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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Roberts featured in CNN International on Evergrande’s debt crisis

On September 20, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in CNN International on Wall Street’s reaction to China’s Evergrande crisis. He argued that the Chinese government has a very firm hand on financial sectors and “would like to make an example of Evergrande” by injecting politics into the country’s economy.  Read more about the author:

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Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Roberts in Nikkei Asia on Beijing’s recent crackdown on private businesses and its implications for China’s economic future

On September 10, 2021, Nikkei Asia published an op-ed by Asia Security Initiative senior fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts titled, “Lacking a better game plan, Beijing will pick off more industries.” The article explores Beijing’s “squeeze” on technology sectors and highlights China’s growing economic vulnerabilities. Roberts argues that “this is bad news for Beijing’s plan to […]

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China Economy & Business

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Roberts featured in Asharq News on the implications of Japan’s increased defense spending in the Indo-Pacific

On August 31, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in an interview from Dubai-based Asharq News on the regional implications of Tokyo’s recent announcement of plans to increase its defense spending, focusing on the impacts this development will have on the US, China, Taiwan, and Japan (interview voice-over in Arabic). Read more about the author:

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Dexter Roberts is a senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative, housed within Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Roberts is an award-winning journalist and a regular commentator on U.S.-China relations. He is also a Fellow at the University of Montana’s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center.

Previously, he was China bureau chief and Asia News Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Beijing for more than two decades. His recent reporting has focused on how legacy policies from China’s past, including its household registration system, are leading to growing inequality and social tension, and are holding back the country’s development. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and studied at National Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Training Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

Roberts has won numerous journalism honors, including Overseas Press Club awards, the Sidney Hillman Foundation prize, Human Rights Press awards, and Society of Publishers in Asia editorial excellence awards. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and a master of international affairs focusing on China and journalism from Columbia University, where he was a recipient of the New York Financial Writers Association Scholarship. Roberts’ first book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, The Factory, and The Future of the World, (St. Martin’s Press) was chosen as one of The Economist “best books of the year” for 2020.  He is represented by Macmillan Speakers Bureau and has launched a China trade newsletter titled Trade War.