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Prof. YU Miaojie’s English-language Academic Book Won the “China New Development Awards” by Spinger Nature


14th September,2021, China-US Trade War and Trade Talk, the book by Professor YU Miaojie, Peking University Boya Chair Professor and Deputy Dean of National School of Development of Peking University, won the "China New Development Awards".

The Book by Prof. YU Miaojie and the Trophy

Prof. Yu (left) at the Awarding Ceremony

"China New Development Awards" was initiated in 2019 by Springer Nature, a leading global publisher of SDG (Sustainable Development Goals of Unite Nations)-related research. Springer Nature's mission is to help address global societal challenges and accelerate delivery of the SDGs by publishing and disseminating high-quality books with content relevant to the goals. The "China New Development Awards", as part of the Springer Nature SDG Programme, aims to accelerate the delivery of SDGs by sharing relevant discoveries, and to highlight significant research contributions from Chinese scholars in facilitating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Ten English-language academic books won the awards this year, and they were all selected from about 820 books and conference proceedings published in 2020 by Springer and Palgrave Macmillan, two of Springer Nature’s renowned imprints. Each book is edited or authored by at least one Chinese scholar and directly linked to one or more of the 17 SDGs, covering hot topics across a wide range of disciplines from environmental sciences, pedagogy, medicine, to social sciences, business and economics. The awards are assessed by a judging panel made up of Springer Nature’s in-house editors and executives leading its SDG programme, on the basis of both scientific merits and the social impact of research.

Prof. Yu Miaojie's book China-US Trade War and Trade Talk focuses on the current tension between China and the US on trade imbalance and discusses China's opening-up strategy in the context of this trade conflict. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, the author presents a detailed analysis of the current state of the China-US trade relationship and describes the potential impacts of China-US trade conflicts. The topics covered in this section include the re-estimate of US trade deficit with China, China's non-market economy status, the impact of China-US bilateral investment treaties on China's manufacturing sectors, and the estimated welfare losses and gains resulting from the China-US trade war. Part II explores China's possible response and development strategy in the context of de-globalization. Based on an overview of China's three stages of economic reform and opening-up policy in the past four decades, the author discusses the future tasks that would move the country into a new stage of all-round opening up. Lastly, the book comprehensively reviews the role of processing trade, trade liberalization, and firm performance in promoting China's miraculous economic growth so as to foster a better understanding of China's experience of opening up over the past 4 decades.

This book is Professor YU Miaojie's second English-language academic book, and the first one is Trade Openness and China’s Economic Development, published by ‎ Routledge.

Professor YU Miaojie is Peking University Liberal-Art Chair Professor and Deputy Dean of National School of Development (NSD), Peking University. He is a Chang-Jiang Scholar of Ministry of Education of China, and is awarded as China's National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Professor Yu’s research includes international trade and Chinese economy. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and 10 books in English and Chinese, and won the prize of Royal Economic Society (2015).