Zhang Lin

Zhang Lin

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

Latest from Zhang Lin

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.

3 Jun 2020 - 4:49PM

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.

Is China preparing to decouple from the US?
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.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:59PM

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.

Coronavirus exposes fundamental flaws in China’s economic growth model, and Beijing cannot fix it
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

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

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.

 

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
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.

17 Dec 2019 - 4:08PM

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

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