effectively reduced the policy space of developing countries to become rich themselves.

China broke the rules of global trade – but for good reason
What ‘Made in China 2025’ can teach Trump’s America about reviving industry