G. Bin Zhao

G. Bin Zhao

G. Bin Zhao is a senior economist at PwC China and co-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.

Latest from G. Bin Zhao

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.

20 Dec 2019 - 1:30AM

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 is risking economic stagnation with its half-hearted stimulus measures
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.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:34AM

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 economic achievements over the past 70 years point to a strong future, even amid the US trade war and slowing growth
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.

8 Nov 2018 - 3:49PM

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

China’s reform and opening must continue, 40 years after its ‘second revolution’
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.

25 Feb 2018 - 5:35PM

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

Growing pains: China’s property cooling measures will stabilise economy for long-term growth
How China’s belt and road ambitions can take flight – one win-win deal at a time
What next for the renminbi with Trump in the White House?
Could SOE reform in China usher in the next economic revolution?
Closer ties with mainland China are good for Hong Kong business
Why international markets are wrong to expect continued renminbi depreciation
Beyond the pessimism: Why sustained, healthy development will be the new normal for China’s economy
How the Winter Olympics can have a snowball effect on China's economy
Stock market turmoil won't hold up China's financial reform
China’s bull market isn’t finished yet, despite the wild ride
Let's not get carried away; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank faces many hurdles
China's property market has reached a turning point
China should welcome Catholic Church, and other faith traditions, for the moral good of society
Google must not give up on the Chinese market
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.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:11AM

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.

China is not quite ready to rewire global finance
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.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM

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

Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China
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.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM

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.

Chinese dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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 yuan and euro is on the way
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.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM

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.

Beijing takes gentle approach to deflating real estate bubble
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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.

Can China's economic planners rise to the challenge?
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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.

New Silk Road starts with Xian
A China crash in the making?

Each time China's economy faces difficulties, talk of a collapse tends to surface. Some voices are driven by concerns about their investments; some are looking for speculative opportunities; others might just be following the trend, unable to draw their own conclusions.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:01PM

Each time China's economy faces difficulties, talk of a collapse tends to surface. Some voices are driven by concerns about their investments; some are looking for speculative opportunities; others might just be following the trend, unable to draw their own conclusions.

A China crash in the making?
Diaoyus fallout sees China refocus RMB push to Australia, Canada
Brighter days ahead for China's economy
China's economy faces a rough ride in the next few years
China's crackdown on corruption is Communist Party's 'New Long March'

These days, the phrase "anti-corruption" is perhaps among the most common to be found in the Chinese media, and it echoes through all levels of public discussion. The GlaxoSmithKline bribery scandal has created panic among some multinational executives in China, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry. A number of government officials at various levels, as well as senior managers of state-owned enterprises, have been greatly concerned too, fearful that they might be next in line as top leaders strive to build a corruption-free government.

28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM

These days, the phrase "anti-corruption" is perhaps among the most common to be found in the Chinese media, and it echoes through all levels of public discussion. The GlaxoSmithKline bribery scandal has created panic among some multinational executives in China, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry. A number of government officials at various levels, as well as senior managers of state-owned enterprises, have been greatly concerned too, fearful that they might be next in line as top leaders strive to build a corruption-free government.

China's crackdown on corruption is Communist Party's 'New Long March'
CNOOC-Nexen deal opens Canadian investment door