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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...
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...
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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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...
Chinese flag and lanterns on a street in China.

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...
Man mixies cement in a construction site in China.

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.
A boy sits alone on a wood deck over a green field in China.

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.
Farmer watering fields in front of a cityscape.

VoxChina: "Invisible China: Hundreds of Millions of Rural Underemployed May Slow China’s Growth"

News / June 2, 2021
According to World Bank data, only a handful of economies have risen from middle to high income since 1960. But a large group of countries has remained middle income for decades, seemingly unable to...
A mother and child preparing food inside a yurt in rural China.

Foreign Affairs: 'China's Inconvenient Truth' Features Scott Rozelle's Research

News / May 28, 2021
In this piece written by Hoover senior fellow Elizabeth Economy for Foreign Affairs, Economy highlight's Scott Rozelle's research detailing the lack of educational opportunities—in terms of...
Young Chinese students stand in line in front of a large building in China.

The Economist: Education in China is Becoming Increasingly Unfair to the Poor

News / May 28, 2021
SCCEI director Scott Rozelle's research on the disadvantages to the hukou education system in China is featured in this article published in "The Economist." Rozelle is quoted saying...
A busy crosswalk in a city with many people crossing the street in China.

The Conversation: If China’s Middle Class Continues to Thrive and Grow, What Will it Mean for the Rest of the World?

News / April 27, 2021
Amitrajeet Batabyal quotes Scott Rozelle in his article discussing China's status as a middle-income nation and their possible rise to high-income.
Book cover for "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise" showing a man watering a field in front of high rise buildings.

Economist Global Business Review Lists 'Invisible China' in their article, Five Books You Shouldn't Miss This Year | Editor-in-Chief Recommendations

News / April 23, 2021
The Economist Global Business Review listed the Invisible China as one of the five notable books in 2021. This list is made by the editors from the Economist for the World Reading Day (April 23, 2021...
A group of school boys in school uniforms pose in a rural village in China.

ChinaTalk Podcast with Scott Rozelle

News / April 9, 2021
Scott Rozelle joins ChinaTalk to discuss his recent book "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise", co-authored with Natalie Hell. The podcast discusses how China...
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Asia Matters Podcast: China Faces Up to its Biggest Challenges

News / March 23, 2021
On the Asia Matters podcast, Andrew Peaple speaks to economists Tao Wang and Jinny Yan, and academic Scott Rozelle about China's economy.
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Politico: Biden Bets Big on Asia

News / March 15, 2021
Jude Blanchette from CSIS recommends Scott Rozelle's new book "Invisible China" saying, "If you’re thinking seriously about China’s future trajectory, it’s imperative you read...
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Politico: 'Beijing's Visions of American Decline'

News / March 11, 2021
Scott Rozelle is quoted in the Politico China Watcher newsletter speaking about China's Five Year Plan and what's missing. Rozelle focusses on China's need to dedicate more resources...
Callum Newman and Scott Rozelle on video during the interview on China's invisible crisis on March 10, 2021.

The Daily Reckoning Australia: Invisible China with Professor Scott Rozelle

News / March 10, 2021
The Daily Reckoning Australia host speaks with Scott Rozelle about why China is facing an internal crisis no one in the world is watching except him.
Screenshot of 25 participants on Zoom during the SCCEI Faculty Meet & Greet.

SCCEI "Faculty Meet and Greet" Spotlights New Center Goals and Research Agenda

News / February 22, 2021
Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) Co-Directors Scott Rozelle and Hongbin Li hosted a “Faculty Meet & Greet” event to introduce the academic community to the work they...
A mother and child preparing food inside a yurt in rural China.

Foreign Policy: China Will Run Out of Growth if it Doesn't Fix its Rural Crisis

News / February 8, 2021
Chorzempa & Huang write on China's rural human capital crisis stating that "no country with China's vast education and public health problems has ever broken out of the ranks of...
Book cover for "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise" showing a man watering a field in front of high rise buildings.

Asia Sentinel: Book Review: Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise

News / January 30, 2021
Asia Sentinel reviews Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's book "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise."

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