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Maurits Elen

Maurits Elen is a contributor to The Diplomat.

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.

Posts by Maurits Elen
April 25, 2019

Hongbin Qu: China’s Tax Cuts Boost Technology Upgrading

By Maurits Elen
Rising private business investment is key to unlocking untapped productivity potential, says the HSBC economist.

April 11, 2019

IMF Researcher: Global Growth Set to Recover Late 2019

By Maurits Elen
The improving health of emerging markets, including in Asia, is key to continued recovery in 2020.
February 15, 2019

MK Tang: China’s Reforms Are Unfinished Business

By Maurits Elen
But meaningful progress has been made in cushioning an economic downturn.

January 09, 2019

David Hand: Cautiously Optimistic About Property Market in China

By Maurits Elen
”Logistics assets are expected to perform best in 2019.“

September 11, 2018

IMF Interview: Opening Up Critical for China’s Future

By Maurits Elen
But fully opening depends on how much free-market competition is allowed.

August 15, 2018

Edward Cheung on China’s Modern Property Tax System

By Maurits Elen
How to prepare for one of the nation’s most breakthrough economic reforms?
August 07, 2018

Helen Qiao: China Ready to Cushion Trade Shocks

By Maurits Elen
But re-opening liquidity floodgates is likely to be wisely avoided.

June 21, 2018

Johanna Chua on China’s Strategy to Reduce Debt  

By Maurits Elen
How is debt being reined in?

April 26, 2018

Sino-US Trade: The Battle for the Future

By Maurits Elen
UBS’ Paul Donovan explains how Asia’s trade model is beginning to lose sway.

April 11, 2018

Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs

By Maurits Elen
What starts bitter ends sweet?

March 07, 2018

Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power

By Maurits Elen
To whom much is given, much will be required.
February 28, 2018

Rob Blain: What Awaits the Chinese Property Industry

By Maurits Elen
How do investors react to a cooling market?

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