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China’s Economic Downturn: Structural, Cyclical, or Both?

August 31, 2023 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

Please join the CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Freeman Chair in China Studies for a roundtable discussion on how best to analyze the Chinese economy with an eye to the future.

Sentiment on China’s economy has grown increasingly negative in the past few weeks, with public discourse variously emphasizing “structural” issues such as debt, demography, and China's deteriorating relationship with the West. This roundtable will clarify the various perspectives and the data on which they are based, discuss metrics for how to judge the Chinese economy’s performance going forward, and consider the implications for the United States and the rest of the world.

Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette and Trustee Chair Scott Kennedy will moderate a roundtable discussion featuring Zoe Liu of the Council on Foreign Relations, Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Trustee Chair Senior Associate (non-resident) and Partner at the Rhodium Group Logan Wright, and Lingling Wei of the Wall Street Journal.

Contact Information

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Maurice R. Greenberg Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
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Non-resident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Logan Wright
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Chief China Correspondent, Wall Street Journal