EAST ASIA SEMINAR SERIES
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. He will also discuss how COVID-19 has exacerbated the already huge social disparities in China further complicating its ongoing economic transition and putting it at risk of falling into the middle income trap. And he will discuss how global supply chain diversification is affecting China and whether a change in U.S. presidents is likely to do anything to reduce the growing tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Dexter Tiff Roberts, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Asia Security Initiative and an adjunct instructor in political science at the University of Montana as well as a Fellow at the university's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center
Diana Fu, Director, East Asia Seminar Series at the Asian Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto