The Political Economy of China’s Rise

Thursday, Jan 27, 2022

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lecture by:
Dr. Hongying Wang

China’s emergence as a major economic power has implications around the world. This talk offers an overview of the internal and external stories of China’s economic rise. How has China achieved its economic transformation since the late 1970s? What have been some social and political consequences of this transformation? What serious problems does China face in sustaining its economic growth in the coming decades? What political obstacles have hindered the solution of these problems? How has China expanded its economic presence overseas? Should the rest of the world worry about Chinese economic reach? The talk will address these questions in the hope of provoking discussions.

About The Lecturer

Dr. Hongying Wang

Hongying Wang teaches political science at the University of Waterloo and is a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. Her current research focuses on the role of emerging powers, especially China, in global economic governance. She has written extensively on Chinese politics, political economy, and international political economy in academic and policy publications. She has been a contributor to government training programs and media discussions on China-related issues. She is a fellow of the Public Intellectual Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations.