Please join the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center and the Rhodium Group on October 5th for the launch of our flagship China Pathfinder Project, a new interactive analysis of the Chinese economic system designed to answer a complex question: where does China’s system stand relative to open market economies?

Over the last eight months, the teams from Rhodium Group and the Atlantic Council have been working to create a ‘shared language’ for understanding the Chinese economy. China Pathfinder uses a new system to score China and other leading economies across six indicators— Financial System, Market Competition, Innovation, Direct Investment, Portfolio Investment, and Trade— and presents an objective picture of China relative to the world’s largest open market countries.

Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, will give opening remarks. Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of the OECD, will provide a special address.

This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Lingling Wei, Chief China Correspondent at the Wall Street JournalTom Orlik, Chief Economist for Bloomberg Economics, and Anna Ashton, Vice President of Government Affairs for the US-China Business Council. 

Josh Lipsky, Director of the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center, and Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner of Rhodium Group and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, will present the project’s key findings. 

Special remarks

Mathias Cormann


Lingling Wei
Chief China Correspondent
Wall Street Journal

Tom Orlik
Chief Economist
Bloomberg Economics

Anna Ashton
Vice President, Government Affairs
US-China Business Council

Opening remarks

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

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