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The Forces Driving Industrial Automation in China

News / January 4, 2022
"By 2016, China had the world’s largest stock of operational robots. This was a massive increase from 2010, when it trailed Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. To learn why and...
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The Threat to China from its Invisible Population

Blogs / December 14, 2021
Author Sam Olsen interviews Scott Rozelle about the findings in his book "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise."
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The Economist Lists "Invisible China" as One of the Best Books of 2021

News / December 11, 2021
On December 11, 2021 The Economist published their list of the best books of 2021. Scott Rozelle's newest book, "Invisible China" was listed third on the line up!
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Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health

Blogs / November 19, 2021
Scott Rozelle introduces his recent publication, "Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health" in a blog post for the China Economic Review's...
US & China Flags.

Conference Highlights Need for US-China Collaboration

News / November 19, 2021
Panel at Stanford China Economic Forum discusses climate change, financial technology as key areas of mutual interest.
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SCCEI China Briefs Featured in Global Media Outlets

News / November 19, 2021
SCCEI’s new impact initiative, SCCEI China Briefs, was spotlighted in over 14 media sources on November 19, 2021. The media content called attention to SCCEI’s commitment to translating fact-based,...
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Rural Poverty is the Biggest Obstacle to China's Rise, Says Economist Scott Rozelle

News / November 18, 2021
Katrin Buchenbacher from Neue Zürcher Zeitung interviewed Scott Rozelle about his recent book on China's rural population.
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SCCEI Launches New Impact Initiative with the China Briefs

News / November 15, 2021
The SCCEI China Briefs are short features that translate top-quality academic research into evidence-based insights for those interested in China and U.S.-China relations. Released twice a month,...
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Foreign Policy: The U.S. is Still Beating China in Human Capital—For Now

News / November 4, 2021
Authors Ryan Hass and Jude Blanchette highlight Scott Rozelle's research on the human capital criss in rural China.
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Meet SCCEI's Postdoctoral Scholars

Blogs / November 1, 2021
SCCEI welcomed six postdoctoral scholars to the team this year. We spoke with each of them to learn more about them and their research interests.
Barry Naughton, Scott Rozelle, and Matt Marostica speak on Zoom during the 2021 Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

News / October 5, 2021
During the summer of 2021, a “regulatory storm” shook markets in China. While the crackdown had its most immediate effects on private education, internet business, and finance, the government has...
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China is Purging Celebrities and Tech Billionaires. But the Problem is Bigger than 'Sissy Men'

Commentary / September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these...
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Forbes: How China’s GDP Growth Fails To Measure Its Standard Of Living: The Tragedy Of The Current Recentralization

News / September 8, 2021
Author Anne Stevenson-Yang exposes the unseen rural China and states that "the best corrective to misunderstandings about this “invisible China” is a book that came out in 2020 and remains the...
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Washington Post: The Professor who Assigns Value to Nature — then Persuades World Leaders to Save It

News / July 30, 2021
SCCEI Affiliate Gretchen Daily is featured in The Washington Post discussing Natural Capital Project and her many research initiatives working to prioritize environmental conservation globally.
EURiCs. brief on China in a time of pandemics: The Impact on employment and education in rural China.

EURiCS: The Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 Control Measures in Rural China

News / July 29, 2021
Scott Rozelle discusses the impact of COVID-19 control measures on employment and education in rural China during a presentation given to the EURICS/IFRAE/Universite de Liege webinar series.
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VoxChina: Gaokao, Ability, and Occupation Choice

News / July 28, 2021
Hongbin Li's research finds that "In China, the college entrance exam score is predictive for both firm success and wage-job success in the future, yet higher-score individuals are less...
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The Strategist Reviews Scott Rozelle's Book, 'Invisible China'

News / July 7, 2021
"[Rozelle and Hell's] fresh book, Invisible China, focuses on an issue that has received little attention, China’s vast, isolated and long-neglected rural population. As the authors see it...
Workers on the assembly line in the packaging workshop of a liquor enterprise, Sihong county, Jiangsu province, China.

The Guardian: 'Poverty Divides Us': Gap Between Rich and Poor Poses Threat to China

News / July 1, 2021
Xi Jinping himself has warned China’s wealth gap is not only economic but political and could threaten party’s legitimacy. Scott Rozelle is quoted sharing just how rare it is for someone in China to...
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Aljazeera: As China’s Communist Party Turns 100, Economic Challenges Loom

News / June 28, 2021
"As the ruling Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary this week, China’s leaders face formidable economic challenges, from falling birth rates and income inequality to rural-urban...
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Financial Times: China Must Pivot to Consumption-Led Growth or Risk Decline

News / June 22, 2021
Author George Magnus, Research Associate at Oxford University’s China Centre, features research from Scott Rozelle in this Financial Times letter.
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The Wire China: Scott Rozelle on China's Rural Problem

Q&As / June 20, 2021
In this article by the Wire Scott Rozelle, SCCEI Co-Director and development economist, talks about the middle income trap, educating China's children, and why we should all want China's...
Chinese senior man tapping on mobile phone in wooden house.

The Globe and Mail: China's Aging-Population Crisis is a Mess of its Own Making

News / June 14, 2021
"Other countries might be able to address their shrinking workforce by replacing quantity with quality. But according to Invisible China, a new book by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell, the...
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Aljazeera: Despite Three-Child Policy, Many in China Can't Afford More Kids

News / June 9, 2021
This article features Scott Rozelle's research on China's demographics and labor force in China. Rozelle's work indicates that China has a lower quality work force "because China...
Two young boys stand in a driveway in rural China.

The Globe and Mail: China Prizes Education, So Why are Some Children Still Left Behind?

News / June 9, 2021
Author Nathan Vanderklippe quotes Scott Rozelle and references his research about the need for improved parenting education in rural China to reduce the number of cognitively delayed babies across...
Old man on urban street in China.

The Manila Times: Can '3-Child Policy' Solve China's Shrinking Workforce and Aging Population caused by Decades of Female Scarcity?

News / June 8, 2021
The Manila Times references Scott Rozelle's newest book "Invisible China" while discussing China's ability, or lack there of, to replace its aging labor force.

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