The Myth of Chinese CapitalismVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia: Beyond the Headlines
The burgeoning might of China’s economy has been one of the most consequential stories of the past few decades, and its impact on the global economy is now firmly established beyond simply market access. China’s overseas investment span the globe, and in many countries China has replaced the U.S. as the top trading partner. The ambitious Belt and Road Initiative aims to tie China and Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. But how is this economic miracle powered?
Join us for a discussion with Dexter Roberts, author of The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: the Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, and Jiayang Fan of The New Yorker, on the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China, and how restrictive policies are preventing the country from becoming the world’s largest economy, and the problems that China and its people face today — giving a cautionary picture of China for a world now held in its financial thrall.
Dexter Roberts is an award-winning journalist and fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. He was China Bureau Chief and Asia News Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek based in Beijing for two decades, and reported from all of China's provinces and regions including Tibet and Xinjiang, covering the rise of companies and entrepreneurs, manufacturing and migrants, demography and civil society. He has launched a China trade newsletter titled Trade War.
Jiayang Fan is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, where she writes about China and Chinese-American politics and culture. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, and The Paris Review, among other places. She was born in Chongqing, moving to the United States at the age of eight. She graduated from Williams College with a double major in philosophy and English literature.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas and Sheila Platt Endowment for Public Policy.
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