China is poised to become the world’s largest economy in the near future. However, such growth is not guaranteed. China faces increasingly complex questions about how to manage the tension between state control and market influence within its own borders, and how to address international disputes that often arise with expanded global influence.

Pairing University of Chicago economists with world-renowned experts on China, including both intellectual leaders as well as industry professionals, “China in Today’s World” is a new series that aims to provide timely insights into these and other key issues, ranging from technology to financial markets, and from international trade to regional political challenges.

All times are listed in China Standard Time.

Past Events

December 3: Labor and Aging

Moderated Discussion

Cai Fang, Director of Institute of Population Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Moderator: Emily Henmum, Professor of Sociology and Education

November 5: Data and Governance

Moderated Discussion

Max Meng, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

Dali Yang, William Claude Reavis Professor, University of Chicago

Moderator: Zhiguo He, Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago; Director, BFI-China

October 8: Carbon Neutrality and the Chinese Economy

Moderated Discussion

Ji Zou, CEO & President, Energy Foundation China

Jun Ma, Chairman and President, Hong Kong Green Finance Association; Director, Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research

Moderator: Kevin Mo, Managing Director, Paulson Institute Beijing Representative Office