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Chinese Business and Economics

The Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics (CB&E) is dedicated to providing thought leadership for the policy community about the dynamics of China’s economy and its implications for industries and other countries. Our work – research, publications, events & outreach – focuses on the intersection of China’s economy and economic policies, the world of technology, US-China relations, and global governance.
We are motivated to provide clear yet nuanced answers to several critical questions:  

  • How sustainable is China’s state-led approach to development and growth?
  • Is China becoming a tech superpower?
  • Is China promoting a revisionist, illiberal agenda in global governance?
  • Should the United States pursue decoupling from the Chinese economy?
  • Are major technology, physical and social changes the world is experiencing — such as the changing nature of work due to automation, climate change, demographic shifts, the customization of media and changing identities, etc. — going to bring the U.S. and China closer together or push them further apart?

To address these issues, we analyze both economic policies and commercial performance. And our conclusions are built through a ground up, multi-level view of China and the global economy, from companies and investors to industries and regions to international supply chains and evolving business models.  

For more information on the program, contact Program Coordinator Alyssa Perez at