Zhang Lin

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

Latest from Zhang Lin

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?

9 Sep 2019 - 10:00AM

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?

Is China trying to replace Hong Kong with Shenzhen?
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.

21 Jul 2019 - 7:16AM

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

Why are more of China’s students returning from overseas big fans of the Chinese economic model?
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.

17 Feb 2019 - 6:13PM

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

With or without trade war deal, disputes between China and US set to intensify, says Beijing commentator
Opinion | Why China’s housing market bubble won’t burst any time soon

Some analysts are predicting the economy will implode, but the country’s economic and social model and its ongoing urbanisation drive make a home price collapse unlikely.

13 Jan 2019 - 10:34PM

Some analysts are predicting the economy will implode, but the country’s economic and social model and its ongoing urbanisation drive make a home price collapse unlikely.

Why China’s housing market bubble won’t burst any time soon
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.

26 Nov 2018 - 6:12PM

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.

Chinese Communist Party needs to curtail its presence in private businesses
US-China trade war is really a clash of civilisations and ideologies
Economic cold war between China and US inevitable
Why Beijing will sacrifice its middle class in trade war with Donald Trump
Why the trade war won’t prompt Beijing to dump its US Treasuries
The three dangers of China’s mixed-ownership reform
China’s two big mistakes in trade war may lead the country into middle-income trap
Why China must curb state spending as well as lending to tackle its debt problem