China’s economy has been exhibiting troubling signs. Property prices are falling, making households less wealthy and curtailing consumer spending. High government debt, a declining population, and America’s policy moves are combining to pose Chinese policymakers a serious challenge.
How is Beijing navigating the country’s economic slowdown? How will China’s struggles impact the global economy?
For answers, watch FP’s Ravi Agrawal in discussion with three experts: Economist Adam Posen; the Wall Street Journal’s chief China correspondent, Lingling Wei; and James Palmer, author of FP’s weekly China Brief newsletter.
Chief China Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
Lingling Wei is the chief China correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of Superpower Showdown. She covers China’s political economy, focusing on the intersection of business and politics. Born and raised in China, she has an M.A. in journalism from NYU., got her start covering U.S. real estate, and has won many awards for her China coverage.
President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Adam Posen is president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. For three decades, he has researched and advised policymakers on the political economy of pro-growth policies—including industrial policy—in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and at the European Commission. He is the author or editor of seven books and numerous widely cited articles, including “The Price of Nostalgia” and “The End of Globalization?”
Deputy editor, Foreign Policy
James Palmer is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy and writes FP’s weekly China Brief newsletter. Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia and The Death of Mao: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Birth of the New China. He won the Shiva Naipaul prize for travel writing in 2003.