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魏杰:中国人不爱消费 主要是收入不高 - Wei Jie: Chinese don't like to consume, because salaries are too low print version
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第五期湖北省企业高级管理人才教育讲坛[1]上,著名经济学家[2]魏杰[3],不仅给企业指引未来发展方向,并呼吁提高居民收入[4],会带来经济增长。

魏杰说:"房子限购[5],价格没降,交易量少了,经济就不可能增长。同样,汽车在部分地区也出现限购,所以GDP就下降。民营经济[6]成为中下游[7]产业,竞争激烈,利润[8]不高,所以很多企业不干了。因此经济要保持稳定增长,因为如果GDP下降到7%以下,将无法保证新增就业岗位[9],如果上升到10%又会面临通胀[10]。

魏杰表示,如果要找到经济新的增长模式,房地产业[11]则必须尽快进行调整。魏杰认为未来的投资重点在于高档性[12]住房。商业地产本来就是投资行为,不能限制,放开有利于经济增长。因此,未来的房价统计[13]也会分开进行,不能将所有类型的房产都混合在一块。

"中国居民的消费[14]为什么起不来?有人说原因是中国人不喜欢消费,喜欢节俭[15],这是不可能的,没人不喜欢消费,根本问题还是老百姓太穷了。"魏杰表示,居民收入至少应该和GDP同步。魏杰认为,要提高居民收入,首先要对财政政策[16]进行调整,现在通胀太严重。

In the '5th Hubei province education forum for high-raked enterprise personnel', famous economist Wei Jie not only pointed out the future development direction of businesses, but also called on the improvement of resident income, which could bring along economic development.

Wei Jie said: "There's a limit to apartment purchase; the price isn't falling and there are few transactions - In this way the economy cannot grow. Similarly, in some districts the purchase of cars is also limited, leading to a drop in GDP. The economy of privately run enterprises is becoming 'the industry in the lower-middle reaches of the river': competition is fierce while profit is low, thus, many enterprises give up. Therefore, the economy must maintain a stable growth. If the GDP drops to a level of lower than 7%, it will be impossible to guarantee new job positions; if growth reaches 10% we might face inflation.

Wei Jie said that if we want to find a new economical growth model, the real-estate industry must be regulated quickly. Wei Jie believes that the future main investment domain is high-class housing. "Real-estate is naturally an investment realm which cannot be restricted and setting it free is beneficial to economical growth. In this way, housing price statistics could be divided in the future, as not all types of housing should be generally mixed in the same category."

"Why there is no growth in the consumerism of Chinese residents? Some say that reason is that Chinese don't like to consume and like to save money, but this is impossible, who doesn't like to consume?! The basic problem is that the common people are too poor. Wei Jie said that residents' income should at least follow the GDP growth. Wei Jie believes that in order to improve residents' income, some regulations in fiscal policies must first take place. At the moment inflation is too severe.

Original article published by Changjiang Times, 长江时报, chuangjiangtimes.com


[1] 第五期湖北省企业高级管理人才教育讲坛dìwǔ qī húběishěng qǐyè gāojí guǎnlǐrén cái jiàoyù jiǎng tán - 'The 5th Hubei province education forum for high-raked enterprise personnel', an economy symposium that took place in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei province

[2] 经济学家 jīngjì xuéjiā - Economist

[3] 魏杰 wèi jié - Wei Jie, a famous Qinghua university economy professor

[4] 居民收入 jūmín shōurù - Resident income

[5] 限购 xiàn gòu - Limited purchase, insufficient consumption

[6] 民营经济 mín yíng jīngjì - Privately-run enterprises

[7] 中下游 zhōng xiàyóu - Middle and lower reaches of a river, here a metaphor for a crowded location with not much profit

[8] 利润 lìrùn - Profit

[9] 就业岗位 jiùyè gǎngwèi - Job posts

[10] 通胀 tòng zhàng - Inflation

[11] 房地产业 fángdìchǎn yè - Real-estate industry

[12] 高档性 gāodàng xìng - High-class

[13] 房价统计 fángjià tǒngjì - Housing prices statistics

[14] 消费 xiāofèi - Consumerism

[15] 节俭 jiéjiǎn - Thrifty, save money

[16] 财政政策 cáizhèng zhèngcè - Fiscal policies (mainly policies in government expenditure and taxation).


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