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Associate Professor of Management
The sudden escalation of the trade conflict between the U.S. and China could lead to disruptive, permanent shifts in trade and global supply chains.
As it enters its latest phase, China’s Belt and Road initiative is facing pushback by partner countries that fear it could lead to unsustainable debt.
If China flagrantly violates IP rights, the U.S. is guilty of bypassing WTO channels. The two must agree on a framework and enforce laws, say experts.
The ongoing trade war with the U.S., slowing consumer demand and other factors are tempering expectations about the country’s economic growth this year.
It will take more than policy changes and government persuasion to reverse the mindsets of one-child families built over nearly four decades, experts say.