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Maurits Elen

Maurits Elen is a contributor to The Diplomat.

He focuses on the Chinese economy and U.S.-China relations. Maurits previously wrote for the Shanghaiist and served as managing editor at the Shanghai Business Review, where he tracked developments in the city’s business communities. He graduated from Leiden University with an MA in International Relations, MSc in Political Science, and MSc in Public Administration. As undergraduate, he received a BA in China studies and Propaedeutic in Jurisprudence.

Hongbin Qu: China’s Tax Cuts Boost Technology Upgrading
April 25, 2019
Hongbin Qu: China’s Tax Cuts Boost Technology Upgrading
Rising private business investment is key to unlocking untapped productivity potential, says the HSBC economist.
Hongbin Qu: China’s Tax Cuts Boost Technology Upgrading
IMF Researcher: Global Growth Set to Recover Late 2019
April 11, 2019
IMF Researcher: Global Growth Set to Recover Late 2019
The improving health of emerging markets, including in Asia, is key to continued recovery in 2020.
IMF Researcher: Global Growth Set to Recover Late 2019
MK Tang: China’s Reforms Are Unfinished Business
February 15, 2019
MK Tang: China’s Reforms Are Unfinished Business
But meaningful progress has been made in cushioning an economic downturn.
MK Tang: China’s Reforms Are Unfinished Business
David Hand: Cautiously Optimistic About Property Market in China
January 09, 2019
David Hand: Cautiously Optimistic About Property Market in China
”Logistics assets are expected to perform best in 2019.“
David Hand: Cautiously Optimistic About Property Market in China
IMF Interview: Opening Up Critical for China’s Future
September 11, 2018
IMF Interview: Opening Up Critical for China’s Future
But fully opening depends on how much free-market competition is allowed.
IMF Interview: Opening Up Critical for China’s Future
Edward Cheung on China’s Modern Property Tax System
August 15, 2018
Edward Cheung on China’s Modern Property Tax System
How to prepare for one of the nation’s most breakthrough economic reforms?
Edward Cheung on China’s Modern Property Tax System
Helen Qiao: China Ready to Cushion Trade Shocks
August 07, 2018
Helen Qiao: China Ready to Cushion Trade Shocks
But re-opening liquidity floodgates is likely to be wisely avoided.
Helen Qiao: China Ready to Cushion Trade Shocks
Johanna Chua on China’s Strategy to Reduce Debt  
June 21, 2018
Johanna Chua on China’s Strategy to Reduce Debt  
How is debt being reined in?
Johanna Chua on China’s Strategy to Reduce Debt  
Sino-US Trade: The Battle for the Future
April 26, 2018
Sino-US Trade: The Battle for the Future
UBS’ Paul Donovan explains how Asia’s trade model is beginning to lose sway.
Sino-US Trade: The Battle for the Future
Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs
April 11, 2018
Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs
What starts bitter ends sweet?
Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs
Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power
March 07, 2018
Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power
To whom much is given, much will be required.
Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power
Rob Blain: What Awaits the Chinese Property Industry
February 28, 2018
Rob Blain: What Awaits the Chinese Property Industry
How do investors react to a cooling market?
Rob Blain: What Awaits the Chinese Property Industry
Anthony Couse: Outlook on Property in the Asia-Pacific
January 31, 2018
Anthony Couse: Outlook on Property in the Asia-Pacific
What trends will shape real estate in the region?
Anthony Couse: Outlook on Property in the Asia-Pacific
Alicia Garcia-Herrero: What US Tax Reform Means for China
December 20, 2017
Alicia Garcia-Herrero: What US Tax Reform Means for China
How will the new U.S. tax system affect the world’s second largest economy?
Alicia Garcia-Herrero: What US Tax Reform Means for China
On Asia: An Interview With UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
November 08, 2017
On Asia: An Interview With UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Unity in the UN Security Council is key to solving Korean crisis, says Guterres ahead of ASEAN Summit.
On Asia: An Interview With UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Joe Davis on Sino-US Trade Misconceptions
October 30, 2017
Joe Davis on Sino-US Trade Misconceptions
What forces shape one of the world’s largest trading relations?
Joe Davis on Sino-US Trade Misconceptions
Takehiko Nakao on Asia’s Development Challenges
September 23, 2017
Takehiko Nakao on Asia’s Development Challenges
An interview with Takehiko Nakao, president at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Takehiko Nakao on Asia’s Development Challenges
IMF Interview: Can China Sustain Strong Growth?
August 16, 2017
IMF Interview: Can China Sustain Strong Growth?
James Daniel, the IMF’s China mission chief, on how to safely unlock Chinese growth.
IMF Interview: Can China Sustain Strong Growth?
On China: A Conversation With Larry Summers
December 21, 2016
On China: A Conversation With Larry Summers
Larry Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary, discusses China's domestic challenges and the lessons of China’s economic success.
On China: A Conversation With Larry Summers
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