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Fri, May 7, 2021

The risky logic behind China’s economic strategy: ‘Politics in command’

As the regime comes to see private companies as a rising threat, we’re entering a new era of Chinese state capitalism.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Corruption

Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Roberts on Chennai Centre for China Studies webinar: Myth of Chinese capitalism

On April 23, Dexter Tiff Roberts participated in a webinar hosted by the the Chennai Centre for China Studies based in India to give a book talk about his recently published The Myth of Chinese Capitalism. Read more about the author:

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China Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

How much support does the Chinese Communist Party really have?

The precarious balancing act that China’s leaders have struck—one that mixes strident nationalism and policies that push overheated economic growth with overwrought propaganda—will continue to present them with daunting challenges.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Economy & Business

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.