Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist of the Asian Development Bank, is professor of finance and economics at Columbia University.

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Opinion | Donald Trump makes China out to be a terrible intellectual property thief. But is it?

In every year since China joined the WTO, its intellectual property payments have exceeded the average in countries of a comparable income level. As innovation in China increases, it will naturally strengthen intellectual property protections.

30 Dec 2019 - 9:00AM

In every year since China joined the WTO, its intellectual property payments have exceeded the average in countries of a comparable income level. As innovation in China increases, it will naturally strengthen intellectual property protections.

Donald Trump makes China out to be a terrible intellectual property thief. But is it?
Macroscope | Why Made in China 2025 should scare Donald Trump less than those betting on Chinese tech dominance

The US president’s attacks on Made in China 2025 may harden China’s commitment to the plan, to the detriment of the country’s economy.

5 Sep 2018 - 11:31AM

The US president’s attacks on Made in China 2025 may harden China’s commitment to the plan, to the detriment of the country’s economy.

Why Made in China 2025 should scare Donald Trump less than those betting on Chinese tech dominance
Trump, taxes and trade: why emerging markets must prepare now for the US shock waves
China’s property rights safeguards will need support on the ground
Developing Asia needs to tackle gender discrimination to maximise women's potential in society
Stock market volatility is a poor predictor of the state of China's economy