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China’s economy, trade & tariffs: Past, present, future

Published 10 August 2022

Have the pandemic and US-China trade war irreversibly affected the future of the Chinese economy? Two trade economists from National University of Singapore discuss the past, present, and future of the Chinese economy.

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Although it has long been assumed that China would inevitably surpass the United States in GDP, its ability to do so depends on Beijing’s willingness to implement extensive reforms, said Bert Hofman, Director of the East Asian Institute at Singapore National University. Both the US and Chinese economies have fared poorly in the pandemic and the US-China trade war was costly to both sides. Sanjana Goswami, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore noted that the ‘China Shock’ has been followed by a measurable dent in Chinese exports from the US-China trade war. Can China still overtake the United States? How does China’s future as an economic superpower affect its relations with the US? Watch the video to find out more.

About the NPF International Trade Fellowship 2022

The National Press Foundation in collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation welcomed 22 Asia-based journalists to its International Trade Fellowship in Singapore last month. The five-day workshop, held at the Foundation’s offices in Singapore, touched on digital trade, trade agreements, and U.S.-China trade friction among other issues. The NPF International Trade Fellowship is part of an ongoing program of trade training for journalists and awards for trade coverage, sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation.

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