Foreword by Janet Yellen
An economic historian and trained electrical engineer, Eugene Huang has been a senior policy advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson since 2007. He previously was a White House Fellow and served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology. Mr. Huang has conducted research on the economics of standards and policies toward innovation and competiveness at Stanford University’s Institute for Economic Policy Research. At Treasury, he has been responsible for coordinating key portions of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. He also managed the candidacy of Robert Zoellick to become World Bank president.
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China and the state of California have built deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges that reverberate across the globe, and these interactions make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century. In his book, journalist Matt Sheehan chronicles the real people who are making these connections.