Zhang Lin

Zhang Lin

Zhang Lin is a Beijing-based independent political economy commentator.

Latest from Zhang Lin

Opinion | Coronavirus stimulus: is the US or Chinese approach more dangerous?

China and the United States have responded with very different fiscal and monetary stimulus approaches to the coronavirus pandemic. The jury is still out on which is superior.

China and the United States have responded with very different fiscal and monetary stimulus approaches to the coronavirus pandemic. The jury is still out on which is superior.

24 Mar 2021 - 1:27AM
Opinion | Coronavirus pandemic has made the US more dependent on China, and cut chances of decoupling

The Biden administration looks set to continue many aspects of Trump’s China policy, but Washington’s ability to contain its economic rival has been greatly reduced by the pandemic.

The Biden administration looks set to continue many aspects of Trump’s China policy, but Washington’s ability to contain its economic rival has been greatly reduced by the pandemic.

2 Feb 2021 - 9:00PM
Opinion | Is China preparing to decouple from the US?

China’s leadership has made it clear to its people that the world will become more dangerous and they must be prepared for hard times.

China’s leadership has made it clear to its people that the world will become more dangerous and they must be prepared for hard times.

3 Jun 2020 - 4:49PM
Opinion | Coronavirus exposes fundamental flaws in China’s economic growth model, and Beijing cannot fix it

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has killed over 1,000 people and infected over 40,000, has highlighted the good and bad sides of a state-controlled system.

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has killed over 1,000 people and infected over 40,000, has highlighted the good and bad sides of a state-controlled system.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:59PM
Opinion | Is China trying to replace Hong Kong with Shenzhen?

With support from the former British colony, Shenzhen has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a centre for hi-tech, but can it really overtake its world-famous neighbour?

With support from the former British colony, Shenzhen has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a centre for hi-tech, but can it really overtake its world-famous neighbour?

9 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM
Opinion | Why are more of China’s students returning from overseas big fans of the Chinese economic model?

The percentage of Chinese students returning to China after studying overseas has risen, due to advantages for returnees not available in the West.

The percentage of Chinese students returning to China after studying overseas has risen, due to advantages for returnees not available in the West.

21 Jul 2019 - 7:16AM
Opinion | With or without trade war deal, disputes between China and US set to intensify, says Beijing commentator

Beijing-based independent political economy commentator Zhang Lin shares his thoughts as the March 1 trade war truce deadline nears.

Beijing-based independent political economy commentator Zhang Lin shares his thoughts as the March 1 trade war truce deadline nears.

17 Feb 2019 - 6:13PM
Opinion | Why China’s housing market bubble won’t burst any time soon

Analysts are predicting China’s housing market bubble will burst, but the economic and social model and ongoing urbanisation drive make a home price collapse unlikely.

 

Analysts are predicting China’s housing market bubble will burst, but the economic and social model and ongoing urbanisation drive make a home price collapse unlikely.

 

17 Dec 2019 - 10:31AM
Opinion | Chinese Communist Party needs to curtail its presence in private businesses

Zhang Lin writes that China’s private enterprises are becoming increasingly like state-owned ones as they set up internal party cells and other political organisations.

Zhang Lin writes that China’s private enterprises are becoming increasingly like state-owned ones as they set up internal party cells and other political organisations.

26 Nov 2018 - 6:12PM
Opinion | US-China trade war is really a clash of civilisations and ideologies

The growing conflict between China and the United States caused by the trade war is very little to do with tariffs, says Zhang Lin.

The growing conflict between China and the United States caused by the trade war is very little to do with tariffs, says Zhang Lin.

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