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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

Writing for PS since 2006
99 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Minxin Pei, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, is a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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  1. Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Apr 16, 2024 Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.

  2. China’s Pro-Growth Happy Talk
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    China’s Pro-Growth Happy Talk

    Jan 24, 2023 Minxin Pei doubts that the government will do what it takes to engineer the robust economic recovery it has been touting.

  3. A Diplomatic Winter?
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    A Diplomatic Winter?

    Dec 12, 2022 Oscar Arias, et al. consider what the events of 2022 say about the future of peacemaking and diplomacy.

  4. China’s Zero-COVID Muddle
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Dec 7, 2022 Minxin Pei warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.

  5. Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?
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    Will China Prove the Doomsayers Wrong?

    Nov 8, 2022 Minxin Pei urges the country’s new leaders to seize three opportunities to boost growth and reassure investors.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

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    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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