John RossFormer Director of Economic and Business Policy of London.
Expertise : Chinese economy; Global economy
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John Ross is formerly Director of Economic and Business Policy for the Mayor of London and a consultant to FTSE 100 companies.
The U.S. is learning a trade war is truly ‘lose-lose’
The new round of high-level economic and trade consultations between China and the United States started in Beijing on Thursday morning against a background whereby the world, and the U.S., now has a more accurate understanding of the consequences of a "trade war"....2019-02-15
Brexit turmoil will continue, but how will it affect UK-China economic relations?
When Britain voted in the 2016 Brexit referendum, there were many in Chinese media who naively thought, "Well, that is a democratic decision. Britain will leave the EU." However, critical issues in the West, as in other societies, are not decided by formal democratic processes but by power and money and the clash of powerful social forces. Therefore, the referendum did not resolve issues but unleashed the deepest British political crisis since World War II. ...2019-02-15
How will Brexit crisis affect China-UK economic ties?
When Britain voted in the 2016 Brexit referendum, there were many in Chinese media who naively thought, “Well, that is a democratic decision. Britain will leave the EU.” However, critical issues in the West, as in other societies, are not decided by formal democratic processes but by power and money and the clash of powerful social forces. Therefore, the referendum did not resolve issues but unleashed the deepest British political crisis since World War II. ...2019-02-14
Reform, opening-up create new wonders in human history
With the first pile driven into the foundation in Shanghai, Baosteel broke ground on Dec. 23, 1978, just one day after the Communist Party of China (CPC) closed its epoch-making meeting that ushered in the era of reform and opening-up....2018-12-18
New Vision for a New Era
For more than six decades, Jose Vieira Loguercio had never made a trip abroad except for two brief forays to southern neighbor Argentina. The son of a trade unionist railway worker, the Brazilian had joined the leftist protest movement in 1964 and never had the luxury of going abroad....2018-12-11
Trump-China Truce: US Farmers ‘Not Going to Be Beneficiaries’
On Saturday, during the G20 summit, US President Donald Trump agreed to halt plans of raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent starting from January 1, 2019, in order to pave the way for trade talks with Beijing....2018-12-07
John Ross addresses Global Think Tanks Forum 2018 in Chengdu
The Global Think Tanks Forum 2018 lifted its curtain on Nov. 22 in Chengdu, the capital of China's southwestern province of Sichuan. The forum drew 120 attendees including think tank executives, leading experts, scholars and media representatives from 18 countries and regions to discuss future development of think tanks and their contribution to global governance....2018-11-23
Scholar praises China’s economic take-off during 40 years of reform and opening-up
China's record in poverty reduction since reform and opening-up is without parallel in human history, a UK expert has said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency.Since China started the reform and opening-up drive nearly four decades ago, over 700 million Chinese have shaken off poverty, accounting for over 70 percent of the global poverty reduction during the period....2018-11-19
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,