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.

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
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.

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

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

Growing pains: China’s property cooling measures will stabilise economy for long-term growth
25 Feb 2018 - 5:35PM
How China’s belt and road ambitions can take flight – one win-win deal at a time
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
What next for the renminbi with Trump in the White House?
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Could SOE reform in China usher in the next economic revolution?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Closer ties with mainland China are good for Hong Kong business
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Why international markets are wrong to expect continued renminbi depreciation
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Beyond the pessimism: Why sustained, healthy development will be the new normal for China’s economy
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
How the Winter Olympics can have a snowball effect on China's economy
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Stock market turmoil won't hold up China's financial reform
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
China’s bull market isn’t finished yet, despite the wild ride
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Let's not get carried away; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank faces many hurdles
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
China's property market has reached a turning point
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
China should welcome Catholic Church, and other faith traditions, for the moral good of society
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Google must not give up on the Chinese market
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.

China is not quite ready to rewire global finance
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.

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

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

Direct conversion between yuan and euro is on the way
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.

Beijing takes gentle approach to deflating real estate bubble
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.

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

New Silk Road starts with Xian
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Trade lubricant
15 Aug 2012 - 10:54PM
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.

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?
20 Jun 2018 - 3:01PM
Brighter days ahead for China's economy
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
Diaoyus fallout sees China refocus RMB push to Australia, Canada
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
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.

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'
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM
China's economy faces a rough ride in the next few years
28 Oct 2016 - 9:12AM