Weifeng Zhong

Popular Writings


  1. "China's next policy change: Not what President Trump hopes for," AEIdeas, January 15, 2019. Joint with Julian T. Chan.

  2. "Sinology 2.0: Decoding China’s People’s Daily," AEIdeas, November 21, 2018. Joint with Julian T. Chan.

  3. "Machine Learning with a twist: Detecting structural differences in complex data," MLconf, November 19, 2018. Joint with Julian T. Chan.

  4. "Machine learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes," Dataconomy, November 1, 2018. Joint with Julian T. Chan.

  5. "Congress should back White House plan to use tolls to fix infrastructure," The Hill, March 2, 2018.

  6. "China is trying to bribe North Korea into good behavior. Here is what that means for America.The National Interest, November 9, 2017.

  7. "All the general secretary’s men," AEIdeas, October 17, 2017. Joint with Julian T. Chan.

  8. "What (not) to expect from China’s upcoming party congress," AEIdeas, August 31, 2017.

  9. "Trump’s high-risk, high-reward trade policy toward China," AEIdeas, August 8, 2017.

  10. "Reading Xi Jinping," Foreign Affairs, July 4, 2017.

  11. "China must rethink free float for the yuan, as US border tax looms," South China Morning Post, March 7, 2017. Joint with Zhimin Li.

  12. "Donald Trump and the perils of promising too much," Real Clear Politics, October 19, 2016. Joint with Rasa Karapandza.

  13. "Yes, low-information voters have the right to vote," AEIdeas, April 28, 2016.

  14. "A Saudi dump of US assets will only hurt the Saudis," Real Clear Markets, April 21, 2016.

  15. "Debate text analysis: Trump is the moderate," Real Clear Politics, April 14, 2016.

  16. "China needs reform not another investment splurge," Financial Times, February 17, 2016. Joint with Zhimin Li.

  17. "China needs clear market rules and consistent enforcement," Inside Sources, January 12, 2016.

  18. "China’s IPO system badly needs reform," Inside Sources, November 24, 2015.

  19. "China’s new securities superstar, Fang Xinghai, is no hero," The National Interest, November 9, 2015.

  20. "China’s stock market is about to tank — again," Fortune, September 28, 2015.

  21. "China’s troubling lurch back to socialism," Real Clear Markets, August 13, 2015.


In Chinese:


  1. "Trump’s first 100 days: What does his lackluster debut tell us?The Paper (Pengpai), April 27, 2017.
  2. "An evolution of the Senate revealed by the Supreme Court showdown," The Paper (Pengpai), April 12, 2017.
  3. "How did Trumpcare collapse and where will other Trump 'deals' go?The Paper (Pengpai), March 31, 2017.
  4. "The looming US tax reform and how China should respond," The Paper (Pengpai), March 15, 2017.