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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Dohner quoted in MENAFN on remarks on China’s BRI

On September 23, Robert Dohner, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and former deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of the Treasury, was quoted in an article titled “China’s Lack of Transparency is Creating ‘Antisynopathy’” by MENAFN for his comments on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, originally published in an Atlantic Council […]

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Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Roberts on China’s economic reform and sustainable growth

Nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and a veteran China journalist Dexter Tiff Roberts’ new book “Myth of Chinese Capitalism” was featured in an article on Global Atlanta on September 22, along with his remarks during a virtual lecture hosted by the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research and the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Roberts speaks before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

On September 9, Dexter Tiff Roberts, nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative and a veteran China journalist, spoke before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s hearing on “U.S.-China Relations in 2020: Enduring Problems and Emerging Challenges.” In his testimony, he discussed the state of the Chinese economy, particularly the prospects of the […]

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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.