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John Ross
John Ross is Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. From 2000 to 2008 he was Director of Economic and Business Policy in the administration of the Mayor of London, a post equivalent to the current position of Deputy Mayor. He was previously an adviser to major international mining, finance and equipment manufacturing companies.
August 9, 2018
A trade war will cut US living standards
This essay illustrates why we can expect the 2nd half of 2018 and early 2019 to be the optimal economic time for the Trump administration to put trade pressure on China.
July 26, 2018
BRICS dependent on free trade for development
This essay demonstrates how the BRICS, and other developing countries, have a powerful interest in maintaining the global framework established by the WTO and opposing moves to protectionism.
July 3, 2018
Data shows China's strong support for the WTO
China's trade-weighted average import tariff rate had fallen to 4.4 percent in 2015, only 1.5 to 2 percentage points higher than those of developed economies such as the U.S. and the EU.
June 8, 2018
​The SCO is a bastion of global stability
Economic developments show China's emphasis on the development of the SCO is entirely realistic. The SCO is crucial not only for geopolitical and security reasons but also for the economic development of its member states.
May 13, 2018
US data shows no underlying economic acceleration under Trump
The upturn in the U.S. economy in 2018/19 is a normal business cycle development and there is no evidence from the U.S. data that Trump's policies have increased the GDP growth rate.
April 11, 2018
Xi's Boao Forum speech shapes globalization agenda
Xi Jinping's address at this year's Boao Forum firmly established China as a pillar of economic globalization at a critical moment.
February 24, 2018
Xi Jinping's new book: An essential primer for understanding China
For anyone wishing to understand China today, and its policy on international relations, there is no better starting point than the second volume of President Xi's The Governance of China, now published in English.
December 15, 2017
​China's dream and the human dream
China's economic and international theory is correct and more advanced than anything in the West. 
December 6, 2017
The importance of Xi's speech to international political parties
President Xi gave expression to core ideas of China's foreign policy, reiterating the importance of cooperation between nations for building a better future.
September 4, 2017
Xi Jinping affirms key global role of BRICS
President Xi Jinping has highlighted the importance of the BRICS approach to world economic expansion, and this is supported by IMF data.
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