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Stephen S Roach

The contributor for Republica.

Sustainability with Chinese characteristics

Published On: September 26, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

NEW HAVEN – In the here and now of climate change, it is easy to lose sight of important signs of progress. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is a case in point. By changing its economic model, shifting its sources of fuel, developing new transportation systems, and embracing eco-friendly urbanization, China’s sustainability strategy is an example of global leadership that the rest of the world should consider very carefully. In the rush to demonize China over trade, the West has missed this point altogether.

Flailing at China

Published On: September 1, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

Notwithstanding all the criticism of China in the West, progress on the road to the Next China actually has been quite extraordinary over the past dozen years

China’s long view

Published On: July 29, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

In keeping with Xi’s Long March imagery, China’s leadership is preparing for an enduring Cold-War-like confrontation, irrespective of who wins the 2020 election in the US

Trump’s art of the spin

Published On: June 30, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

Policy blunders of epic proportion have become the rule, not the exception. It won’t be nearly as easy to spin the looming consequences

Japan then, China now

Published On: June 5, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

Japan and China became victims of America’s unfortunate habit of making others the scapegoat

False narrative on China

Published On: April 30, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

Fixation on China as an existential threat to American Dream has led to tit-for-tat tariffs, escalating security threats and warnings of a new cold war

No middle-income trap for China

Published On: April 4, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

The daunting challenges that China faces at this point in its economic development are far more important than whether its slowdown is a gap or a trap

Misreading China’s strength

Published On: February 27, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

The US economy’s current strength appears fleeting. China is in the opposite position

Resolving US-China conflict

Published On: November 26, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

China saves too much and the US saves too little. These disparities give rise to multilateral trade imbalances that cannot be resolved by bilateral efforts

Weak case against China

Published On: April 30, 2018 12:18 AM NPT By: Stephen S Roach

The case made by the USTR is an embarrassing symptom of a scapegoat mentality that has turned America into a nation of whiners