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By Shang-Jin Wei - Mar 23,2020
NEW YORK – Back in January, I predicted that the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus in China would reach a turning point by the second or third week of February.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Jan 29,2020
NEW YORK — The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the fear and uncertainty at the peak of the 2003 SARS crisis.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Oct 16,2019
NEW YORK — Opponents of globalisation constantly point to the uneven impact of open trade.
By Shang-Jin Wei - May 15,2019
CANBERRA — As Australia heads toward a federal election on Saturday, the national debate on cutting carbon dioxide emissions is heating up. Yet the discussion highlights the limits of what Australia or any other individual country can do to combat global warming.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Apr 16,2019
NEW YORK — China is about to slash the employer contribution rate to the social-security fund from 18-20 per cent, with some variation across regions, to 16 per cent, and cut the value-added tax (VAT) rate from 16 per cent to 13 per cent, for most enterprises.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Feb 06,2019
NEW YORK — China will benefit from a normalisation of its trade relationship with the United States, but it is important to realise that the same holds true for the US.
By Shang-Jin Wei - Mar 27,2018
NEW YORK — The announcement by the Trump administration that the United States will sanction China for intellectual-property theft is the latest salvo in a deepening trade dispute between the two countries.


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