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Lawrence J. Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Lawrence J. Lau

Behind the US-China trade war lies a competition for dominance and a rising tide of protectionism

Lawrence J. Lau says the competition between the world’s two largest economies doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game, while isolationist sentiment, particularly in the US, can be stemmed with a redistributive tax system

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Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau is the Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, emeritus, at Stanford University. He served as vice-chancellor and president of the Chinese University from 2004 to 2010, and chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) from 2010 to 2014.