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Jialin Zhang


A visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution in 1995–1996, Jialin Zhang specializes in international economics, China's economic reforms, and Sino-American trade relations. He resides in Shanghai, China, and is a senior fellow of the Shanghai Institute for International Studies as well as director of the board, Council of Policy and Strategy in Shanghai. He is the author of another Hoover Institution essay titled China's Response to the Downfall of Communism in Eastern Europe and Soviet Union (1994), as well as "Guiding Chinas Market Economy" in Current History (September 1994).

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Recent Commentary

State Owned Enterprises cartoon

China Backpedals

by Jialin Zhangvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

State-owned companies are cramping the private sector—and putting a nascent market economy in jeopardy. By Jialin Zhang.

China’s Slow-motion Land Reform

by Jialin Zhangvia Policy Review
Monday, February 1, 2010

Tentative steps and halting progress

A Critical Weakness

by Jialin Zhangvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The effort may be slow and fumbling, but China is attempting to embrace property rights at last. By Jialin Zhang.

An Assessment of Chinese Thinking on Trade Liberalization

by Jialin Zhangvia Analysis
Friday, April 18, 1997

An examination of recent theoretical and empirical research in China about that country's trade protection policies reveals that an increasing number of leading economists now favor the liberalization of the Chinese market economy and its closer integration with the world economy. Chinese policy toward foreign trade reveals greater domestic market openness. Not only has China deeply cut tariffs in recent years but it is committed to even greater cuts in the next few years to an average rate of 15 percent by the year 2000, a level maintained by most developing countries. Chinese policymakers, recognizing that greater foreign direct investment and imports mean acquiring foreign technology, are now eager to liberalize the regimes trading system and to reduce protection for those high-cost uncompetitive enterprises and industries.