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Over the past 40 years, China’s central government has overseen an unprecedented economic ascent, transforming markets at home and abroad. Today, it is the world’s second-largest economy and top manufacturer, an economic leader whose markets are increasingly globally-integrated, and whose companies are among the world’s most innovative and dynamic. Please join the Lowy Institute’s Richard McGregor and the University of Chicago’s Chang-Tai Hsieh for a discussion on the Chinese government’s role in managing the economy and key domestic industries, the state of its relationships with the outside world, and how these things have changed over time.

About the Seminar Series

China is poised to become the world’s largest economy in the near future. However, such growth is not guaranteed. China faces increasingly complex questions about how to manage the tension between state control and market influence within its own borders, and how to address international disputes that often arise with expanded global influence.

Pairing University of Chicago economists with world-renowned experts on China, including both intellectual leaders as well as industry professionals, “China in Today’s World” is a new series that aims to provide timely insights into these and other key issues, ranging from technology to financial markets, and from international trade to regional political challenges.

All times are listed in Central Standard Time.


Thursday, May 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moderated Discussion

Richard McGregor, Journalist; Author of The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth