Prof Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun is professor of economics and director of the China Centre for Economic Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai.
Prof Zhang Jun
Zhang Jun is professor of economics and director of the China Centre for Economic Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Latest from Prof Zhang Jun

The View | China’s decade of extraordinary growth from 2008 is lost on its critics. Why?

Serious challenges on several fronts did not deter the authorities from pressing on with a commitment to change the Chinese growth model. The story of how these efforts contributed to the rise of the middle class and the emergence of a world-leading digital economy demands a fuller understanding.

3 Apr 2019 - 10:22PM

Serious challenges on several fronts did not deter the authorities from pressing on with a commitment to change the Chinese growth model. The story of how these efforts contributed to the rise of the middle class and the emergence of a world-leading digital economy demands a fuller understanding.

China’s decade of extraordinary growth from 2008 is lost on its critics. Why?
How China’s balancing act between centralised control and local leadership will be critical to its future

While recent years have seen a pullback from the decentralised governance instituted in the Mao Zedong era, it risks stifling growth and innovation. The answer may lie in a system of downward accountability.

2 Oct 2018 - 7:38PM

While recent years have seen a pullback from the decentralised governance instituted in the Mao Zedong era, it risks stifling growth and innovation. The answer may lie in a system of downward accountability.

How China’s balancing act between centralised control and local leadership will be critical to its future
Opinion | Will China be the next tech powerhouse? Maybe with the next 20 years of sustained investment

The panic in the West over China’s quest for technological dominance is based on a misunderstanding of the ground reality. The country is nowhere near being a world leader in hard technology development.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The panic in the West over China’s quest for technological dominance is based on a misunderstanding of the ground reality. The country is nowhere near being a world leader in hard technology development.

Will China be the next tech powerhouse? Maybe with the next 20 years of sustained investment
China’s cautious financial opening up does not make it an enemy of the US
Are Chinese enterprises being taxed to death?
Cities must rise if services are to power China’s new economy
China could be facing a hard choice over painful job losses

Zhang Jun says with the state sector expected to shed more jobs, the government will be under pressure to intervene – to the detriment of the economy’s long-term prospects.

30 May 2016 - 5:11PM

Zhang Jun says with the state sector expected to shed more jobs, the government will be under pressure to intervene – to the detriment of the economy’s long-term prospects.

China could be facing a hard choice over painful job losses
For China, communication is key to keeping currency markets calm
Blame inept regulation for China's stock market crash
Inefficient credit that holds back growth has no place in China's new normal
Rethinking the role of efficiency in China's growth model

Although China's economy has expanded at a staggering pace over the past three decades, its growth model is now widely agreed to be exhausted. Even China's top leadership acknowledges the need for change.

15 Nov 2016 - 12:30PM

Although China's economy has expanded at a staggering pace over the past three decades, its growth model is now widely agreed to be exhausted. Even China's top leadership acknowledges the need for change.

Rethinking the role of efficiency in China's growth model
Can China fulfil its untapped economic growth potential?