China’s Competitiveness: Myths, Realities, and Lessons for the United States and Japan

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2013– The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Freeman Chair in China Studies, Hills Program on Governance, and Japan Chair will host an event examining the lessons that the United States and Japan can take from China's recent economic growth. Using a joint project between CSIS and Japan's 21st Century Public Policy Institute studying five Chinese firms, the panel will look at the factors that led to their rise, assess their global competitiveness, and examine how Western companies and governments should respond. Please find more information about the panel below.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
B1 Conference Center
CSIS 1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to

With Remarks by:

Charles Freeman
VP Global Public Policy and Government Affairs,
PepsiCo & Senior Advisor, CSIS

James Lewis
Director and Senior Fellow,
Technology and Public Policy Program, CSIS

Nathaniel Ahrens
Deputy Director and Fellow,
Hills Program on Governance, CSIS

Kiyo Aburaki (by video)
Former U.S. Representative,
21st Century Public Policy Institute

Moderated by:

Michael J. Green

Senior Vice President for Asia & Japan Chair, CSIS
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

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