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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Roberts on the myth of the Chinese middle class and the rural-urban divide in China

Dexter Tiff Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and a veteran China journalist, was interviewed on his book The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World by CityMetric, a sister publication of the British magazine the New Statesman. The discussion centers on one of the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Roberts on India Today

Dexter Tiff Roberts, an award-winning journalist and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, speaks to India Today about China-India relations, shifting global supply chains in China amid the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications for the Indian economy. More about our expert

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China East Asia

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Trump, Xi, and the economy: The future of US-China economic competition

Amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, US President Donald J. Trump’s administration has taken new actions to confront China economically and geopolitically while encouraging its allies and partners in Europe and Asia to join its efforts.

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China East Asia

Dexter Roberts is a nonresident 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, was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2020. He is represented by Macmillan Speakers Bureau and has has launched a China trade newsletter titled Trade War.