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Online Event: The End of Chinese Mercantilism? China’s New "Dual Circulation" Strategy

August 27, 2020 • 9:00 – 9:45 am EDT

Please join Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette for a discussion of Beijing's newest economic policy framework -- duel circulation -- and what it tells us about the future of China's economic development trajectory. With increasing geopolitical uncertainty and the long-standing goal of boosting economic and technological "self-sufficiency," is Beijing finally and fully turning the economy inwards after decades of export-boosted growth? Joining us to explore this topic are two of the most knowledgeable analysts of China's economy, Wei Lingling of the Wall Street Journal and Andrew Polk, a Senior Associate at the Freeman Chair in China Studies, and the co-founder and head of economic research at Trivium China.

Lingling Wei is an award-winning senior China correspondent, who was based in the Wall Street Journal’s Beijing bureau from 2011 until China expelled Journal reporters in the spring of 2020. She is now based in New York and focuses on the intersection of Chinese politics and the economy. Her first book, co-authored with fellow reporter Bob Davis, is Superpower Showdown How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Andrew Polk
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Freeman Chair in China Studies

Lingling Wei

Reporter, the Wall Street Journal