A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Barry Naughton on China’s Economic Rise
Lessons from China’s Economic Rise: what economists expected and what surprised them. Barry Naughton reviews what economists correctly anticipated from China’s economic reforms and what they didn’t expect (and why). He discusses what China’s policies mean for the country’s future and its ties with others. Naughton is an accomplished analyst of China’s economy. His textbooks on China’s economy are the most widely used. His 2011 and 2016 presentations at USCI conferences captured key issues of the moment and anticipated the challenges of today.
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Barry Naughton holds the So Kwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. Prof. Naughton is a prolific author, writing for both specialized and general audiences. He wrote Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993 and contributed chapters to and edited many other books including Reforming Asian Socialism, The China Circle: Economics and Technology in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Holding China Together: Diversity and Integration in the Post-Deng Era. He is the author of the widely-used textbook on China’s economy: The Chinese Economy: Adaptation and Growth (a revision of his earlier The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth). In addition to his articles in academic journals, he is a regular contributor to the China Leadership Monitor.
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