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BFI-China Student Brownbag Lunch – Is Today’s China the Soviet Union of Yesterday?

Boxed lunches were provided.

On December 1, BFI-China and Chicago Booth hosted a brownbag lunch conversation with Chenggang Xu (Stanford University), moderated by Zhiguo He (University of Chicago) and Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago).

Over the past four decades, China has experienced a period of unparalleled, historic change, along with its astonishing economic growth. But recently, evidence has been mounting that the Chinese leadership may be embarking on a “new journey” by implementing a hard pivot toward asserting greater state control over the society, which has sparked questions among policymakers, practitioners, and academics about what motivates Beijing’s actions and what the consequences will be.


Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Is today's China the Soviet Union of yesterday?

Chenggang Xu, Stanford University

Moderator: Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago