Ding Ke

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization

Ding Ke received his PhD degree in economics from Nagoya University. He has been working at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) since 2005. His research field includes industrial organisation, global value chain, small business and Chinese economy. He is the author of Market Platforms, Industrial Clusters and Small Business Dynamics: Specialized Markets in China (2012).

People walk along a street in Beijing, China, on 17 July 2022. (Noel Celis/AFP)

China can overcome the middle-income trap with technological innovations

Academic Ding Ke believes that the Chinese government is making efforts in using innovation to drive further development of the country and avoid the middle-income trap. But this would prove difficult amid heightened China-US tensions and the trend of economic decoupling.