China & Other Asia


Excerpt regarding US demands on China, panel on The Geopolitics of Economic Self Reliance, M-RCBG, April 29, 2022.

"Who has the World's Largest Economy?Project Syndicate, May 28.  “Is China overtaking the US as a financial and economic power?” The Guardian, May 29. 2020.

What is the US trying to accomplish in the trade war with China?,” Innovation Meeting with Executives from Sichuan State-owned Companies, Harvard University, Dec.11, 2019.


The currency manipulation game is afoot – but that’s better than a trade war,” The Globe & Mail, Canada, August 13, 2019.

"Xi and Trump Miss Their Chance,"  Project SyndicateMarch 21.  Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are Missing a Trick over Trade,” The Guardian, March 22.  “Xi, Trump Miss Their Opportunity to End Trade War,” Bangkok Post, March 23.   "Xi and Trump Miss Their Chance to Expand Markets," blog,, March 24, 2019 

"Trump's Currency Confusion Continues,"  Project Syndicate, September 20, 2018.  E.g., "Trump Wrong to Brand China a Currency Manipulator," Nikkei Asia Review

"Shifts in Economic Powers," Boston, July 11, 2018.

"What Does Trump Want in his On-Again Off-Again Trade War?" The Hill, May 30, 2018.

"Why China Won't Yield to Trump," Project Syndicate, April 17.  E.g. Nikkei Asian Review, April 18, 2018.

"Chinese surpluses & currency valuation, 2004-2017" ppt pdf. Session 4: The China Problem; 2017 NJIT Economic/Bubble Conference; Leir Retreat Center, Fri., 11/3-Sat. 11/4/2017.

Commentaries, at China-US Focus, 2015-17.

"Can Trump Deal with North Korea and China?" Project Syndicate, Aug. 24, 2017.    E.g., "Trump's trade policy on China won't win its help on North Korea,"  The Guardian, Aug.25, 2017.  "Deal-maker Trump Can't Deal," China-US Focus, Sept.11, 2017.

"China in the World Economy," Ppt or PDF,  MAS Term Professor Public Lecture, National University of Singapore, May 25, 2017.

"Mnuchin's Mission," Project Syndicate, March 22, 2017.  E.g.,in Nikkei Asian Review, March 23, 2017.

“Recent developments in China’s economy, stock market & foreign exchange market,” Outline, China Economy session, Asia Business Conference, Harvard Business School, Feb.28 2016.

"China's  Stock-Market Red Herring,"  Project Syndicate January 19, 2016. 
"China's Slowdown,"  VoxEU , Jan. 27, 2016. 

Video interview -- China and other EMs: The long view, Conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of Prometeia, Bologna, 26 Nov., 2015.  

"China Confronts the Market," Project Syndicate, September 4, 2015.   "Misinterpreting Chinese Intervention in Financial Markets," China-US Focus, September 10, 2015.  Exhibits, Sept. 21, 2015

The Chimera of Currency Manipulation,”  Korea Herald, June 14, 2015.  June 10, in Project Syndicate.

"Asia Games are Not Zero Sum," Project Syndicate, April 23, 2015.

"Congress, China, and Currency Manipulation,"  China-US Focus, April 8.  Or “The Non-Problem of Chinese Currency Manipulation,” Project Syndicate,, Feb.20, 2015.  
"Chinese currency manipulation not a problem,"  East Asia Forum, March 9. Condensed from "If China stops manipulating, its currency will depreciate," Feb. 23, 2015.

"The Rise of China & the RMB,"  Ppt, HKS China Society, Feb. 8, 2015.

"China is Still #2,"Project Syndicate, May 5.   Expanded as "China is Not Yet #1," VoxEU, May 19, 2014.  

"Betting on the Tortoise in Japan,"  Project Syndicate, Sept.12.  Extended version,"Japan's consumption tax: Take it slow & steady," Sept. 16, 2013.

"Will the Yuan Challenge the Dollar as Top International Currency?" CERK International Conference, Center for Economic Research of Korea,SungKyunKwan University, May 22, 2014.

"Protectionist Shadows Over Solar Power," Project Syndicate, August 1, 2013.

"China Currency Issues," MPA/ID program, Nov. 2012.
"The Rise of the RMB as an International Currency: Learning from Historical Precedents," JP Morgan Asia-Pacific Equity Conference, Sept. 6, 2012.
"China-US Currency Issues," China's Leaders in Development Program, Ash Center, June 2012appendicesJune 2010.  

"China Adjusts," Project Syndicate, March 23, 2012.   E.g., Brisbane TimesSydney Morning Herald..

"Internationalization of the Renminbi: What Does History Tell us About the Precedents?" at RIETI, Japan, Oct.5, 2011.  
"The Rise of the Renminbi as International Currency: Historical Precedents," Vox Oct. 2011.
"China-US Currency Issues," China Future Leaders, Jan. 2011,
"The RMB as an International Currency," Slides, Club de CEPII, Paris, 12 Jan., 2011. 

"South Korea in the G-20 Spotlight," Project Syndicate, Nov. 2010.

"The Renminbi-Dollar Issue," slides, Spring Exercise, HKS, April 23, 2010. 
"Asia, the US, and the G20 in 2010," presentation, Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations,  Feb. 2010
"China, the US, and Currency Issues," presentation, CFL, Harvard, Jan.2010.

“Can China Achieve a Soft Landing?” Sept.18, 2006, for The International Economy, Fall issue.
“On the Renminbi,”  CESifo Forum, vol 6, no. 3, Autumn 2005, p. 16-21 Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich.


"Lessons Learned from the Korean Crisis," Conference on The Korean Crisis, Center for International Development, Harvard University, Nov. 19, 1999.

"Asia: Opportunity or Obstruction," conference on Global Economics and Global Security: The Balance in the New Millennium, KSG, Harvard, Sept. 23, 1999.

"The Second Clinton Administration's Policies Toward Korea and East Asia," Address to the Korea-US Twenty-First Century Council, Washington, D.C., May 1, 1997.