I have written op-eds and blogs for Foreign Affairs, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Project Syndicate, The Conversation, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, OECD, Brookings, Straits Times, South China Morning Post, among others. Below is a selection of my recent commentaries.
China & global politics
2018 中国改革开放40年 | 中国经验给世界带来什么启示. 《澎湃》 October 12.
2018. “China’s Belt-and-Road is a Campaign, Not a Conspiracy,” Bloomberg, Sep 28.
2018. Invited response to “Will China’s New Debt Diplomacy Strategy Reshape the World?” The International Economy. Winter 2018. | pdf
2018. “2018: Critical moment for China to tell its story well.” Straits Times. (Reprinted in US-China Focus) | Link
2017. “Why China Can’t Fix Its Environment Simply by Adjusting Targets,” PAR Blog Symposium on Climate Change & Public Administration | Link
2016. “With its corruption crackdown, China is also stamping out innovation.” The Conversation | Link
On development and complexity
2018. “Three Fallacies of Embracing Complexity,” UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Transformation Series. | Link
2017. “Which comes first in development: good governance or economic growth? (Spoiler: it’s neither).” World Bank Governance Blog | Link
2018. “Normatively Weak Institutions can be Functionally Strong: A Surprising Lesson from China.” OECD Development Matters Blog. | Link
2016. “Ending poverty: What should we learn and not learn from China,” Brookings Development Blog | Link