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Fruit vendor walks through street in China with his bike and fruit on the back.

Scholars Gather to Analyze Causes, Prospects, and Challenges of China’s Common Prosperity Program

News / May 11, 2022
SCCEI joins forces with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) to convene private roundtables comprised of social science experts who conduct data-intensive research into timely issues confronting China’s economy. Following the private roundtable discussion, ASPI issued a new report titled "China’s Common Prosperity Program: Causes, Challenges, and Implications," authored by ASPI’s Senior Fellow Guoguang Wu. The full report and a brief synopsis of the report are linked below.
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The The Hall of Supreme Harmony is the largest hall within the Forbidden City in Beijing, China and large bronze lion statue sits in front.

U.S.-China Relations in the Age of Uncertainty, a Conversation with Yasheng Huang

News / April 28, 2022
MIT professor Yasheng Huang joined SCCEI for a conversation on the fundamentals of U.S.-China relations and shared his thoughts on how the U.S. can disrupt current bilateral tension and advocated for more data-based, factual, and analytical discussions on China.
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New Books Network Podcast: "Invisible China" with Author Scott Rozelle and Host Peter Lorentzen

News / March 15, 2022
Scott Rozelle joins Peter Lorentzen on this podcast episode discussing Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's new book, Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise.
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Information Flow Between Global and Chinese Social Media with Professor Jennifer Pan

News / March 8, 2022
Stanford professor Jennifer Pan joined SCCEI for a conversation on her new research looking at information flow from the U.S. to China via social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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US, Russia, China flags painted on cracked concrete.

Politics+Media 101 Podcast on "The Battle Over Kyiv and Russian-Chinese Relations"

Commentary / March 2, 2022
CSIS Trustee Chair and SCCEI Collaborator Scott Kennedy and SCCEI Faculty Affiliate Yiqing Xu join the podcast Politics+Media 101 to discuss Russia-China relations and the possible implications the war in Ukraine will have on China-US relations.
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SCCEI Launches "Big Data China" in Collaboration with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

News / February 24, 2022
"Big Data China" aims to bridge the gap between cutting-edge quantitative academic research and the Washington policy community. On February 11, 2022, SCCEI and CSIS hosted their first Big Data China event, "A Liberal Silent Majority in China?" Curated highlights from the first feature of the collaboration are included below.
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China's Human Capital Problem: How are Industrialization and Automation Affecting Chinese Workers?

News / February 9, 2022
On the Sound of Economics Podcast Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Alicia García-Herrero and Scott Rozelle to talk about the impact of industrialization and automation are having on rural and low-income workers in China.
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Kids sit at desks in a classroom in rural China.

"Caste Aside: The Future for China's Peasants" Podcast Episode Features Scott Rozelle

News / February 3, 2022
The Little Red Podcast interviewed FSI senior fellow and SCCEI co-director Scott Rozelle on their podcast to discuss whether common prosperity in China can trickle down to the countryside or not and how China's rural population came to be where they are today.
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Factory with lines of robots performing tasks.

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 how China is automating so rapidly, [Erin Slawson] spoke with Dr. Hongbin Li, Co-Director of the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI)."
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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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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, data-intensive scholarly research on economic issues for a more general audience, as well as SCCEI's collaboration with AmCham South China.
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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 official Wechat account to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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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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Grandfather and granddaughter sit in home in rural China.

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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Data graph lines over cityscape in China.

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, the briefs will cover timely issues that inform policy and advance the public understanding of China and its role on the global stage.
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A crowd of people walk in a subway station in Wuhan, China.

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.
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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 also rolled out new policies to shape manufacturing and infrastructure, and even household fertility and income distribution.
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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 policies that they’re doing are addressing the real underlying issues.” Rozelle says they need to invest in rural education so that workers can move into higher-skill jobs.
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Young children sort corn outside of a home in a rural village in China.

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 most important book on China in a decade: Invisible China, by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell."
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Solar panels in a field in China.

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.
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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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Crowd takes photos on their smartphones of a group of graduates in front of a Chinese university.

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 likely to create firms."
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