Start date: 14/10/2020 16:00

End date: 14/10/2020 17:00

Venue: Webinar

Address: Webinar

From Factory of the World to Superpower: China's Troubled Transition – Premium Briefing with Dexter Roberts

CBBC Event

October 14
Key details:

Time: 16.00 – 17.00 BST
Open to: Premium members only

We are delighted to invite CBBC Premium members to this online briefing with Dexter Roberts, From Factory of the World to Superpower: China's Troubled Transition, on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

As discussed in his new book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism, Dexter Roberts will describe how surging income inequality, an unfair social welfare system, and rising social tensions block China’s continued economic rise with implications for companies and countries around the world. He will discuss how China is struggling to leave behind its "Factory to the World" growth model, and include its hundreds of millions of left-behind migrant workers into a more innovative, consumption-driven economy and why that means China may not become the superpower the world expects.

Dexter Roberts

Roberts is an award-winning writer and speaker who previously spent more than two decades as China bureau chief and Asia news editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, reporting from all of China’s provinces and regions, as well as Taiwan, Mongolia, and North Korea. He now serves as an adjunct instructor in political science and a Mansfield Fellow at the University of Montana and as a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative. He has recently launched a China newsletter called Trade War; his book "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: the Worker, the Factory and the Future of the World" was published in March 2020.

If you would like to order a copy of his book, you can do so via this link.


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