The Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics provides unmatched thought leadership for the Washington policy community by examining China’s economy and the costs and benefits of its commercial relationship with the United States and the rest of the world.

We go beyond the headlines to examine Chinese sectoral trends and industrial policy, the behavior of its companies and financial institutions, trade and supply chains, and the political economy of CleanTech and climate governance. With our rigorous empirical and data-driven research, we put forward proposals for how the United States and others can adopt smart policies that account for economic tradeoffs in an era defined by both deep interdependence and strategic competition.

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U.S.-China Scholarly Recoupling: Advancing Mutual Understanding in an Era of Intense Rivalry

The United States and China have avoided scholarly decoupling, but over-securitization of ties is restricting a fuller recoupling. This report explains the value of scholarly ties, the obstacles to greater exchange, and practical strategies for overcoming these challenges.

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Report by Scott Kennedy — March 27, 2024

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Xi Jinping addresses the 20th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

2024 Global Forecast: The China Challenge

In the first installment of the 2024 Global Forecast—A World Dividing—experts examine the myriad challenges facing U.S.-China relations in 2024, from Chinese military activity and economic coercion to competition for tech dominance and geopolitical standing.

Digital Report by Victor Cha, Gregory C. Allen, Scott Kennedy, Seth G. Jones, Kari A. Bingen, and Heather Williams, Tom Karako, Bonny Lin, Jude Blanchette, Charles Edel, Christopher B. Johnstone, Nicholas Szechenyi, Lily McElwee, Daniel F. Runde, Craig Cohen, Alex Kisling — January 25, 2024

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Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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5Mazzocco
Senior Fellow, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Daniel H. Rosen
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Claire Reade
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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John L. Holden
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Deborah Seligsohn
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Logan Wright
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Jeanette Chu
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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