Fred Hu

Fred Hu

Fred Hu is a Chinese economist and chairman of Primavera Capital Group.

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Opinion | To make Hong Kong safe again, both sides must turn to pragmatic compromise

Hong Kong must stop resisting and accommodate the central government’s demands for a national security law. Only through pragmatic negotiations with both sides’ best interests at heart will Beijing and Hong Kong secure the safe, prosperous future they desire.

4 Jun 2020 - 9:35AM

Hong Kong must stop resisting and accommodate the central government’s demands for a national security law. Only through pragmatic negotiations with both sides’ best interests at heart will Beijing and Hong Kong secure the safe, prosperous future they desire.

To make Hong Kong safe again, both sides must turn to pragmatic compromise
Opinion | US coronavirus economic relief package has one glaring flaw: failure to lift tariffs

In addition to tariffs on medical products hampering the US’ own fight against the disease, trade war levies had already hit many businesses hard before the pandemic. Preventing a global economic crisis calls for an end to protectionism.

17 Apr 2020 - 5:06AM

In addition to tariffs on medical products hampering the US’ own fight against the disease, trade war levies had already hit many businesses hard before the pandemic. Preventing a global economic crisis calls for an end to protectionism.

US coronavirus economic relief package has one glaring flaw: failure to lift tariffs
Opinion | In trade and tech, the US can do better than throwing a tantrum over losing to an upstart China

Accusations of China cheating while overlooking its massive investments in innovation only makes the US look like a bullying, hectoring superpower nation behaving with ill grace at the slightest whiff of competition.

17 Jun 2019 - 6:41AM

Accusations of China cheating while overlooking its massive investments in innovation only makes the US look like a bullying, hectoring superpower nation behaving with ill grace at the slightest whiff of competition.

In trade and tech, the US can do better than throwing a tantrum over losing to an upstart China
Relax, America: state policies like ‘Made in China 2025’ aren’t drivers of China’s progress in technology

China may love drawing up industrial policies, but the evidence shows their effectiveness is questionable. So the US fear of China’s strategy of hi-tech development is misplaced – its quarrel lies elsewhere.

5 Sep 2018 - 11:31AM

China may love drawing up industrial policies, but the evidence shows their effectiveness is questionable. So the US fear of China’s strategy of hi-tech development is misplaced – its quarrel lies elsewhere.

Relax, America: state policies like ‘Made in China 2025’ aren’t drivers of China’s progress in technology
Five trillion reasons for China to push ahead with economic reforms

Fred Hu and Jonathan Woetzel say Beijing cannot afford to shirk the challenge of raising productivity to address its growth challenges and create long-term prosperity.

21 Apr 2016 - 5:36PM

Fred Hu and Jonathan Woetzel say Beijing cannot afford to shirk the challenge of raising productivity to address its growth challenges and create long-term prosperity.

Five trillion reasons for China to push ahead with economic reforms
Market rout will strengthen China's resolve to implement long awaited reform