G. Bin Zhao

G. Bin Zhao

G. Bin Zhao is a senior economist at PwC China and leads the firm’s strategic research. Before PwC, he co-founded a research and consulting firm focusing on China’s economy and policy. He is a columnist for Forbes Chinese, joint secretary-general at Tsinghua Innovation Economy Forum (TIEF), and a member of the Advisory Board at the Kellogg Alumni Club of Shanghai.

Latest from G. Bin Zhao

The View | Five reasons China’s shift to an innovation-based economy will succeed

Even amid rising geopolitical competition, it’s a question of when – not if – China transforms into an innovation-driven economy. Despite its progress, China needs to improve its ability to transform scientific and technological achievements into products and services.

Even amid rising geopolitical competition, it’s a question of when – not if – China transforms into an innovation-driven economy. Despite its progress, China needs to improve its ability to transform scientific and technological achievements into products and services.

16 Dec 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | How China’s census offers clues to its next policy moves

Beijing’s regulatory moves are sound policy responses to its demographic and economic challenges. Changes in China’s demographic quantity, structure, quality and distribution will continue to direct policy measures and their business implications.

Beijing’s regulatory moves are sound policy responses to its demographic and economic challenges. Changes in China’s demographic quantity, structure, quality and distribution will continue to direct policy measures and their business implications.

4 Sep 2021 - 4:30AM
Opinion | China is risking economic stagnation with its half-hearted stimulus measures

China must not allow its GDP growth rate to fall below 6 per cent, or the economy may be stuck on a low-growth track. Policymakers should step up investments, splash out on needed infrastructure and be generous with both fiscal spending and monetary easing.

China must not allow its GDP growth rate to fall below 6 per cent, or the economy may be stuck on a low-growth track. Policymakers should step up investments, splash out on needed infrastructure and be generous with both fiscal spending and monetary easing.

20 Dec 2019 - 1:30AM
Opinion | China’s economic achievements over the past 70 years point to a strong future, even amid the US trade war and slowing growth

China’s reforms have overhauled its economy, urbanised its society and improved living standards. The trade war and slowing GDP growth aside, the country’s fundamentals suggest a strong economic future.

China’s reforms have overhauled its economy, urbanised its society and improved living standards. The trade war and slowing GDP growth aside, the country’s fundamentals suggest a strong economic future.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:34AM
Opinion | China’s reform and opening must continue, 40 years after its ‘second revolution’

The strengthening of Xi Jinping’s leadership will make further reform and opening possible – by removing the obstacles to change.

The strengthening of Xi Jinping’s leadership will make further reform and opening possible – by removing the obstacles to change.

8 Nov 2018 - 3:49PM
Growing pains: China’s property cooling measures will stabilise economy for long-term growth

A stable property market is in China’s interest is even if GDP is hit in the short term.

A stable property market is in China’s interest is even if GDP is hit in the short term.

25 Feb 2018 - 5:35PM
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28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
China is not quite ready to rewire global finance

A recent Financial Times commentary titled "China: Turning Away From the Dollar" has led to many heated discussions. It is interesting that the Chinese edition of the paper translated the title as "China Will Rewire Global Finance", based on the main theme of the article.

A recent Financial Times commentary titled "China: Turning Away From the Dollar" has led to many heated discussions. It is interesting that the Chinese edition of the paper translated the title as "China Will Rewire Global Finance", based on the main theme of the article.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:11AM
Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China

American political risk expert Ian Bremmer recently wrote that the US and Europe had been evasive on the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

American political risk expert Ian Bremmer recently wrote that the US and Europe had been evasive on the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Chinese dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change

There has been much analysis already of President Xi Jinping's vision of the "Chinese dream". One thing has become clear: striving to achieve the dream is a common goal.

There has been much analysis already of President Xi Jinping's vision of the "Chinese dream". One thing has become clear: striving to achieve the dream is a common goal.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Direct conversion between yuan and euro is on the way

Direct conversion between the renminbi and the yen, which began about two years ago, has been an important milestone in the process of internationalising the Chinese currency.

Direct conversion between the renminbi and the yen, which began about two years ago, has been an important milestone in the process of internationalising the Chinese currency.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Beijing takes gentle approach to deflating real estate bubble

Despite increasingly strict regulations, investment in China's real estate industry, as well as sales totals and prices, still achieved high levels of growth last year.

Despite increasingly strict regulations, investment in China's real estate industry, as well as sales totals and prices, still achieved high levels of growth last year.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Can China's economic planners rise to the challenge?

Five of the Communist Party Central Committee's past seven third plenums have discussed macroeconomic policies relating to reform and opening up, and economic development.

Five of the Communist Party Central Committee's past seven third plenums have discussed macroeconomic policies relating to reform and opening up, and economic development.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
New Silk Road starts with Xian

President Xi Jinping has again repeated his desire to create a Silk Road economic belt following a recent visit to Kazakhstan, where he proposed the idea as a way for European and Asian nations to promote closer economic ties.

President Xi Jinping has again repeated his desire to create a Silk Road economic belt following a recent visit to Kazakhstan, where he proposed the idea as a way for European and Asian nations to promote closer economic ties.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM